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Yankee Dental Congress 2017: Focus. Fast. Forward.


October 26, 2016
by Oral Health

Yankee Dental Congress 2017 will be held from January 25 through January 29, 2017, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). The Yankee Dental Congress is New England’s largest dental meeting and is sponsored by the Massachusetts Dental Society, in cooperation with the Dental Societies of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Nearly 28,000 dental health professionals and guests from around the United States are expected to attend this year’s event.

The theme of this year’s Yankee is Focus. Fast. Forward. This theme emulates how dental professionals can focus on innovative continuing education opportunities for intellectual development in the dental field, to fast‐forward the industry for the future.

Among the education highlights this year, Yankee is providing several programs that are “focused” on working in conjunction with Governor Baker’s efforts to combat addiction in the Commonwealth. This includes the Third Annual Interprofessional Symposium: CTL‐ALT‐DELETE: Rebooting the Approach to Pain Management, as well as the Yankee Fast Track program featuring topics in Pain Management and Prescription Monitoring. This track will include a series of six one hour lectures covering these topics and providing a comprehensive review for the dental practitioner to diagnose and manage patients safely in the dental office while complying with current best practice guidelines and regulations.

The Sleep Apnea Pavilion will showcase the latest technologies “fast” involving the various laboratory providers. Yankee is proud to be among the first dental meetings to provide education on this technology. It will educate attendees on oral appliance therapy and laser procedures for treating sleep apnea as well as pediatric dental sleep medicine.

Along with more than 300 continuing education and hands‐on courses and events presented by leading experts in the dental profession, Yankee is moving “forward” with their 3‐D Printing Pavilion. This Pavilion will discuss and demonstrate high‐resolution desktop 3‐D printing and how it provides affordable access to advanced digital workflows for all dental labs and, for the first time ever, dental practices.

The Yankee Dental Congress also features a wide range of the latest dental technologies and products from more than 450 exhibitors, along with several education pavilions located right on the exhibit floor.

Special presentations this year include A Conversation with Dr. Lisa Genova, author of the best‐selling novel and Academy Award‐winning film Still Alice, as well as one by Nancy Frates, mother of Pete Frates. Mr. Frates was the inspiration for the ALS ice bucket challenge.

For more information on Yankee Dental Congress 2017, please visit yankeedental.com or call 877. 515.9071.