What are the dates, times, and location of the 2024 Star?

Friday, July 26, 2024  – 7:00 a,m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 27, 2024 – 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Marriott Marquis Houston – 1777 Walker, Houston, TX 77010

All classes are on the 3rd level and exhibits are on the 4th level.

Is this an in-person event?


Will you offer virtual courses?

No, in-person only

How can I register?

You may register beginning March 25, 2024, either online or by mail download the registration form from the Star of the South website).  Register before June 21, 2024, to receive Early Bird rates.  Rates increase after June 21, 2024.

May I register if I am not a Dentist?

Yes, non-dentist attendees may register as the primary registrant, without a dentist and pay appropriate fee per your appropriate attendee category.

What is the cancellation Policy?

All cancellations requesting a refund must be received in writing on or before July 5, 2024 and will be assessed a 25% administrative charge with no exceptions. No refunds will be given after the stated deadline regardless of reason including, but not limited to death, illness, weather related issues or acts of God.  Please send written requests to Star of the South Dental Meeting, 6565 West Loop South, Ste. 210, Bellaire, TX 77401 or by email to cbolls@ghds.org.

When will I receive my registration materials?

Approximately 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

How do I receive handouts?

Handouts are not available for every course.  If a speaker provides handouts, they will be available online beginning July 12, 2024. After you register to attend the Star of the South, instructions will be sent in the confirmation email (or mailed with your badge).

What do I do if I lost my badge or tickets?

Call 866-502-2956 or visit the registration booth onsite to replace your lost badge. Lost tickets must be repurchased.

Where is Lost and found?

If you find an item, please turn it in at the Registration booth.

How do I make hotel reservations?

Star of the South has negotiated special discounted hotel rates of $199 per night with the Marriott Marquis Hotel. To book your room now, Click here or call 888-236-2427.

Or you may book your hotel while registering for the conference.

Classroom Temperatures

Although every effort is made to make the classroom temperatures as comfortable as possible, room temperatures may vary from warm to cold. To appropriately prepare for all conditions, please bring a sweater or jacket with you to the meeting. 

Program Codes

The following program codes listed under each session indicate the target audience for the program.

D – Dentist H – Hygienists C – Chairside Assistant L – Lab Technician S – Spouse A – Administrative Assistant