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Event Overview:

The Minnesota Dental Association’s Star of the North Meeting is the premier state dental meeting of the Upper Midwest. With over 90 continuing education seminars and an exhibit floor featuring over 250 innovative companies, the Star of the North Meeting provides current clinical and practice management information to the dental community. Seminars will be offered Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29. The exhibit floor will be open Thursday thru Saturday.

A special invitation-only, Exhibit Hall Premiere Night will take place on Thursday, April 27 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Join us on Friday, April 28 in Roy Wilkins Auditorium for The BIG Party!  Entertainment will be provided by “Hairball” and we hope to see you there!

Attendee Information:

The Star of the North Meeting brings you the best clinicians and dental-related companies in the industry, providing the latest in cutting edge techniques and information. Choose from over 90 continuing education sessions presented by over 40 nationally recognized speakers – all conveniently close to home.

Nationally Known - Close to Home

We’re offering more sessions than EVER before! Over 20 workshops will be available to give you the valuable one-on-one time with clinicians and experience hands-on learning. The popular Table Clinics offer free CE opportunities on Friday.  Reserve your seat at our first Keynote Breakfast on Saturday morning featuring Gary Zelesky. New staggered schedules and varying course lengths provide more choices than ever before!

Talk face-to-face with over 250 exhibitors and experience first hand the latest advances in dental equipment and products for your practice.  Reserve time in your schedule to visit the exhibit hall and take advantage of all the fun activities available – Exhibit Hall Premiere Night, the CASH Cube, caricature drawings, Exhibit CE Spot and much more!

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn “outside the classroom” by sharing ideas and experiences with your dental professional peers from across the Midwest.  We’ve got plenty of activities to help break the ice – cooking classes, brewery tours/tastings, receptions and class reunions.  Plus stick around for The BIG Party on Friday night featuring Hairball!  This is a must-see event that everyone will be talking about!

Exhibitor Information:

THE MarketPlace of the Upper Midwest Dental Industry!

Maximize your company’s exposure in the Dental Industry at the 2017 Star of the North Meeting! Join some 8,500 dental professionals when they all come together next April at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. This is the event of the upper Midwest Dental Industry, there is no better place for you to connect.. Star of the North can help you…

    Establish a marketing identity for your company
    Develop new contacts and potential customers
    Enhance your relationship with current customers and establish preferences for your company
    Solidify your presence in the Minnesota dental market
    Monitor the pulse of the dental marketplace
    Increase your bottom line!

Attendance Figures

The Star of the North Meeting attracts some 8,500 dental professionals from across Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

About MDA:

The Minnesota Dental Association is a statewide professional membership organization representing Minnesota-licensed dentists and dental students, with a membership of over 3,000 dentists.

The MDA represents members at the state legislature, advocating for legislation that includes scope of practice issues, as well as public oral health and safety issues. We also advocate on behalf of our members in discussions with regulatory agencies and third party payers to resolve conflicts and recommend change when needed.

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Conference/Event Dates: 04/27/2017 - 04/29/2017
Conference/Event Hours: Thur. & Fri. 8am - 5pm; Sat. 8am - 4:30pm
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 04/27/2017 - 04/29/2017
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Thur. 11:30am - 3:30pm, 4:30pm - 7pm; Fri. 10am - 6pm; Sat. 9am - 1:30pm
First Move-In Date: 04/26/2017
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Dental
Other Industries: Associations, Dental, Professional Healthcare
Estimated Attendance: 8,500
Previous Attendance: 8,601
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Dentists, Dental Residents, Dental Students, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Office Staff, Lab Technicians, Guests of Dentists
Notes: 2016 Attendance Breakdown

Dentists 1,719
Student Dentists 141
Assistants 1,795
Hygienists 1,881
Dental Educator (non-dentist) 50
Administrative Personnel 444
Lab Tech/Nurses/Dental Therapist 40
Students: Assisting, Hygiene, Technician 573
Spouses/Guests/Other 448
Exhibitors 1,510

Total Attendees 8,601
Venue: Saint Paul RiverCentre
Venue Phone: (651) 265-4800
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:250+
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Minnesota Dental Association (MDA)
Show Manager:MDA
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: At the Star of the North, you have the unique opportunity to build your brand with Dental Professionals from the entire upper Midwest. As a sponsor, you'll increase visibility, enhance relationships and elevate the Star of the North as the educational opportunity and marketplace in the Industry.

By sponsoring the Star of the North, your company will:

Showcase your brand on-site and in promotional materials

Demonstrate good corporate citizenship by giving back to the industry

Engage with upper Midwest Dental Professionals and MDA Members

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Zone 1 (Green) $1,850   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Zone 2 (Blue) $1,650   Water: n/a
Zone 3 (Red) $1,450   Generator: n/a
Non-profit (Purple) $400   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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