Yankee Dental Congress 2022: Back to Boston

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The exhibit hall is full of activity in January 2020, the last time the annual Yankee Dental Congress was held in-person. This year, the show has returned to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. (Photo: Dental Tribune USA)
Kristine Colker, DTA

By Kristine Colker, DTA

Wed. 26 January 2022

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BOSTON, Mass., USA: It’s been two years since the annual Yankee Dental Congress was able to meet in person, and although the world has changed in many ways since then, one thing hasn’t — the desire of event organizers to put on an educational and entertaining conference showcasing the best the dental industry has to offer.

This year’s meeting, themed “Explore, Educate, Engage,” promises to be even more expansive and offer more opportunities than before. The event is being held Jan. 27 to 29 (Thursday to Saturday) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

One new offering is the “Healthy You, Healthy Practice” track. Caring for yourself is more important than ever so that you can continue to care for others in your practice, and thus the courses in this track will help you to carve a path to thrive in the current environment.

Some of the highlights include “Pandemic Aftershocks: Managing the Personal and Professional Impacts” (8 a.m. Friday), “Transforming COVID Challenges into Learning Opportunities” (8 a.m. Saturday) and “De-Stressing the Dental Profession: Happiness at Work and Home” (1 p.m. Saturday).

Other tracks being held throughout the meeting include hygiene, new dentists and leadership, while the list of speakers includes many prominent members of the industry, such as Alan Atlas, DMD; David Clark, DDS; Karen Davis, RDH; Mic Falkel, DDS; David Galler, DMD; Carol Jahn, RDH; Joel Laudenbach, DMD; Steven LoCascio, DDS; Maureen Perry, DDS; Angie Stone, RDH; Thomas Viola, RPh; and Juan Yepes, DDS.

In addition, you can also find a variety of educational courses, many for C.E. credit, on the exhibit hall floor. Benco Dental, Crest + Oral-B, Henry Schein Dental and Wells Fargo are all hosting their own pavilions, with thought leaders and product demonstrations, while the Next Generation Forum is a series of lectures and demos for dental professionals and industry leaders looking to learn more about the most innovative and promising technology solutions in the dental arena.

Exhibit hall happenings

If you’re looking for a close-up view of the best products and technology in the industry, look no further than the multitudes of companies populating the exhibit hall. Many exhibitors are offering hands-on demonstrations and a variety of show specials.

In addition, there several special events taking place in the exhibit hall throughout the course of the meeting.

From 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, come celebrate the return of the in-person Yankee Dental Congress with the Back to Boston celebration. While there, be sure to spend $500 with any one exhibitor and receive a $50 Amex gift card in return.

On Friday, enjoy a drink, touch base with exhibitors and meet potential suppliers during the Mid-Show Mixer from 4 to 5:30 p.m. You will also be able to enjoy a performance from Vivian Luo, a classically trained electric violinist. She has been a noteworthy Boston street performer since 2017, giving pop-up performances of pop, EDM and hip-hop mixes and mashups.

Finally, for ADA members who purchase goods or services totaling $2,500 from exhibitors, a coupon found in your registration packet can be redeemed for free registration for Yankee Dental Congress 2023.

The exhibit hall is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Download the app

Don’t forget to download the 2022 Yankee mobile app, now available in the App Store and Google Play Store. Access show specials, course handouts and room locations, the exhibitor list and floor plan and more all from the convenience of your phone.

Feeling lucky? Join the Super Saturday Raffle

Are you in the mood to shop the exhibit hall here at the Yankee Dental Congress? If so, make sure to save some purchases for Saturday, and you might walk away a winner in more ways than one.

Every hour, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 10 attendees will be awarded a $100 gift card just for going shopping.

To enter the Super Saturday Raffle, all you have to do is spend $100 or more on the exhibit hall floor that day. Once you have, bring your receipts to the Information Booth (located right at the front of the exhibit hall) and fill out a ticket to enter.

All winners will be notified via text throughout the day. Prizes will need to be claimed by 4 p.m., and entries are limited to one per person.

For more information, visit the Information Booth or check out www.yankeedental.com/Site-data/Additional-Pages/Super-Saturday-Raffle.

Find plenty of show specials in the exhibit hall

There is a lot to see and do in the Yankee Dental Congress Exhibit Hall this year — aisle after aisle are full of the latest and best products the industry has to offer, and most companies have on hand reps who can answer any question you can think to ask. In addition, numerous companies are offering a variety of show specials just to Yankee attendees who purchase products or other offerings here at the meeting.

At the Kettenbach booth (No. 2214), you can get one liter of hand sanitizer free with every order. You’ll also receive 10 percent off show specials for any order more than $500.

Over at Henry Schein Dental (booth No. 2222), you can learn more about Henry Schein Flex and how the scanner you want can help pay for the supplies you already need. In addition, you can get three Reveal Clear Aligner cases at no charge.

The American Association of Dental Office Management (booth No. 1518) is offering a special price on your first year of membership or on renewing your current membership. You also have a chance to win registration to AADOM22 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Over at Myofunctional Research Co. (booth No. 938), if you buy three appliances, you can get one more for free.

RPG Dental (booth No. 1227) has a variety of show specials going on. In the need for more ASTM Level 3 surgical masks that are FDA approved? You can find them for $10 per box of 50 or $200 for a case of 1,000. If you buy 10 cases, you will receive another case for free.

In the market for dental chairs? Buy any RGP chair at a discounted 20 percent off price and receive one case of Level 3 surgical masks free. Buy any four RGP chairs and receive a 30 percent discount plus one case of Level 3 surgical masks for free.

And these aren’t even close to all the show specials going on — you can find more from Shofu Dental Corp. (booth No. 1700), TAUB Products (booth No. 2113), Solmetex (booth No. 1506) and Zoll-Dental (booth No. 1627), among numerous others. Just make sure to keep your eyes peeled as you traverse from booth to booth during the next few days!

(Source: Yankee Dental Congress)

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