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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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Bare-Minimum Barbie: Working with that Difficult Team Member This is a Core CE seminar

August 1, 2020
12:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Natalie Kaweckyj, BA, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA

With the ever-changing needs of the dental patient and the diverse workforce of today, soft skills are necessary to communicate with one another, approach problem solving creatively, provide the leadership skills to succeed and to think creatively and critically. There is no set definition of skills as they are used personally and professionally. Explore how to anticipate and manage the changes seen in dentistry and how to interact with all types of team members.

Learning Objectives:
1) Explain ideal skills sought by employers and how to hone the soft skills you currently possess.
2) Identify intrapersonal skills versus interpersonal skills and when each may be used.
3) Explain the differences in team member dynamics and what soft and hard skills are necessary for efficient team dynamics.

Course Number: S12

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

Natalie Kaweckyj, BA, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA

Ms. Kaweckyj is a licensed dental assistant who has worked academically, administratively, clinically, and legislatively for the past 27 years. She served two terms as President of the American Dental Assistants Association and three terms as President of the Minnesota Dental Assistants Association. She currently works at Children’s Dental Services in Minneapolis.


Fundamental CE Credits 0
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 2.0
Core Topic Patient Communication


Dentist Regular Fee $35.00
Staff Regular Fee $35.00