Chair’s Message

Chairperson’s Message   

You’re Invited to the 2018 Star of the North

Welcome to the Minnesota Dental Association’s 2018 Star of the North Meeting!  Nationally Known….Close to Home is again the place to get to get it all:  fabulous continuing education from highly recognized speakers, everything you need for the office from our expansive show floor, as well as multiple varied opportunities for social activities with friends, colleagues, and your dental team outside of the office!

The Scientific Session Committee has heard your requests and is thrilled to offer something for everyone on the dental team each and every day of the convention!  You will notice the courses now have varying start and end times – offering some flexibility to help you tailor your schedule. Some of the highlights this year include: a Botox certification course, Orthodontics, a medical coding workshop, laser workshops and many CORE credit classes for the entire dental team!

The STAR Series lectures are back on both Friday and Saturday! Three different speakers and topics per session for some fast-paced information!  The Saturday session will feature all CORE credits!

The Exhibit Hall will be available all three days to everyone, with a special “Buyer’s Night” event for dentists and two guests on Thursday evening. Doctors – we encourage you to reserve your spot, slow down and get some “one-on-one time” learning about what the vendors have to offer. Vendors have been encouraged to create some show specials just for this night!

The 4th Annual BIG Party has become the place to be for everyone on Friday night! After a day at the meeting, get a bite to eat at one of St. Paul’s nearby restaurants and come on back for some music and dancing to this years’ band… the Spazmatics!  All are invited – your meeting badge is your ticket in!  Make plans to stay over on Friday night, and then catch a class or two on Saturday, before heading home for the rest of your weekend!

Saturday morning features an inspiring Breakfast Keynote with Dr. Marc Geisberger of California speaking on wellness and health. What an awesome way to kick off the last day of the conference!  Saturday feature some specialized programs like Botox and Invisalign, plus some great CORE classes on infection control and medical emergencies.

Get your team excited and planning for the 2018 Star of the North!  Preliminary programs will be mailed before the holidays this year (early December). Follow us on Facebook to receive updates on all the unique content we have planned for you!

Tasha T. Strait, D.D.S.
2018 Chair, Scientific Session Committee