• FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Have a question? Check the FAQs!

    1. How can I register?

      You can register for Yankee Dental Congress in one of three ways:

      Register Online 

      • Choose your courses and check availability.
      • Submit your information, including courses and credit card payment, on our secure site.
      • An official confirmation will be sent by email.

      Registration for Yankee 2017 will open on September 21, 2016 at 12:00 noon.


      Fax

      Faxed registrations must be submitted using an official Yankee registration form provided on page 93 of the Program Book. Forms must be filled out completely with credit card payment information. The Yankee Dental Congress fax number is 508.743.9677. As part of Yankee's continuing effort to go green there will be a $15 processing fee.

      Mail

      Mailed registration must be submitted using an official Yankee registration form. Forms must be filled out completely and form of payment (check, money order, or credit card information) must be enclosed. Payments made by check should be made out to Massachusetts Dental Society.

      Yankee Dental Congress 2017 Registration
      C/O Convention Data Services
      107 Waterhouse Rd.
      Bourne MA, 02532

      As part of Yankee's continuing effort to go green there will be a $15 processing fee.

    2. Can I update or add courses to my registration?

      You may update your registration once you have registered and received a badge number.

      Add as many courses as you like without a service charge. Updates will be accepted after an official Yankee registration number has been assigned.

      Modify/Update Your Registration:

      • Online with no service charge
      • Mail/fax the update form (found on Page 95 of the Program Book). There will be a $15 processing fee per update form received via mail or fax due to increased administrative costs.
    3. What is the cancellation policy?

      Requests for cancellations/refunds must be in writing and accompanied by all registration materials, including badges and tickets, if received.

      Refund requests must be postmarked no later than:

      • December 28, 2016 - For hands-on courses
      • January 6, 2017 - For lectures, workshops, events, and general registration

      After these dates, no refunds—including absences due to illness, late arrivals, weather, or parking difficulties—will be granted.

      • Cancellation Processing Fees:
        $20.00 per cancelled registration
        $5.00 per course
        The minimum refund allowed is $10.00. Refunds will be issued in March 2017.

    4. Can I preregister for "No Charge" courses?

      Pre-registration is required for all No Charge courses listed in the Yankee Program Book or yankeedental.com, except for Student Poster Sessions and the Student Debate. Your seat will be held for 10 minutes; after that, those without tickets will be seated according to available space. When the room is filled, no additional people will be admitted and no standing is allowed per order of the fire marshal.
      If you have not pre-registered, please be prepared to select an alternate session to attend. Registration for “No Charge” courses is also available in the BCEC, Southeast wing, Level 2.
    5. How are CE credits assigned?

      As an attendee you will receive continuing education credits for only the courses that are listed under your name and unique registration number. If someone from your office cannot attend a course and you plan to attend in his/her place, the change MUST be made to your registration as well as to that of the person you are replacing. Please call the Yankee Customer Service at 877.515.9071 or use the Yankee Update Form (found on page 93 of the Program Book).

      General Attendance Credits

      MA Dentists: For the 2018 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2018, including a total of 5 credits for general attendance at a conference during that period, are allowed.

      MA Dental Hygienists: For the 2017 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017, including a total of 4 credits for general attendance at a conference during that period, are allowed.

      MA Dental Assistants: For the 2017 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2017, including a total of 2 credits for general attendance at a conference during that period, are allowed.

      For information about any recent changes in MA regulations go to www.mass.gov/dph/boards/dn

      Visit www.yankeedental.com/policies.html for information and links to New England State Regulations.

      ADA CERP logo
      The Massachusetts Dental Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp

      CEU Credits

      Credit is assigned by the MDS on an hourly basis, subject to final approval by the Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID) in each state. Lectures, workshops, and hands-on courses receive one credit per hour (rounded down to the nearest hour). For courses not related to patient care, please contact BORID for allowed credit. 

      Connecticut State Dental Commission Dept. of Public Health
      860-509-7648
      www.dph.state.ct.us

      Maine Board of Dental Examiners
      207-287-3333
      www.mainedental.org

      New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
      603-271-4561
      www.state.nh.us/dental

      Vermont Board of Examiners
      802 828-2390
      vtprofessionals.org/opr1/dentists

      Rhode Island State Board of Examiners in Dentistry
      401-222-2827
      www.health.ri.gov

      NBC Credits

      The formal continuing education programs of the Yankee Dental Congress are ADA CERP approved and qualify for NBC continuing education credits. Upon completing courses at Yankee, Certified Dental Technicians (CDT) and Recognized Graduates (RG) should print a transcript of their courses at the CE Pavilion at Yankee, and submit this directly to the NBC. (Transcripts may also be downloaded from the www.yankeedental.com website) It is the responsibility of the technician wanting to receive approved credit to submit this documentation to NBC before their renewal period, while keeping a copy for their personal records. Yankee Dental Congress does not submit transcripts on your behalf.

      DANB Credits

      DANB Certificants who attend or participate in Continuing Dental Education (CDE) courses sponsored by the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), may be able to use these courses to renew their DANB Certification. It is the responsibility of the Certificant to ensure that courses they take meet DANB’s Recertification Requirements, and that the CDE credits are reported in the appropriate DANB CDE categories, as described in DANB’s Recertification Requirements. DANB does not accept general attendance and/or Exhibit Hall Floor attendance CDE credit.

      A copy of DANB’s Recertification Requirements is available at: www.danb.org

      For CDE questions contact DANB by phone at 1-800-367-3262.

      AGD Credits

      The formal continuing education programs of the Yankee Dental Congress are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The AGD number is 219251.

    6. How can I get a certificate of the CE credits I earn at Yankee?

      For Yankee 2017 Credits:

      The Continuing Education (CE) Pavilion is a free service for all Yankee attendees. You can print a certificate with general attendance credits and courses taken at the meeting in either one of two ways (please use only one method):

      • On-site: Visit the CE Pavilion located in the North Lobby
      • Online: For Yankee 2017 credits, visit yankeedental.com through March 15, 2017.
      • Yankee 2017 Mobile App: Download the Yankee 2017 Mobile App to enter your credits.

      Continuing Education Registry Members

      If you use the CE Pavilion, Yankee website, or Yankee Mobile App, credits will be downloaded into your record once the secret code is submitted. Otherwise CE registry members may record their credits themselves by using the MDS registry website. Please be sure to use only one method to avoid duplication.

    7. Can I purchase a recording of Yankee 2017 or past conventions?

      Yes, the Yankee 2017 Complete Conference MP3 DVD-ROM is now online for sale. Also, when available, look for the complete conference listing at www.fleetwoodonsite.com/ydc.

      Audio Presentations are available from all recorded sessions from Yankee Dental Congress 2017. Plus, all available PowerPoint slides! Includes all presentations as MP3 files recorded live during the conference.

      You may purchase recordings of Yankee 2017 shortly after the conclusion of the meeting.

       

    8. How can I request accommodations for special needs?

      In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Yankee will make all reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting. Please submit your request in writing no later than December 12, 2016, to Emily Baker, Massachusetts Dental Society, Two Willow Street, Suite 200, Southborough, MA 01745.
    9. How will I know if supplies are needed for a course?

      Should a course require that attendees bring supplies, the list of necessary supplies will be indicated on the course ticket, as well as listed in the course descriptions found on yankeedental.com.
    10. My course is indicated as an "off-site" course. How do I get to an off-site location?

      Busing to and from the BCEC is provided to attendees who register for off-site courses. Off-site buses depart the BCEC one-half hour before the scheduled course start time and return at the end of the course.
    11. What days and hours are the Exhibit Hall open?

      Thursday, January 26, 20179:30 am – 5:30 pm
      Friday, January 27, 20179:30 am – 5:30 pm
      Saturday, January 28, 20179:00 am – 4:00 pm
    12. What services are available at the BCEC?

      Special Needs

      In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Yankee will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting. Please submit your request in writing no later than December 12, 2016, to Emily Baker, Massachusetts Dental Society, Two Willow Street, Suite 200, Southborough, MA 01745.

      Lost and Found

      • BCEC: If you find an item in the convention center, please turn it in at the Welcome Center in the North Lobby. If you lose an item, please check at the Welcome Center.
      • Hotels: If you find an item in a hotel, please turn it in to the Front Desk of that hotel. If you lose an item at a hotel, please check at the Front Desk for assistance.

      Business Services

      FedEx Office is the exclusive business center for all show exhibitors and attendees at the BCEC and is located in the North Lobby, Level 1.

      Coat Check 

      Coat check service is available Thursday through Saturday. Coat check stations are located in the North Lobby and at the East and West entrances on Level 1 of the BCEC.

    13. Is child care provided at Yankee?

      No, child care will not be provided at Yankee Dental Congress
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    Handout materials for all courses are available for download only.

    Printed handouts are no longer available.

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