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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Artistry and Efficiency with Composite Restorations Workshop

April 25, 2020
1:00 pm โ€“ 4:00 pm
  • Mark Kleive, D.D.S.

Most dentists spend a considerable part of their day placing composite restorations. During these appointments, they manage preparation designs, matrix systems, dental adhesives, filling materials and finishing techniques. This course will utilize clinical videos, hands-on demonstration and product sampling to improve the predictability and esthetics of this popular restoration for both anterior and posterior teeth. Particular emphases will be placed on the newest materials and tips and tricks to improve efficiency.

Learning Objectives:
1) Examine the best ways to void the dreaded “white line”.
2) Determine when to add a bevel to the preparation.
3) Discuss materials that mimic the natural appearance of teeth.
4) Discover how to match surface textures and shine.
5) Create a matrix for predictably tight contacts and closed margins.
6) Learn how to manage post-operative sensitivity.

Course Number: S14

Recommended for

  • Dentists
  • Student Dentists

About the speaker

Mark Kleive, D.D.S.

Dr. Kleive is a 1997 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He has over 20 years experience as an associate in a corporate dentistry clinic and as an owner of two different solo practices. He currently practices in Black Mountain, North Carolina and is both a Visiting Faculty member and the Director of Business Systems with the Pankey Institute.


Fundamental CE Credits 3
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A


Dentist Early Bird Fee $285.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $285.00
Dentist Regular Fee $295.00
Staff Regular Fee $295.00