Star of the North Meeting

April 23–25, 2020 St. Paul, MN

Future Dates: April 22-24, 2021 and April 28-30, 2022

Volunteers

The Star of the North dental conference is coordinated by a team of volunteer dentists, students, and staff to bring attendees the very best professional development opportunities. Interested in getting involved? Check out the various volunteer opportunities below.

2020 Scientific
Session Committee

Leadership

Gerald Wimmer, D.D.S.
2020 Chairperson

Stephen McDonnell, D.D.S.
Board Liaison

Dentists

  • Alicia Bullard, D.D.S. – Winona
  • Christine Hammer, D.D.S. – Duluth
  • Anne Kent, D.D.S. – New Brighton
  • Renee Kinney, D.D.S. – Woodbury
  • George Noesen, D.D.S. – Red Wing
  • Loren Taple, D.D.S. – Saint Paul
  • Gerald Wimmer, D.D.S. – Eden Prairie

Students

  • Landon Case
  • Cassie Bullard

Volunteer Opportunities

Speaker Host

As a speaker host, you will be assigned to “host” a speaker while they are presenting at the Star of the North Meeting. This is a very important role as you provide their first impression of Minnesota and the hospitality of the Minnesota Dental Association. It is also a unique opportunity to get to know an expert in your field and learn from them in a personal setting.

Responsibilities

  • Make initial contact with the speaker and help him/her arrange transportation to and from the airport
  • Escort the speaker to breakfast and lunch in the VIP Hospitality Suite
  • Introduce the speaker to the audience and make any announcements
  • Be available throughout the day to assist the speaker with any needs
  • Escort the speaker to any special events, if available or desired
  • Be available the entire time the speaker is presenting (usually a one- to three-day commitment)

Benefits

  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch in the VIP Hospitality Suite
  • Complimentary reserved parking on the day(s) you are hosting
  • Complimentary admission to all of the speaker’s lectures/workshops (includes CE credits)
Room Host

As a room host, you will be assigned to “host” a program room. This is a short-term commitment and will only require three or four hours of your time (depending on how many programs you wish to host). This is a great opportunity for a dentist or dental team member.

Responsibilities

  • Arrive early at the program room (usually 45 minutes prior to start time)
  • Greet attendees at the door (and make sure they have the proper tickets)
  • Assist attendees in finding available seats
  • Monitor the room for any disruptions
  • Monitor room temperature and audio/visual disruptions (contact a Scientific Session Committee member to resolve any issues)
  • Be available during the entire program and maintain a monitor position by the door

Benefits

  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch in our VIP Hospitality Suite
  • Complimentary reserved parking on the day(s) you are hosting
  • Complimentary admission to the lecture (includes CE credits)