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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Oxygen, Please! Place the Oxygen Mask on Yourself First

April 23, 2020
1:30 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
  • Kelli Jaecks, RDH, MA

In today’s fast-paced, overstressed world, those of us who professionally care for the health and well-being of others often place ourselves at the bottom of the list when it comes to self-care. Everyone else’s needs come before our own; both at work and at home. The adage of “patient first” has unintentionally created an environment in health care that places the practitioner last. It makes no sense and often leads to personal and professional burn-out. What if we spin this practice on its head? Practitioner first – my own physical and mental well-being first. Place the oxygen mask on myself first. This fun, activity-driven presentation empowers health care professionals to make positive choices for their physical and mental selves, resulting in a renewed sense of purpose. Health promotion strategies will focus on four areas: physical wellness, sleep, nutrition, and mental wellness. Healthy practitioners better ensure healthier patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
1) Investigate simple, positive changes you can make to increase your personal wellness.
2) Discover strategies for better nutrition and sleep hygiene.
3) Evaluate and employ effective stress management techniques.
4) Create a personal plan to increase our overall wellness and better serve your patients.

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

Course Number: T16

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 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