Bio – Bruce Hottum DDS

Dr. Hottum has been teaching in LGS swiftwater, ice rescue and small boat rescue programs since 2006.   He teaches prehospital and wilderness emergency care for Fire, EMS, Ski Patrol and Military personnel. Bruce has a private General Dentistry practice as his full time occupation He was a member of the Dental Identification Unit, NYC Medical Examiner’s Office, September, 2001, and serves as a Forensic Dental Consultant for local and State Police, as well as for the homicidal drowning investigation unit of RIPTIDE. When he’s not working or teaching Bruce is skiing, diving, boating, and fishing.


  • Bellevue Hospital Center, Dept of Oral Surgery, House Officer
  • Member, West Hurley Fire Department, Medical Training Officer
  • NYS-DOH Certified lab Instructor (EMT Instructor), pending
  • NYS, EMT-B
  • National Ski Patrol, OEC Instructor
  • Ski Patroler, Belleayre Mt Ski Center and West Point, USMA
  • ASHI, CPR,AED and O2 instructor