Star of the North Meeting

April 23โ€“25, 2020 St. Paul, MN

Future Dates: April 22-24, 2021 and April 28-30, 2022

2020 Seminars

The Star of the North conference offers a wide range of professional development seminars that allow dental professionals to earn CE credits. Click on each seminar below for more information, including pricing.

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Martinis and Menopause: Conquering Fear with Facts to

Beat the Hormone Groan
April 23, 2020
9:00 am โ€“ 11:30 am
  • Kelli Jaecks, RDH, MA

Perimenopause and menopause will affect over 50% of the population in the United States today; with approximately six million women reaching menopause daily – it affects us all. The aging female experiences hormonal changes that affect many bodily systems, including the gums and dentition. Menopausal signs and symptoms can range from annoying to debilitating, and questions abound about what to do about them. As healthcare professionals, we can offer insight to patients undergoing this change of life and offer strategies for better overall health. This course will bring understanding to the science behind the changes in the female body during this transition time. Attention will be paid to brain, bone and oral health, while offering strategies for prevention. Women will be empowered to manage their symptoms and make choices that work for them. Attendees will receive a workbook plus a copy of “Martinis and Menopause” to take home.

Learning Objectives:
1) Understand the clinical definitions of perimenopause and menopause.
2) Describe systems affected by hormonal changes including vasomotor, cognitive and dental.
3) Identify risk factors and prevention strategies for oral, heart and bone health.
4) Address the role of the healthcare professional in understanding, supporting and educating patients.

This program is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant provided by 3M.

Course Number: T15

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

Kelli Jaecks, RDH, MA

Ms. Jaecks is owner of Kelli Jaecks/Verbal Impact, an educational company whose mission is to empower people to optimal health through education and entertainment. She is the author of the Amazon best-seller, “Martinis & Menopause” and a past president of the American Dental Hygienists’ 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 $75.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $65.00
Dentist Regular Fee $85.00
Staff Regular Fee $75.00