Infection Control Course Materials

The Power Point presentation from the recent Infection Control In Practice CE course is now available to download. The document is quite large 100+MB), so be patient if you choose to download it: Infection Control In Practice and Waterlines.

Update on the meeting for Friday October 12th 2018

Due to the many inquiries on the times of the meetings that will occur on Friday October 12th 2018, please be advised of the following:
  • Infection Control time will be 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.,
  • Jurisprudence will then occur from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. These are estimates and can be subject to change depending on the speaker’s amount of time needed for the lecture.
  • HIPAA and IT Security will start as soon as the lunch break is over and will be a 3-hour lecture.

We hope this clears up any confusion there might be. See you next Friday!

First Meeting is October 12

Join us October 12 for the first course of the year with the following topics:

  • Ronda Anderson – Infection Control and Jurisprudence.
  • Tom Terronez with Christian Meyer – IT Security and HIPPA Compliance


Reminder – if you are unable to attend this course you can take the new required (in Iowa) jurisprudence course through self study. The link to more info can be found here:

2018/2019 Courses Announced

Below is the current schedule for the 2018-2019: Registration Form found HERE
Oct 12, 2018:   Ronda Anderson – Infection Control and Jurisprudence. Also Tom Terronez with Christian Meyer – IT Security and HIPPA Compliance
Nov 9, 2018:   Dr. Keith Evans – Real World Endo (presented by Brassler)
Jan 11, 2019:   Dr. Karen Baker – Pharmacology (AT CONVENTION CENTER) and Radiology Update
Feb 8, 2019:  Dr. Josh Wren – Pediatrics For The GP (AT CONVENTION CENTER)
March 8, 2019:  Dr. Mark Malterud
April 12, 2019 – Weather Make Up Date
More details to come – PLEASE NOTE the move to the convention center near the delta due to construction for the January and February meetings.

2018/2019 Dates Announced

The following are the dates for the 2018/2019 Sioux City Dental Society Courses. The details will be mailed and posted in the next couple weeks. But please mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • October 12, 2018
  • November 9, 2018
  • January 11, 2019
  • February 8, 2019
  • March 8, 2019
  • April 12, 2019 – Make-up date if needed

Please be patient as we put all the details together for an announcement to come.

Lecture Handout Available for Friday Feb 9 Course

Click the link below to view the handout for the lecture on Friday February 9 –  Medical Assessment and Common Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office by Dr. Bob Bosack:


Also, as a reminder the morning Infection Control course offering will begin at 8am.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Reminder – Two Courses on Friday Feb 9

The Sioux City Dental Society will hold two courses this Friday.

  • Dr. Bob Bosack-   Medical Assessment and Common Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
  • Infection Control – morning session only starting at 8am


We look forward to seeing you there. Also, just to clarify the January Implant course will now be held on April 20 after the weather postponement.

Friday’s Courses Postponed

The two courses scheduled for Friday January 12 have been postponed due to potential weather and travel issues for the speaker.  The postponements are as follows:

  • Infection Control will now be held during the February 9 course starting at 8am (half day course)
  • NEW DATE – APRIL 20:   Dr. Zola Makrauer DMD, MAGD  – Full Mouth Reconstruction or Single Tooth Implants, Let’s Make it Happen!


January 12 SCDS Meeting – Two courses offered including Infection Control

The January 12, 2018 SCDS meeting will consist of two courses:

  • 8 am (morning) Infection Control
  • 8 am (full day course) Dr. Zola Makrauer DMD, MAGDFull Mouth Reconstruction or Single Tooth Implants, Let’s Make it Happen!


    Course description:


    Do you ever wonder what keeps your patients from accepting more effective comprehensive treatment options? Are you or your team members sometimes challenged in the clinical processes or treatment discussions related to full mouth reconstruction or single tooth implants


    This course will help you maximize the treatment discussion opportunities that occur during the hygiene visit.  Both you and your team members will learn simple processes that you will be able to immediately implement to help you increase case acceptance.


    Implant placement and restorative techniques in the esthetic zone, esthetic risk assessment and case difficulty will also be discussed. Optimizing esthetic outcomes in implant dentistry from the findings of the 5th ITI Consensus Conference to consistently complete implant restorations with a minimum of complications will be reviewed.


    Learning objectives:


    • Communicating benefits of the single implant vs. fixed bridge in a way a patient will value
    • Create a process that will make it easy for the patient to commit to and schedule with the specialist
    • Minimize the objections to care
    • Learn how time issues affect your patients decisions regarding treatment options
    • Improving your interdisciplinary relationship with your specialist affects your patient’s viewpoint of the care you provide.
    • Understand the “why” and “what” you can do to create a seamless patient care process.
    • Treatment planning, case evaluation employing ERA and understanding patient expectations
    • Restorative techniques resulting in successful well fitting restorations
    • Esthetic zone implant surgery and restorative techniques
    • Evaluating the esthetic risk profile, and utilizing the SAC assessment tool
    • Gaining case acceptance in the hygiene visit
    • The use of guide templates
    • Techniques to minimize or eliminate cement problems
    • Locators: Process in the mouth or out
    • Impression techniques to relate subgingival contours to the lab technician
    • Steps for restoring full arch early load implant cases, The Pro Arch Concept
    • The latest and greatest new abutments utilized in full mouth restorations (SRA)
    • Working with your specialist and how to communicate utilizing the team approach



    Speaker Bio:

    Dr. Makrauer, his patients, and his team have benefited from the interdisciplinary care process. He has had extensive training in cosmetic, and implant reconstructive dentistry, and maintains a full time practice in Huntingdon Valley, Pa.

    He speaks National and Internationally on Practice management and Implant restorative dentistry. Dr. Makrauer is a part time clinical instructor at the Kornberg School of Dentistry. Additionally, he has been published in a national peer review dental journal, The Compendium, and has also been published in Starget.  Dr. Makrauer maintains memberships with numerous dental organizations and is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) of Basel, Switzerland and a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry.  Dr. Makrauer is also the past president of the Eastern Dental Society.



Next Course November 10: Be Aware of Wear

Plan to attend our next SCDS course on November 10:  Dr. Tom Dudney-

  • Be Aware of Wear: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosing, Treating, Planning, and Restoring warn dentition.
  • What’s a Dentist to Do? Diagnosis, Treatment options, and Rehabilitation of Difficult and Unusual Cases.

Powerpoint from his similar lectures can be found here and here.

Dr. Dudney’s bio from his office website: Thomas E. Dudney, DMD is a 1977 graduate of University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry. He has served in the past as the Clinical Director for the Aesthetic Advantage hands-on programs taught by Dr. Larry Rosenthal at New York University and the Eastman Dental Clinic in London as well as the clinical Director for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS) live patient hands-on programs taught in the US, Canada, and the UK. Presently he is the clinical director for the newly formed Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (PAC) hands-on programs. In addition to teaching hands-on programs, he has presented workshops and lectures at dental meetings and has authored several articles on aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

Sioux City Dental Society 2017/2018 Courses Announced

The 2017/2018 course schedule is being released today. Be sure to download the schedule form found HERE.  All courses begin at 8am, registration with refreshments begins at 7:30am at the Marina Inn.  Take advantage of high quality affordable continuing education for the entire dental team.

October 13th, 2017  

  • Dr. Tim Bizga-      Bottom Line Boosters: How Crown, Bridge, and Composite “know- how’s “can Change your Practice.

November 10th, 2017 

  • Dr. Tom Dudney- Be Aware of Wear: A Systematic Approach to Diagnosing, Treating, Planning, and Restoring warn dentition. Also: What’s a Dentist to Do? Diagnosis, Treatment options, and Rehabilitation of Difficult and Unusual Cases.

January 12th, 2018  

  • Dr. Scott Ganz-

February 9th, 2018 

  • Dr. Bob Bosack-   Medical Assessment and Common Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

March 9th, 2018    

  • Dr. Jack Shirley-   Implants in the Aesthetic Zone


    Learning Objectives


    1. Definition and purpose of a position paper
    2. Records, how and why
    3. Surgical guides
    4. Provisionals
    5. Shaping tissue
    6. Lab Communication

    Implants are becoming more and more a part of our everyday treatment planning for our patients. When dentists first started doing implants, we we re just glad if we got good osseointegration. Now, we just putting a tooth back in an edentulous spot is not the standard of car. Implant restorations now need to look like they grew there and they need to function like real teeth.

    It is my belief that implant treatment planning should be prosthetically driven. Implant success is dependent upon a good team effort: the prosthetic dentist, the surgeon, and the lab technician.

    This lecture will cover:

    1. Building your team through position papers – the key is communication
    2. How to communicate with the surgeon about where you need the implants placed
    3. Tricks for making provisionals
    4. How to shape tissue and grow papilla
    5. How to communicate with your lab technician



Final Course of the 2016/2017 Program this Friday March 10

Join us on Friday for the final course of the program year:

       Dr. Bob Margeas       Tips for Success – A Practical View on Day to Day Dentistry


From his website:

Dr. Margeas graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1986 and completed his AEGD residency the following year. He is currently an adjunct professor in the department of Operative Dentistry at the University of Iowa.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Operative Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Society for Dental Aesthetics and International Team of Oral implantologists (ITI).

He has written numerous articles on esthetic and implant dentistry, and lectures and presents hands-on courses nationally and internationally on those subjects.

He serves on the Editorial Advisory board of Inside Dentistry, Compendium, and is a contributing editor to Dentistry Today and Oral Health in Canada.

His memberships include OKU Honor Dental Society, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Margeas maintains a full-time private practice focusing on comprehensive restorative and implant dentistry in Des Moines, Iowa.