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.

2014/2015 Schedule Announced

Click (SCDS 2014-2015 schedule) for a PDF file of our 2014/2015 program and registration form.

We are excited to announce another great line-up with a variety of topics by top speakers.

October  3, 2014           Dr. Gordon Christensen     Practical Clinical Courses in Dentistry (6 CE)

November 14, 2014    Dr. Karen Baker   Pharmacology Update (6 CE)       

November 14, 2014    WITCC Instructors   Radiology Update (3 CE)

January 9, 2015           Dr. Leif K. Bakland      Dental Trauma: Problems, Solutions, and Expectations (6 CE)

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)

February 14 Program

Feb 14 Program – Click for a PDF with details on speakers and topics for the Feb. 14, 2014 program.

TIME: Registration 8:30 am, Lecture 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stoney Creek Inn, 300 3rd Street, Sioux City, IA

  • Alan M. Atlas, DMD Mastering Restorative Dentistry from A to Z: Adhesion to Zirconium (Dentists and Assistants)
  • Timothy M. Bizga, DDS Get It, Got It, Glue It: A Comprehensive Guide to Terrific Temporization Hands-on (Assistants)
  • Theresa Johnson, RDH, MBA
  • AM: Win the Battle Against Biofilm: Leverage the Power of Ultrasonics (Hygienists)
  • PM: The Ins and Outs of Polishing: Why, Why Not and What? (Hygienists)
  • Amy Kirsch Jump Start Your Practice (Business Team, Front Office, Receptionists)

March 14 Program – Dental Sleep Medicine

John H. Tucker, D.M.D., Diplomate ICOI, Diplomate ABDSM

Come find out how you, your practice and your patients can benefit from this exciting new field of dentistry…Dental Sleep Medicine!

There are approximately 440 patients that are at high risk of having Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in a general practice.  It is a well-known fact that Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS) has been on the rise in both men and women and is continuing to grow.  Research shows 93% of women and 82% of men with moderate SAS have not been clinically diagnosed!

29% to 83% of patients that are diagnosed with OSA are intolerant of the treatment…CPAP.  The majority of these non-tolerant patients have no idea that Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) is a valid treatment approach for their disease.

Participants will learn a basic understanding of human sleep and how it is adversely affected by OSA as well as associated co-morbidities.  Dr. Tucker will discuss various appliance designs and their use in those patients that are intolerant to CPAP.

Come learn how you and your team can have a positive role in assisting patients to have a better quality of life!

Larry Oxenham:  This lecture has been cancelled due to low attendance sign up.

STONEY CREEK INN March 14 9am, registration at 8:30 with continental breakfast. Also:

NW Iowa District meeting at lunch