Advancing the Vision at Yankee Dental Congress® 2020
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.—Sept. 23, 2019—Yankee Dental Congress® 2020 (Yankee) will be held from January 30 – February 1, 2020, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Yankee, which is New England’s largest dental meeting, is presented by the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) in cooperation with the dental societies of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. More than 26,000 dental health professionals and guests from around the United States are expected to attend this year’s event.
This year’s Yankee theme, Advancing the Vision, exemplifies how dental professionals will be able to gain insight on evolving trends and future best practices by attending some of the 300+ continuing education courses taught by industry experts and visiting more than 400 exhibitors demonstrating the most innovative dental technology.
Among the educational highlights this year, the Sixth Annual Interprofessional Symposium, Interprofessionalism: Concept, Education, Practice, will examine how to work more effectively with other providers to benefit patient health and wellness by practicing in a way that blurs the line between medicine and dentistry. A panel will examine how to advance practice models that blend oral and systemic health, and how improved oral health may improve systemic health and lower the cost of health care.
Yankee will once again feature education pavilions located on the Exhibit Hall Floor, with innovative courses held at no charge to attendees. A new Pediatric Pavilion will offer courses on a diverse range of pediatric topics, while a new Product Spotlight Lounge will help attendees make highly educated purchases with one-hour product spotlight sessions.
With the passage of the American Dental Association policy statement on the role of dentists in the treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders, it is now recommended that all dentists screen their patient population for sleep disorders. The Dental Sleep Apnea Team will offer Yankee attendees a series of courses on how to screen patients and launch a dental sleep medicine practice.
The MDS will launch the first ever MDS Clinician Corner on Thursday, January 30, where five MDS member dentists will offer one-hour continuing education courses for fellow dentists, focusing on a variety of topics addressing clinical dentistry and practice management.
Another new feature of Yankee Dental Congress® 2020 will be Yankee Expert Insights, which offers attendees the opportunity to join industry leaders and colleagues for one-hour, small, and informal group discussions on topics including hygiene, orofacial pain, and buying or starting a practice.
Yankee also will feature a special track of courses for new dentists (dentists who have graduated from dental school within the past 10 years) designed to help them learn from experienced practitioners and network with their peers.
For more information on Yankee Dental Congress® 2020, please visit yankeedental.com or call 877.515.9071.
Yankee Dental Congress® is New England’s largest meeting for professionals seeking the highest quality dental continuing education, as well as dental products, services, and resources. With more than 26,000 dental professionals in attendance from across the United States, Yankee Dental Congress® is the fifth largest dental meeting in the country. Held in Boston each January, Yankee is the best source in New England for industry professionals on the cutting-edge of oral health care. Yankee Dental Congress® is presented by the Massachusetts Dental Society in cooperation with the dental associations of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. For more information, please visit yankeedental.com or call 877.515.9071.