Dr. Rouse is a member of the Spear Resident Faculty, teaching seminars and workshops focusing on airway prosthodontics; the impact that a compromised airway has on the stomatognathic system. Along with fellow faculty member, Dr. Greggory Kinzer, he developed the "Seattle Protocol" to recognize, control, and direct resolution of airway distress within a restorative dental practice.

Dr. Rouse maintains a private practice in San Antonio, Texas and practices with Dr. Kinzer and Dr. Frank Spear in Seattle. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Among his dental accolades, he 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. Most recently, he co-wrote a textbook by Quintessence titled "Global Diagnosis: A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning.”

After graduating from dental school in San Antonio, Dr. Rouse completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the University of Connecticut Health Science Center. He practiced family dentistry for 12 years before returning to school to earn 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.