Friday September 13
8:00am to 3:30pm


Check-In: 8:00 - 8:30am   /   Lecture Begins: 8:30am

Lunch Provided

Hilton Garden Inn Grand Pavilion Ballroom
815 East Mall Drive Rapid City, SD 57701   /   605-791-9000

The entire office is invited to attend

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Jeffrey S. Rouse, D.D.S.

Could it be an Airway Problem? The Story of Three Patients

The hardest beliefs to change are those learned in dental school or residency. The first exposure to a concept seems to stick even when presented with new clinical evidence to the contrary. Dr. Rouse will present a personal journey of airway-induced problems found in three of his patients. All three were missed by the “normal” medical and dental practices and procedures. No one bothered to ask, “Could this be Airway?” Dr Rouse will also present the challenges to changing the mindset of your team members including those in the medical community.

Attendees should learn:

  • Dentistry’s unique ability to recognize airway alterations before medical disease progression

  • Detection of three cases presenting routinely to general and specialty practices

  • Models for expanding your interdisciplinary practice into medicine


Jeffrey S. Rouse, D.D.S. maintains a private practice in San Antonio, Texas and practiced with Drs. Gregg Kinzer and Frank Spear in Seattle, Washington. In 2017, he became a member of the Resident Faculty at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After graduation from dental school in San Antonio, Dr Rouse completed a 2-year General Practice Residency at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center. He practiced family dentistry for twelve years before returning to school. Dr Rouse received his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2004. He is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, and past president of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Rouse has written numerous journal articles including a portion of the “Annual Review of Selected Dental Literature” published each summer in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. He had a textbook published in 2016 by Quintessence titled “Global” Diagnosis: A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning written with his teaching partner, Dr. Bill Robbins. Furthermore, he has contributed chapters on porcelain veneers and anterior ceramic crowns to three editions of a dental textbook. Dr. Rouse lectures nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics ranging from dental esthetics to airway prosthodontics.