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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Change Your Thoughts & Improve Your Outcomes

April 27, 2019
9:00 am โ€“ 11:30 am
  • Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH

Updated protocols assist us in determining our patient’s specific needs. As we move towards a more collaborative profession, we need to embrace these updates to identify those needs. We are presented with continuous challenges of new advances in products and technology and their use in dentistry and are in need of information to determine when and how to add them into our armamentaria. As professionals providing health services, our perception of product use, along with protocols, needs to be discussed with our team as well as with any interdisciplinary referring professionals. The process of care (assessment, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation) requires a comprehension of protocols, products and treatment options and how they are to be utilized.

Learning Objectives:
1) Modify diagnosis assistance with the team and rationale for changes in assessment forms and diagnostic tools.
2) Distinguish which new-to-market products should be brought into your practice.
3) Develop effective communication with patients and assist in the business of the dental practice.
4) Formulate strategies that incorporate efficiency in patient treatment for more productive scheduling.

Course Number: S1922

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH

Ms. Osuna is a University of Southern California graduate and Past President of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and California Dental Hygienists’ Association. Her experiences traverse the dental hygiene arena in a unique way spanning a variety of roles including consultant, clinician, educator, presenter, author, and mentor as well as the owner of Professional Insights, Inc. Financial Disclosure: Speaker receives honorarium funds from Q-Optics and Hu-Friedy.


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