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Mentorship and Curiosity in Airway Dentistry with Dr. Jeffrey Rouse

Our guest, Dr. Jeffrey S. Rouse, D.D.S., is a distinguished figure in the world of dentistry. He’s a private practitioner in San Antonio, Texas, but his career has spanned across various roles and locations, including a teaching stint at Spear Education in Scottsdale, AZ, and an adjunct professorship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Rouse’s journey began with general dentistry, followed by a specialization in Prosthodontics. He’s an esteemed member of dental organizations and a published author, making significant contributions to the field.

In this episode, we explore Dr. Rouse’s dental journey, the often overlooked biology in dentistry, shifts in dental education, and the various TMJ treatment perspectives. We also touch upon the distinctions between maxilla and mandible, common mistakes made by general dentists, and his personal experiences. Dr. Rouse emphasizes the importance of diversity in his mentorship program and discusses dental leadership.

Join the conversation, where we uncover the transformative aspects of dentistry and gain valuable insights from his wealth of experience.

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[0:00] Intro

[03:39] Dr. Jeffrey Rouse’s dental journey

[09:05] The overlooked biology of dentistry

[12:58] The changing landscape of dental education

[15:51] Different TMJ camps

[25:07] Maxilla vs. Mandible

[28:07] What general dentists get wrong

[32:33] Dr. Jeffrey’s Rouse personal experience

[36:38] Diversity in Dr. Rouse’s mentorship program

[44:54] Dental leadership

[48:55] What’s on the horizon for Dr. Jeffrey Rouse

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