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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Codependent Cariology

April 29, 2022
7:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Brian Novy, D.D.S.

Sometimes it seems as though our patients don’t grasp the basic concepts of home care. Other times our patients with impeccable hygiene develop rampant decay and we feel helpless because we can’t figure out what’s going on. The mouth is a remarkable environment that cariologists are finally beginning to understand, and so can you. Come learn everything you didn’t know about plaque and the amazing organisms that make the mouth a wonderful place to work.

Learning Objectives:
1) Explain the mixed ecological approach to caries causation.
2) Modify salivary physiology to improve oral health.
3) Integrate basic salivary analysis into clinical practice.
4) Stop “watching” lesions and see them get smaller.

This presentation is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant provided by GC America.

Course Number: F2217

Recommended for

  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentists
  • Student Dentists

About the speaker

Brian Novy, D.D.S.

Dr. Novy graduated from Loma Linda School of Dentistry and accepted a faculty appointment at his alma mater, teaching dental materials and cariology. Today, he holds faculty appointments at Western University and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He practices in Quincy, Massachusetts.


Fundamental CE Credits 2.5
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 $35.00
Dentist Regular Fee $45.00
Staff Regular Fee $45.00