Star of the North Dental Continuing Education Sessions

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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Reducing Dental Practice Risk

April 29, 2022
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Richard Small, J.D.

Through an analysis of closed Fortress malpractice claims, this course will provide strategies and resources to improve patient safety and to reduce risk in the dental practice. Closed claim topics include esthetic restorations, wisdom tooth extractions, oral cancer, endodontic treatment, and implants. Patient safety topics include documentation, communication, informed consent, technology, patient selection, referrals, prescription practices, patient noncompliance, and ethics.

Premium Credit Discount Course: Fortress policyholders earn 3 CE credits and a 10% premium credit on their next three policy periods.

Learning Objectives:
1) Identify common dental malpractice risks.
2) Understand how to adapt office policies and procedures to mitigate exposure to identified risks in the dental practice.
3) Implement strategies with your professional team and referral network to encourage patient safety and reduce risk.

This program is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant provided by Dyste Williams.

Course Number: F2224

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

Richard Small, J.D.

Mr. Small practices law in Michigan. He became an insurance agent for OMSNIC and Fortress in 2000, merging his insurance agency with Dyste Williams in 2021. He is currently the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Michigan Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Great Lakes Society of Oral Surgeons.


Fundamental CE Credits 0
Elective CE Credits 3.0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A


Dentist Early Bird Fee $45.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $35.00
Dentist Regular Fee $55.00
Staff Regular Fee $45.00