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