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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It’s Alive! A Critical Anatomy Review for the Dental Team This is a Core CE seminar

April 28, 2022
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Alan W. Budenz, MS, D.D.S., MBA

This course reviews selected aspects of head and neck anatomy fundamental to the practice of dentistry. The topics will be approached from a functional perspective with emphasis on common anatomical variations, pertinent anomalies and important clinical applications. This course is for dentists, hygienists and assistants who wish to gain a better appreciation for the anatomical basis of dental practice.

Learning Objectives:
1) Basic anatomical relationships and landmarks which are key to accurate examination and evaluation of dental patients.
2) Anatomical considerations and variants that must be carefully taken into account when treatment planning placement of implant restorations.
3) Landmarks and anatomy for a wide range of local anesthesia injection techniques and a clearer understanding of potential complications of dental treatments.
4) The anatomical pathways and likely patterns of the spread of infection or cancer metastases in the head and neck region.

Course Number: T2206

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

Alan W. Budenz, MS, D.D.S., MBA

Dr. Budenz is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Vice Chair of Diagnostic Sciences at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California. He has more than 35 years of general practice experience and lectures internationally on local anesthesia, anatomy, oral medicine and caries management.


Fundamental CE Credits 0
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 2.5
Core Topic Diagnosis & Treatment Planning


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