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The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center hosts the Yankee Dental Congress, which will feature more than 300 continuing education courses and more than 450 exhibitors, Jan. 25 to 29. (Photo: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau)
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Dental Tribune USA

Thu. 15 December 2016


Yankee Dental Congress 2017 will be held from Jan. 25 to 29 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Meeting organizers describe the Yankee Dental Congress as being New England’s largest dental meeting. The congress 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 the 2017 event.

The theme of the 2017 Yankee is “Focus. Fast. Forward.” Meeting organizers say that the 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.“

New approach to pain management

Among the education highlights for the 2017 meeting, Yankee is providing several programs that are “focused” on working in conjunction with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie 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.

Sleep Apnea Pavilion

The Sleep Apnea Pavilion will showcase the latest technologies “fast” involving the various laboratory providers. Yankee organizers say the congress is among the first dental meetings to provide education on this technology.

The pavilion will educate attendees on oral appliance therapy and laser procedures for treating sleep apnea as well as pediatric dental sleep medicine.

3-D Printing Pavilion

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 its 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.

450 exhibitors

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 on the exhibit floor.

Special presentations this year include “A Conversation with Dr. Lisa Genova,” author of the best-selling novel “Still Alice,” basis for the identically titled Academy Award-winning film.

Another special presentation features Nancy Frates, mother of Pete Frates, who was the inspiration for the “ALS ice bucket challenge.”

For more about Yankee Dental Congress 2017, visit www.yankeedental.com or call (877) 515-9071.

(Source: Yankee Dental Congress)


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