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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Patients, Pills & Pathologies:

Why Medical History Clues are Critical to General Dental Treatment
April 27, 2019
1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
  • Amber Riley, RDH, MS

The number of Americans over the age of 65 exceeds 15% of the population and that number will increase by more than an additional 20% over the next few decades. As patient longevity increases, so will the number of conditions, diseases and potential disabilities that these patients will present within our dental chairs. Medically compromised patients with age-related diseases such as cancers, or lifestyle-associated factors such as obesity, drug use and abuse, as well as the myriad of common, and often underestimated, abnormal physical conditions that we cross paths with on a day-to-day basis demand a sharpened focus during our treatment planning, delivery of care, and periodontal maintenance in general dentistry. These patients require clinicians that have a competent insight into medicine and pharmacotherapies, and are capable of deducing findings from patient medical histories and willing to collaborate with patients’ medical providers to provide optimal dental care.

Learning Objectives:
1) Receive an up-to-date, concise review of the more common medical disorders that are encountered within general dentistry.
2) Neurologic, behavioral and psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse, will be examined.
3) Drug interactions that are significant to dentistry will be reviewed.

Course Number: S1927

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

Amber Riley, RDH, MS

Ms. Riley is a 1998 graduate of Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her BS with Wright State University and Masters at Boston University. In addition to private practice in San Diego, CA, she is the Forensic Dental Autopsy Technician for the San Diego County Office of the Medical Examiner.


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 $25.00
Dentist Regular Fee $45.00
Staff Regular Fee $35.00