Star of the North Meeting

2021 Star of the North: August 12 – 14, 2021

Future Dates: April 28-30, 2022 and April 27-29, 2023

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

The Star of the North Meeting provides a number of opportunities for both dentists and dental team members to earn CE credits. Attendees can earn up to six CE credits per day, plus you’ll earn three elective credits just for attending the meeting!

2021 Educational Tracks

The Minnesota Dental Association and the Scientific Session Committee recommend specific courses for specific dental staff positions as well as new dentists. We will not feature any tracks for the 2021 program due to the limited CE program. Check the recommended audience listed with each individual course description.

2021 Keynote Session:
The Passing Zone

Teamwork: The Power of Partnership
Friday, August 13
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Available Live & Virtually

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Due to a scheduling conflict with the NFL, our previously booked keynote speaker is no longer available.

Virtual Options

We have a wide selection of in-person and virtual courses. Some programs will be pre-recorded and others will be recorded live while the speaker is presenting. There are a total of (28) lectures available in the virtual program. You can purchase courses individually or you can select a Full Conference Package to maximize your savings. Click here for a full list of virtual programs.

Continuing Education Credit Options

Free CE Opportunities (Coming in 2022)

A Table Clinic is a 5- to 7-minute tabletop demonstration of an educational topic of clinical or practice management interest to dental professionals that can earn you FREE CE credits. Attendees walk from table to table after each short presentation. We will not have any Table Clinics at the 2021 meeting.

Star One-hour Lecture Series

The popular STAR Lecture Series features three different speakers discussing three different topics. Each presentation will last one hour with a 15-minute break in between. Credit will be issued based on the number of courses attended or viewed.

The STAR Series is sponsored by Delta Dental.

Core Topic Sessions

Do you need some CORE topics to meet your licensing requirements? We have included a CORE logo next to each session offering CORE credits.

Audio Buy Option

Speaker-authorized sessions will not be recorded at the 2021 meeting. We will instead offer a variety of CE lectures in our virtual platform. Sessions can be purchased individually or purchased as a full conference package. Any unauthorized recording of programs is strictly prohibited.

Credit Verification

You can verify your CE credits at the conference when you’re done with your sessions, through our mobile app, or online following the conference.


For Verification & Portfolio

According to the Minnesota Board of Dentistry rules, it is the responsibility of the individual dental professional to preserve a record of their CE activities. Every attendee who earns CE credits to meet professional development requirements should print a copy of their transcript. Transcripts are available online for up to six months after the meeting (older transcripts can be requested via contacting Eleventh & Gather). File the transcript in your professional development portfolio as proof of your continuing education activities at the Star of the North Meeting.

Numbers Matter

Tips for Easy Verification

The Star of the North CE Verification system helps you to keep track of your professional development/CE activities at the meeting, but remember these tips! When you register, include the individual state license number of ALL licensed attendees to ensure CE credits are granted for EACH person. Codes are announced at the conclusion of every CE-eligible session. Space will be provided in the onsite program book to record the codes. Partial credit cannot be granted and if you leave a program before the code is announced, you will forfeit any CE credits.

ADA CERP Continuing Education Recognition Program

The Minnesota Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.