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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Oral Cancer in the Age of COVID and HPV This is a Core CE seminar

April 30, 2022
9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • John Kalmar, D.M.D., PhD

This program will review the conventional visual and tactile examination of the dental patient, with an emphasis on the clinical features of precancerous and cancerous lesions. Case-based examples will be used to emphasize high-risk settings and physical characteristics. Current data on the relationship of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with oral cancer and tonsillar cancer will be presented. Finally, the potential impact of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic on patient care options, including periodic clinical re-evaluation, will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
1) Describe the major risk factors for oral and oropharyngeal (tonsillar) cancers.
2) Review the current evidence on the safety and efficacy of HPV vaccines.
3) Understand the potential impacts of COVID-19 on the management of oral cancer patients.

Course Number: S2207

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

John Kalmar, D.M.D., PhD

Dr. Kalmar is a Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and has published over 80 manuscripts and book chapters.


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