Star of the North Meeting

Star of the North: April 27-29, 2023

Saint Paul RiverCentre

2023 Sessions

The Star of the North conference offers a wide range of professional development seminars that allow dental professionals to earn CE credits. Click on the buttons below for more detailed information about our speakers and sessions. You may also view our Schedule At A Glance for a more general overview.

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Hygienist Proud Symposium

April 28, 2022
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Machelle Hudson, RDH, FAAOSH
  • Andrea Johnson, MS, RDH
  • Anne Rice, RDH, BS
  • Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS

This program will feature three panelists who will present for 30 minutes each followed by an opportunity for Question & Answer. The program will be moderated by Andrea Johnson, RDH, MS.

Each participant will receive a Crest Whitening Emulsion Kit with light (valued at $100). Hygienists only!

Speakers and Topics include:

Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS
Disrupt, Debride, Detoxify: Implant Maintenance and Home Care
Implant success depends on professional biofilm disruption, proper tools for debridement, and home-care products that detoxify and eliminate inflammation. This course will provide you with the latest tools, protocols and products for safe, effective implant maintenance and home-care recommendations.

Machelle C. Hudson, RDH, FAAOSH
Don’t Let the Health of Your Mouth Break Your Heart
Heart attack is the number one killer in our country and stroke is the number one most debilitating. Oral health plays an enormous role in either keeping our heart healthy or making our heart very sick. Learn how to be on the front line in detecting, educating and treating patients at risk for heart attack and stroke. Understand the role oral disease plays in the causation of heart attack and stroke and how we as dental professionals can save our patients.

Anne O. Rice, RDH, BS
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Mind
Dementia is not inevitable and dentistry is one of the most effective healthcare fields that can impact Alzheimer’s disease through prevention and education. Understand how dental providers use an arsenal of assessment protocols every day that directly coincide with modifiable Alzheimer risk factors.

This program is sponsored by an unrestricted grant provided by Crest + Oral B.

Course Number: T2231

Recommended for

  • Dental Hygienists

About the speakers

Machelle Hudson, RDH, FAAOSH

Ms. Hudson is the Director of Oral/Systemic Wellness for Granbury Dental Center and a hygiene consultant with Productive Dentist Academy. She is a full-time clinical hygienist and also the co-host of Reflection Health which is produced by a Tale of Two Hygienists. She is a National Speaker and a thought leader for Procter & Gamble.

Andrea Johnson, MS, RDH

Ms. Johnson is the Senior Business Development Manager for Procter & Gamble Professional Oral Health. She is a registered dental hygienist and has a Master’s degree in Psychology. She is responsible for speaker activities, association work and building capabilities for Professional Oral Care. She has been with P&G for 20 years and enjoys speaking and sharing the science with dental professionals.

Anne Rice, RDH, BS

Ms. Rice has been a clinical dental hygienist for over 30 years, a speaker and writer. Her oral systemic passion led her to found Oral Systemic Seminars in 2017, and she devotes her time, focus and attention to dementia prevention. She is a fellow with the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, a certified dementia practitioner, brain longevity specialist and a consultant with The Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell.

Susan Wingrove, RDH, BS

Ms. Wingrove is a dynamic innovator, writer, international speaker, researcher, writer, consultant, and RDH Award of Distinction Recipient. She is a member of the ADHA, International Federation of Dental Hygienists, Oral-B Global Implant Board and Western Society of Periodontology.


Fundamental CE Credits 2.0
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A


Dentist Early Bird Fee $45.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $45.00
Dentist Regular Fee $45.00
Staff Regular Fee $45.00