Meeting review: Yankee Dental Congress 2014
BOSTON, Mass., USA: “It all starts here” was the theme of the 39th Yankee Dental Congress. According to meeting organizers, the theme of this year’s meeting was all about the important relationship between good oral health and good overall health. More than 300 continuing education courses were offered, covering everything from tooth whitening to advanced periodontal instrumentation techniques, and everything in between.
On the exhibit hall floor at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, more than 450 exhibitors offered products and services dedicated to oral health and overall health, as well as to the health of the dental practice.
One of the many inventive product offerings on display in Boston was the DentalVibe injection comfort system. The cordless, handheld vibrating device, invented by Dr. Steven G. Goldberg, is designed to provide counter stimulus to help block injection pain.
Shofu Dental Corp. was touting new delivery systems for two of its most popular products. The GlasIonomer Luting Cement CX-Plus is now available in capsule form. Also available is a new direct restorative, the GlasIonomer FX-II Capsule. Hands-on demonstrations for these products and many others were offered at the company’s booth.
The Spry Dental Defense System is a line of consumer products combining all-natural xylitol with natural flavors. Chewing gum, mints, toothpaste, oral rinse, floss and many more products are available. At the Xlear booth meeting attendees could stop by to learn more and to pick up some free samples.
MIS Implants Technologies was presenting its MGUIDE Guided Implantology System, which is designed to streamline and simplify treatment planning for dental implants. The system also allows you to present a treatment plan to patients, thereby increasing their comfort level.
The folks at Sesame Communications were on hand to show meeting attendees how to get an enhanced profile on Healthgrades.com, the No. 1 source for new patients searching for practitioners and scheduling appointments.
There was also plenty of learning to be had right on the exhibit hall floor, with classrooms and special pavilions set up focusing on topics including healthy living, social media and live dentistry.