Star of the North Meeting

April 23โ€“25, 2020 St. Paul, MN

Future Dates: April 22-24, 2021 and April 28-30, 2022

2019 Seminars

The Star of the North conference offers a wide range of professional development seminars that allow dental professionals to earn CE credits. 2019 seminars are listed for your reference, 2020 information will be available this fall. Click on each seminar below for more information, including pricing.

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Mastering Ultrasonics for Perio Debridement

April 26, 2019
1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
  • Timothy Donley, D.D.S., MSD

The ever-strengthening oral-systemic link means that maximizing the chance for resolution of periodontal inflammation is now more important than ever. Consistently adequate debridement is essential. It is about more than just getting the calculus off. The therapist has to maximally remove microscopic biofilm, microscopic calculus, plaque and clinical calculus. Ultrasonics are the most efficient way to achieve complete debridement – only if used properly.

Learning Objectives:
1) The power of ultrasonics.
2) Piezo vs. Magentostrictive – understanding the difference.
3) An easy method for insert selection – which to use in which situation.
4) How to set the machine.
5) The proper technique for consistent calculus removal.
6) The proper technique for maximum biofilm removal.

Course Number: F1907

Recommended for

  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentists
  • Student Dentists

About the speaker

Timothy Donley, D.D.S., MSD

Dr. Donley is currently in the private practice of Periodontics and Implantology in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is the former editor of the Journal of the Kentucky Dental Association and is an Adjunct Professor of Periodontics at Western Kentucky University.


Fundamental CE Credits 3.0
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A


Dentist Early Bird Fee $35.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $35.00
Dentist Regular Fee $45.00
Staff Regular Fee $45.00