2015/2016 Dates Announced

The Sioux City Dental Society meeting dates for 2015/2016 have been scheduled as follows:

Friday Oct. 9th
Friday Nov. 13th
Friday Jan. 8th
Friday Feb. 12th
Friday Mar. 11th
All meetings will be at the Marina Inn Conference Center.
Topics, speakers, and other details are expected to be finalized in the next several weeks. Sign up for the blog to receive an email when the details are announced.

Final Course of 2014/2015 Program: Current Topics in Pediatric Dentistry

Plan to attend the final course of the year March 13, 2015  –  Current Topics in Pediatric Dentistry (6 CE)

This will be another great program, Dr. Kanellis is an expert in his field and a great speaker. A few highlights of Dr. Kanellis’s qualifications are below:

Michael J. Kanellis, D.D.S., M.S.

Associate Dean for Patient Care & Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Expertise:  Public health issues affecting pediatric dentistry


DDS, University of Iowa, 1979

MS, Pediatric Dentistry, University of Iowa, 1983

MS, Dental Public Health, University of Iowa, 1995

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 1989

Link to more info: https://www.dentistry.uiowa.edu/michael-j-kanellis


Bakland and Baker Handouts Available Online

Below are links to the following course handouts:

Dr. Bakland’s course on January 9, 2015

Karen Baker’s course on November 14, 2014

Plan to attend our next meetings:

  •  February 13, 2015      Dr. Robert E. Marx    Oral Pathology Recognition: Treatment vs. Referral (6 CE)
  • March 13, 2015            Dr. Michael Kanellis     Current Topics in Pediatric Dentistry (6 CE)

January Meeting – Dental Trauma with Dr. Leif K. Bakland

Make your plans to attend the January 9 course: Dental Trauma: Problems, Solutions, and Expectations (6 CE)

Speaker: Dr. Leif K. Bakland

Dr. Bakland has been involved in teaching, research and professional publications for over 30 years, as well as provided leadership to many professional organizations. Since 1976, he has been a full-time faculty member in the department of endodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where he currently serves as professor and chair. He has lectured extensively worldwide and authored or co-authored more than 60 publications. He is the co-editor of the fourth, fifth and sixth editions of Ingle’s Endodontics, and the first and second editions of Traumatic Dental Injuries. He is an associate editor of Dental Traumatology.

As an active member of several organizations, he has served in many capacities such as secretary for the AAE Board of Directors, past president and past director of the American Board of Endodontics, founding member, past president and past director of the College of Diplomates of the ABE, and is the current executive director of the International Association of Dental Traumatology.


October 3, 2014 (Friday)
Sioux City Dental Society
Gordon J. Christensen DDS MSD PhD
This fast moving “bottom line” course includes the areas of dentistry with the most activity and change in any given year. It is easily understood and has numerous summaries that help attendees to interpret the ongoing advancements in the profession. The course encourages audience participation, and questions and answers and is presented in an enjoyable and humorous manner.
The hottest aspects in the following topics will be included in the planned program depending on the interests of the participants in your group, the popularity of topics at the time of your program, and the time available.
The following are potential topics, all of which may not be included in a specific course depending on time availability, and audience interest.
TOP 10 for presentation
1. State of the Profession
3. Esthetic Dentistry
4. Implant Dentistry
5. Laboratory Technology
6. Lasers
7. Operative Dentistry
8. Periodontics
9. Preventive Dentistry
10. Prosthodontics Fixed
Behavioral Objectives
On the completion of this course attendees should be able to:
1. List the most important and useful new techniques in the general topics selected by your group.
2. List the most important and useful materials discussed in the general topics selected by your group.
3. List the most important and useful new concepts discussed in this course.
4. Implement those aspects of the course most applicable to your practice.