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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What’s New & What’s to Review: Hygienists & Local Anesthesia

April 27, 2019
1:00 pm โ€“ 3:30 pm
  • Tricia Osuna, RDH, BSDH, FAADH

Over time, as dental hygienists are now allowed to provide local anesthesia, a much wider selection of product options have become available. These are allowing us to provide a comfortable therapeutic appointment for our patients. This course is tailored for dental hygienists who have been providing local anesthesia in their normal scope of practice to review delivery systems, local anesthetics, and topical anesthetics. This course will discuss examples of communicating with your patients on the new delivery systems as well as changes in product selection with your employer and patients. The integration of local anesthesia impacts not only the patient and the dental hygienist, but the entire team, all in a very good way.

Learning Objectives:
1) Differentiate the use of pain control during dental hygiene procedures for effective, thorough patient care.
2) Communicate with team members/patients on new delivery systems and anesthetics.
3) Integrate armamentarium and proper materials selection which best suit the patients’ needs.
4) Categorize options of anesthetics.
5) Assess patient evaluation.

Course Number: S1923

Recommended for

  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentists
  • 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