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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Dementia Friendly at Work for Healthcare

April 29, 2022
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Colleen Fritsch, B.A., B.S.

The ACT on Alzheimer’s Dementia Friendly @ Work for Healthcare training is a 60-minute educational session for all staff, not just clinicians, working in dental care settings. The training focuses on understanding dementia, communication tips and taking action to create an environment that is safe, respectful, and welcoming for people living with dementia. Nearly 100,000 Minnesotans have dementia or a related disorder. These numbers directly impact family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, colleagues, patients, and their care partners.

Learning Objectives:
1) Define dementia and identify early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
2) Employ effective strategies for communicating and interacting with patients with dementia.
3) Improve patient safety and well-being by creating a dementia-friendly physical space.
4) List community resources and services that support patients living with dementia.

Course Number: F2210

Recommended for

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

About the speaker

Colleen Fritsch, B.A., B.S.

Ms. Fritsch has spent the last two decades of her career in aging services. She became trained as a Dementia Friend Champion, helping Minnesota become a Dementia Friendly state. She has also become a Dementia Friends Master Trainer.


Fundamental CE Credits 1.0
Elective CE Credits 0
DANB Credits 0
Core CE Credits 0
Core Topic N/A


Dentist Early Bird Fee $15.00
Staff Early Bird Fee $15.00
Dentist Regular Fee $25.00
Staff Regular Fee $25.00