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Yankee Dental Congress

JANUARY 24 - 28, 2018

EXHIBITS: JANUARY 25 - 27, 2018

BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a question? Check the FAQs!

How can I 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 2018 is Open! REGISTER TODAY

Fax
Faxed registrations must be submitted using an official Yankee registration form. 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 $20 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 2018 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 $20 processing fee.

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
  • Onsite at the Registration Desk in the North Lobby of the BCEC

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 27, 2017 - For hands-on courses
  • January 5, 2018 - 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 2018.

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.

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.

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 2019 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2019, including a total of 4 credits for general attendance at a conference during that period, are allowed.

MA Dental Assistants: For the 2019 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2019, including a total of 2 credits for general attendance at a conference during that period, are allowed.

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

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. You may enter your CE credits for Yankee 2018 through March 15, 2018, by logging on to yankeedental.com.

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.

 

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

The Continuing Education (CE) Pavilion is a free service for all Yankee 2018 attendees. You can email or 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 during Yankee Dental Congress 2018.

Thursday, January 25, 2018  7:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm 
Friday, January 26, 2018 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 pm 
Saturday, January 27, 2018  7:00 a.m. - 5:30 pm

Online: For Yankee 2018 credits, please visit yankeedental.com OR add credits via the Yankee 2018 Mobile application during Yankee Dental Congress 2018 through March 15, 2018.

Note: You can add credits for Yankee Dental Congress 2018 beginning Thursday, January 25, 2018 through Sunday, January, 28, 2018 on yankeedental.com OR via the Yankee 2018 Mobile Application.

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.

Can I purchase a recording of Yankee 2018 or past conventions?

Yes, The Yankee 2018 Complete Conference MP3 DVD-ROM is now online for order.

Also, look for the complete conference listing to order audio presentations from all recorded sessions from past Yankee conferences.

Plus all available PowerPoint slides! Includes all presentations as MP3 files recorded live during the conference.

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, 2017, to Emily Baker, Massachusetts Dental Society, Two Willow Street, Southborough, MA 01745.

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 the Yankee Dental Congress website.

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.

What days and hours is the Exhibit Hall open?

Thursday, January 25, 2018   9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, January 26, 2018   9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, January 27, 2018   9:00 am – 4:00 pm

What services are available at the BCEC?

Restaurant Reservation Service
Make dinner reservations quickly and conveniently with the Concierge Service located in the BCEC. Visit yankeedental.com for the Dining in the Neighborhood Trolley Program.

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, 2017, to Emily Baker, Massachusetts Dental Society, Two Willow Street, 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.

First Aid
The First Aid Room is located on the second floor of the BCEC, Room 201.

Nursing Room
The Nursing Room is located on the second floor of the BCEC, Room 202. 

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.

Is child care provided at Yankee?

No, child care will not be provided at Yankee Dental Congress

What are the official vendors for Yankee?  

Registration and Housing will open on September 20, 2017, at 12:00 pm.
Click here for a list of hotels

Note that onPeak is the only official hotel provider associated with our event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences. 

Note that Convention Data Services is the only official registration provider with our event.
To ensure that you are being directed to the proper services provided by Yankee all registration pages will have the Convention Data Services’ logo and/or the language xpressreg.net in the URL, and all confirmations will be from emails that end in xpressreg.net.

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