2020-2021 Schedule Announced

These are the upcoming dates, any questions or comments can be directed to siouxcitydentalsociety@outlook.com. We will be mailing registration forms soon, but you may download it HERE if you don’t receive one.

October 9th, 2020

  • Ronda Anderson- 8am-9am – Jurisprudence (1 hr CE) *Main Conference Room
  • Tamra Hoffman, RDH- 9am-11am – Radiology Update (2 hr CE) *Side Conference Room
  • Dr. Sarat Thikurissy- 9am-12pm; 1pm-3pm- Dental Trauma, Immature Pulp Management, Airway and Temperament Assessment for Procedural Sedation *Main Conference Room

November 13, 2020

  • Dr. Catherine Flaitz- 8am- 12pm; 1pm-3pm- A Mixed Bag of Oral Lesions in Tots and Teens: Diagnostic Tips and Treatment Options

January 8, 2021

  • Dr. Jeff Horowitz- 8am- 12pm; 1pm-3pm – TMJ, Occlusion, and team motivation

February 12, 2021

  1. Dr. Bruce Santucci- 8am- 12pm; 1pm-3pm – The Interaction of Dental Sleep Medicine and your General Practice, Should you be Concerned? Why?

March 12, 2021

  • Dr. Dan Pompa- 8am- 12pm; 1pm-3pm – Emergency Medicine. Actions and Algorithms for Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, How to Save a Life, Including Your Own

April 9, 2021: Weather Related Cancellations Makeup Date

2020/2021 Schedule and Registration Form Here

The Sioux City Dental Society is actively monitoring the situation with COVID-19 as well as state and national guidelines. As of now, we are scheduling speakers to come to Siouxland this Fall and Winter. With increasing uncertainty of how this pandemic will affect person gatherings, we are also prepared to provide the CE virtually if we are not all able to safely meet in person. This would likely take place through Zoom or a similar platform, and specific details will be released when the time comes. We are in the process of confirming that these CE hours will still be accepted by all surrounding states. The cost of the 2020-2021 meetings will be decreased due to the cancellation of the March 2020 meeting.

We appreciate everyone’s flexibility and patience during this time. Please feel free to contact us with questions or comments regarding this year’s program. We feel privileged to be in such a great group of dental professionals. Thank you and have a great day!

March 13 meeting cancelled

The Sioux City Dental Society meeting tomorrow is CANCELLED due to Coronavirus concerns.  We apologize for any inconvenience this decision causes.

Meetings will resume in the fall of 2020.

Thank you all for a great year!

Friday Schedule and Opiod Handouts

SCDS 1/10/2020 Schedule of Events

Location: Delta Inn – South Sioux City
  • Joni Miller – Infection Control (2 hrs CE)
9am -10am (Doctors Only will relocate to adjacent room)
  • Alan Swett – Integrating Lasers and Digital Dentistry into Clinical Practice (2 hrs CE)
  • Lunch Break
  • Alan Swett –  Integrating Lasers and Digital Dentistry into Clinical Practice (2 hrs CE)

Course Handouts Available Friday November 8 Ortho and Pedo Lecture

Below are links to several files (PDF) shared by Dr. John Christensen for Friday’s lecture: Between Two Worlds: New Concepts in Orthodontic and Pediatric Dental Care

Symptoms of autism in a 3 year old patient

Checklist for Trauma and Orthodontic Care

Trauma kit preparation for using orthodontics in trauma management

How to use orthodontics to treat trauma

Lecture Handouts Available for Dr. Vargas’s course this Friday Oct. 11, 2019

Handouts will not be printed for this Friday’s course – you can access the handout in PDF form HERE.

See you Friday for Dr. Marco Vargas’s course – Achieving Exceptional Everyday Esthetic Dentistry with Direct Restorations: tips and tricks


Dr. Vargas received his D.D.S. from the Peruvian University School of Dentistry in 1985 and completed a two year advanced education residency in general dentistry at The Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York in 1992. He received his Master of Science degree and certificate in Operative Dentistry from the University of Iowa in 1994. Dr. Vargas is an associate professor in the department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He has contributed to several texts, is on the Editorial Boards of several journals, publishes extensively and is the Operative Dentistry section editor for Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Vargas lectures nationally and internationally on cosmetic dentistry and is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the International Association for Dental Research. In addition, he maintains a part-time private practice at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, IA.