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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What’s New? Materials and Tech that Expedite Excellence

(Indirect Restorations)
April 29, 2022
7:30 am – 10:00 am
  • Joshua Austin, D.D.S., MAGD

In this fast-moving market, advertising makes every product appear to be the panacea. However, some of the best products and services don’t enter the market with much fanfare. Dental professionals can become bogged down or confused when trying to decipher which new materials and technologies are right for their practices. Dr. Austin will share the current trends in dental materials and technologies. Learn how materials have changed over the past few years and how those changes can affect your procedures and practice.

Learning Objectives:
1) Review the current state of digital scanners and what their best practices are.
2) Discuss a novel crown preparation technique and its use in practice.
3) Investigate current cements and identify which classes are superior.

This program is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant provided by 3M Oral Care and GC America.

Course Number: F2201

Recommended for

  • Dental Therapist
  • Dentists
  • Student Dentists

About the speaker

Joshua Austin, D.D.S., MAGD

Dr. Austin maintains a full-time restorative dentistry private practice in San Antonio, Texas. He is an editorial director and columnist for Dental Economics focusing on dental products and technology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He lectures frequently on restorative dentistry as well as online reputation management and social media.


Fundamental CE Credits 2.5
Elective CE Credits 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