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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Bugs, Drugs and Food Fads: Considerations for the Dental Professional

April 27, 2019
9:00 am โ€“ 11:30 am
  • Lisa Mallonee, BSDH, MPH, RD, LD

Our bodies need vitamins and minerals to function efficiently but which ones and how much? Probiotic use is a fast-growing market. What are the implications for use in dentistry? How can we be certain supplement claims are true? Do food trends have a potential impact on oral health? As dental professionals, we need to be aware of the changing landscape of probiotic use, dietary supplements and food fads and how these trends could potentially impact patient care.

Learning Objectives:
1) Define probiotics and identify common probiotics indicated for use in dentistry.
2) Vitamins and mineral supplementation specific to the needs of various patient populations.
3) Discuss varying food trends and the indication for patient care.

Course Number: S1920

Recommended for

  • Administrative Personnel
  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Office Managers
  • Student Dentists

About the speaker

Lisa Mallonee, BSDH, MPH, RD, LD

Ms. Mallonee is a Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. She received her BS in Dental Hygiene and a Masters in Public Health with a coordinated degree in nutrition from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She serves as an external reviewer for the American Dietetic Association, American Dental Hygiene Association, and the American Dental Association.


Fundamental CE Credits 2.5
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 $25.00
Dentist Regular Fee $45.00
Staff Regular Fee $35.00