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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Prevention and Minimally Invasive Dentistry: Diminishing the Role of This is a Core CE seminar

the Dental Drill
April 29, 2022
8:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Alan W. Budenz, MS, D.D.S., MBA

Tremendous progress has been made in our understanding of caries disease resulting in better assessment and management tools for this most fundamental of dental diseases. This lecture is for all dental professionals who wish to review, update, and further their knowledge of diagnosis and optimal management of caries. Presentation of the most current protocols for caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) and caries prevention/management tools (SDF, fluoride pastes and rinses, etc.) and options for minimally invasive comprehensive restoration of carious lesions will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1) The science of caries disease prevalence and the practicality of various methods proposed for eradicating, or at least controlling, caries disease.
2) Protocols for assessing and managing different levels of active caries disease and risk for future disease, from mild to extreme.
3) Descriptions of treatment options, both chemical and mechanical, for different levels of caries disease and risk.
4) Where the future of caries disease prevention and restorative options are likely to lead us.

Course Number: F2204

Recommended for

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