Upcoming Events

Hosted by Dental Prosthetic Services and Carestream Dental

Carestream_CS3600_hand_V2Course Description: CAD/CAM technology provides practitioners with the highest level of predictability and accuracy for the creation of prosthetics and much easier communication with the lab – if it is employed properly.

We will cover best practices for CAD/CAM in restorative, implant, and orthodontic applications and the latest concepts in CAD/CAM technology. This class will be for new and experienced users and especially those looking getting into this technology.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Scanbodies TransparentUnderstand the advantages of the digital workflow over the traditional analog workflow
  • Identify and avoid common pitfalls in CAD/CAM technology
  • Learn how to better see the scans like a dental lab technician
  • Understand the different modalities of intraoral scanners and procedures such as crown and bridge, clear aligners, and surgical guides etc.

Speaker: Vince Raceanu – CAD/CAM Specialist – Carestream Dental

  • Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • Time: Registration 5:45 PM, Lecture 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Fire Creek Grill – 800 S. 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
  • CE Credit: 2 hours (application pending)
  • Tuition: $25 per attendee. Space is limited.
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About the Speaker: Vince has been with Carestream Dental for 5 years specializing in CAD/CAM technology and how the use of such technology can improve workflow, increase patient comfort, and improve communication with the lab. Before this he was a surgical laser specialist for 15 years.

Making a Great Impression – Best practices for precise final restorations  (Des Moines Date Added)

Hosted by Dental Prosthetic Services and 3M

3M Impression 2Course Description: This course will provide tips for both doctors and assistants to perfect their impressioning skills for a successful crown seat. Through our best practices, you will learn the latest information on retraction, trays, materials, and techniques for the final impression.

From preparing the intaglio surface of the crown to picking the correct cement for the best clinical outcome, you will sharpen your cementation knowledge with the RelyX family of cements, which can be used on many of the new materials being introduced by labs.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand proper tissue retraction, syringing, timing, and tips on how to make a perfect “first impression”
  • Select the appropriate impression material
  • Recognize the monetary impact of impressioning
  • Understand cement recommendations for the most common crown and bridge materials

Speaker: Dan Krueger – Scientific Affairs Manager – 3M Oral Care

Cedar Rapids Event

  • Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
  • Time: Registration 5:30 PM, Lecture 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Dental Prosthetic Services – 1900 51st Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
  • CE Credit: 2 hours (application pending)
  • Tuition: This event is free, however please register below. Space is limited.
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Des Moines Event

  • Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
  • Time: Registration 9:30 AM, Lecture 10:00 AM – Noon
  • Location: Noah’s Event Venue – 1805 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • CE Credit: 2 hours (application pending)
  • Tuition: This event is free, however please register below. Space is limited.
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About the Speaker: Dan is a 1982 graduate from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry. He joined 3M in 1983 and has 31 years of experience in the dental division. Dan has held positions in the areas of Research, Product Development, Technical Service, Scientific Affairs Management, Digital Training Manager and Professional Relations.

Dan has expertise in the area of adhesives, composites, impression materials, chemical and prefabricated provisional crowns, indirect restorative systems (zirconia-based ceramics) and cements. He has broad experience lecturing to dentists, assistants and lab technicians globally.

Straumann Restorative Mini Residency Program

Hosted by Dental Prosthetic Services in association with Eastern Iowa Oral Surgery

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Course Description: This 4-part treatment planning mini residency program is designed to dramatically increase the number of implant procedures you perform in your practice and improve the quality and longevity of final restorations. You will also gain the confidence to treat all patients in a more comprehensive manner, improving patient overall health.

Speaker: Dr. Ryan Lewis, DMD

Dates: November 2, 2018,  January 18-19, 2019, and March 1, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM — 4:00 PM

Location: Dental Prosthetic Services – 1900 51st Street NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

CE Credit: 7 hours per session for a total of 28 hours

Tuition: $1495

SESSION 1: IMPLANTS: HOW, WHEN, AND WHY? (November 2, 2018)

  • Introduction to the Mini Residency Program
  • Rational for dental implants
  • Discovering implant patients within your practice
  • The art of communication
  • Proper fee setting to profit with dental implants
  • Patient election and medical considerations
  • Proper case work up for treatment planning


  • Treatment planning from simple to complex cases
  • Interdisciplinary comprehensive planning of all cases presented
  • Learning the total team approach to success; why proper planning involves input from the Surgeon, Restorative Dentist, Orthodontist, Lab, and Implant Company


  • Treatment plan additional cases
  • Restorative procedures for multiple implant cases
  • Anterior implant restorative options
  • Full arch restorative procedures
  • Occlusion and implant dentistry
  • Hands-on of Straumann implant components
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About the Speaker:  Practicing in Longmont, Colorado, Dr. Ryan Lewis has pioneered innovation in prosthodontics. He has been recognized by his peers in the field of digital dentistry, winning the scientific writing award from the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry in 2015. His innovation, skill and passion in the field of dentistry has set him apart and provided his patients with exceptional results.

Dr. Ryan Lewis received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Murray State University in 2006. He then proceeded to earn his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree in 2011 at the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry. Dr. Lewis then completed a 3-year post graduate training program in Prosthodontics at the University of Louisville in 2015. Dr. Lewis is a Member of many prestigious dental associations such as: The American College of Prosthodontists, American Dental Association and International Team for Implantology. Dr. Lewis also specializes in complete oral rehabilitation and has volunteered his dental services in Haiti (2010) and the Philippines (2011).

Lab Tours

Join us for a lab tour. Meet the people who craft your restorations and experience our technology. While you are at the lab, we can also do a CE program on digital technology, shade taking best practices, impression trouble shooting, or dental sleep medicine.

To schedule, call Deborah at 800-332-3341 or email at dcurson-vieira@dpsdental.com