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West District Meeting

Friday, August 24, 2018 * Gering Civic Center, 1050 M Street, Gering, Nebraska

West District Registration Form - Register On-Site


Schedule Update

Due to the travel schedule of Dr. Rouse, the schedule for the meeting on August 24th has been modified as follows:

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Lecture

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Lecture

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch & West District business meeting

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lecture

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Monument Inn & Suites (adjacent to the Gering Civic Center).  To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at 1-866-436-1950 and mention the West District Dental Society.  The block will be held until July 23rd so make your reservations now. The room rate is $85 + tax. 

A block of 20 rooms at the new Cobblestone Suites in Gering, immediately across the road from the Gering Civic Center. The rates will be $108, and the block of rooms will be available for registrants to reserve up until July 23rd. After that day, they will be released.


Several exhibitors will be on site on Friday, August 24, 2018, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Rouse Headshot_web


Jeffrey S. Rouse, D.D.S. maintains a private practice in San Antonio, Texas and practices with Drs. Gregg Kinzer and Frank Spear in Seattle, Washington. 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 has 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.


This unique presentation will focus on preventing disease rather than restoring morphology. Restoration of the teeth rarely fixes the core cause of the problem. A growing body of research is beginning to link nocturnal airway issues in adults and children to tooth wear, myofascial pain, craniofacial deficits, periodontal disease and malocclusion. This evidence-based course will provide clinicians with the foundation to differentiate between the categories of sleep disordered breathing and diagnose the variations from oral signs and symptoms. The goal is to prevent rather than maintain a damaged system. Therefore, pediatric evaluation and intervention will play a major role in the day. Dr. Rouse will conclude with a distinctive Autonomic Nervous System Trial that allows the patient to assist in the creation of a plan of resolution for their breathing issues.


The Board of Dentistry and HHS no longer pre-approves CE based on the new regulations.  The individual licensee is responsible for attending acceptable CE so that if they were audited they could provide proof that they attended acceptable CE.  The West District Dental Society has used its best judgment based on the criteria of acceptable continuing education listed in the regulations and have determined that this program would be eligible for 6 hours of CE. Each licensee is responsible for keeping brochures and/or CE slips of CE courses to provide proof of attendance.


August 24, 2018

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.    Registration & Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Lecture

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Morning break

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Lecture

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch & West District business meeting

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.    Lecture

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.    Afternoon break

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.    Lecture

There are two ways to register for this meeting.  Return the paper registration form to the NDA office with a check, or register online using the link on the NDA homepage (  Credit card payments are only accepted with online registration.