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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Vaccine Recommendations: Science, Success and Myths

April 29, 2022
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • John Molinari, Ph.D.

This seminar will consider vaccination as one of the most effective public health approaches for protection of both the general population and health care professionals. Updated science and clinical-based knowledge for approved COVID-19 vaccines will be featured. Current science concerning the effect of SARS-CoV-2 variants on vaccine protection and viral breakthrough infections will be included where appropriate. In addition, information pertaining to vaccines used in the prevention of adult infectious disease, especially those with increased occupational risks for healthcare professionals, will compromise a major portion of the discussion. Descriptions of available vaccines and emerging technologies will be presented to provide participants useful information when considering their own protection; protection of the general public; and vaccine requirements for individuals diagnosed with immune compromising conditions and diseases. Important information will also be included describing vaccine misperceptions and myths which can damage public health success against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Learning Objectives:
1) Comprehend the overall impact vaccinations have had in protecting the population against many infectious diseases.
2) Understand the most recent updated information concerning COVID-19 vaccines.
3) Discuss the latest CDC vaccine recommendations for healthcare professionals.
4) Describe the dangers of public misperceptions against vaccines.

Course Number: F2216

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

John Molinari, Ph.D.

Dr. Molinari is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he served for 32 years in the School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. He has also been an infectious disease consultant for the CDC, ADA, and regional hospitals.


Fundamental CE Credits 3.0
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