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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Doing the Right Thing: Resolving Ethical and Legal Issues in Special This is a Core CE seminar

Patient Care
April 26, 2019
4:00 pm โ€“ 5:00 pm
  • Stephen Shuman, D.D.S., MS

Ethical and legal questions and concerns are tightly woven into the fabric of special patient care. This program will discuss the most common issues that arise and best practices for managing them, including informed consent, differing preferences for care, behavior difficulties, and interpreting advance health care directives.

Learning Objectives:
1) Recognize common ethical and legal issues that arise when treating patients with special care.
2) Discuss appropriate strategies to assess decision-making capacity and obtain appropriate informed consent.
3) Describe alternatives for balancing different preferences and levels of care, as well as managing behavior difficulties.
4) Recognize and interpret advance health care directives appropriately.

This program is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Delta Dental.

Course Number: F1933C

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

Stephen Shuman, D.D.S., MS

Dr. Shuman received his dental degree from Temple University and then completed his Fellowship and MS degree at the University of Minnesota. He joined the UMN faculty in 1989 and is director of the school’s Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program. In 2018, he became only the 8th dentist awarded Fellowship in the Gerontological Society of America.


Fundamental CE Credits 0
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 1.0
Core Topic Ethics