Yankee Dental Congress 2015

Please note: Information below refers to Yankee Dental Congress 2014. Check back in September for information regarding YDC 2015.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register?
Can I update or add courses to my registration?
What is the cancellation policy?
Can I preregister for "No Charge" courses?
How will I know if supplies are needed for a course?
My course is indicated as an "off-site" course. How do I get to an off-site location?
How are CE credits assigned?
How can I get a certificate of the CE credits I earn at Yankee?
Can I purchase a recording of the YDC 2013 Complete Conference?
How can I request accommodations for special needs?
What days and hours are the Exhibit Hall open?
What services are available at the BCEC?
Is child care provided at Yankee?

 

How can I register?

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

Online

Online registration is highly recommended. Registering online on our secure site provides the following benefits:

  • Confirmations are emailed immediately
  • Group registration is available
  • Register 4 dental professionals from the same office and the 5th goes FREE (valid during Early Bird registration only)
  • Save Money
    > Register Online Now

Fax 

Faxed registrations must be submitted using an official YDC pre-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 YDC's continuing effort to go green there will be a $10 processing fee.

Mail

Mailed registration must be submitted using an official YDC pre-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.

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

As part of YDC's continuing effort to go green there will be a $10 processing fee.

Can I update or add courses to my registration after it has been submitted?

Updates will be accepted after an official Yankee registration number has been assigned—you must have this number to add courses or make changes. Registrants can update their registrations to add as many courses as you like without a service charge. Registration updates can be made online or via fax or mail using a YDC 2014 registration update form.
> Make Updates Online

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:

  • January 10, 2014 - For lectures, workshops, events, and general registration
  • December 27, 2013 - For hands-on courses

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 2014.

Can I pre-register for "No Charge" courses?

Pre-registration is required for all No Charge courses listed in the YDC Pre-Registration Program Book or www.yankeedental.com online listings.  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 due to fire department regulations. If you have not pre-registered, please be prepared to select an alternate session to attend.

How are CE credits assigned?

General Attendance Credits

MA Dentists: For the 2014 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2014, including a total of 5 credits for general attendance at a conference during that period, are allowed.

MA Dental Hygienists: For the 2015 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2015, including a total of 4 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.

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.
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.

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 YDC 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 YDC 2014 credits, visit www.yankeedental.com OR submit via the YDC 2014 Mobile Application through November 1, 2014.

Continuing Education Registry Members

If you use the CE Pavilion, YDC website, or YDC 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 YDC 2014 or past conventions?

Yes, The YDC 2014 Complete Conference MP3 DVD-ROM is now online for Sale. Also, look for the complete conference listing at www.fleetwoodonsite.com/ydc 

Audio Presentations from all recorded sessions from YDC 2014 Conference.
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, YDC will make all reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting. Please submit your request in writing no later than December 13, 2013, to Emily Cantin, Massachusetts Dental Society, Two Willow Street, Suite 200, 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 www.yankeedental.com.

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 are the Exhibit Hall open?

Thursday, January 30, 2014      9:30 am-5:30 pm
Friday, January 31, 2014           9:30 am-5:30 pm    
Saturday, February 1, 2014       9:00 am-4:00 pm

Please check back for more information to come.

What services are available at the BCEC?

Restaurant Reservation Service
Lost and Found
Business Services
Coat Check
Food Courts & Vending
ATMs

Restaurant Reservation Service

Make dinner reservations quickly and conveniently with the Concierge Service located in the North Lobby of the BCEC. This service includes a listing of restaurants by cuisine and neighborhood and their menus.

Lost and Found

BCEC
If you find an item in the convention center, please turn it in at the Welcome Center in the center of the North Lobby. If you lose an item, please check at the Welcome Center for assistance.  At the end of the show, any unclaimed items will be turned in to the BCEC security team.

Hotels
If you find an item in a hotel, please turn it in at the Front Desk. If you lose an item at a hotel, please check at the Front Desk for assistance.

Business Services

FedEx Kinko’s is the exclusive business center for all show exhibitors and attendees at the BCEC. The FedEx Kinko’s Business Center is located near the North Lobby, Level 1. For services and more information, visit https://psg.kinkos.com/conventions/bcec.

Coat Check

Coat check service will be 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.

Food Courts & Vending

  • Food courts will be located on the Exhibit Hall floor
  • Additional food vending will be available throughout the building

ATMs

ATMs are located throughout the BCECin the North Lobby, Southeast Lobby C, and Food Court.

Is child care provided at Yankee?

Whether you are attending classes or perusing the Exhibit Hall, Parents in a Pinch, Inc. is there for you—offering on-site childcare for ages six months to 12 years. Click here for more information.

 

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Presented by the Massachusetts Dental Society in cooperation with the dental societies of:

Massachusetts Dental Society Connecticut State Dental Association - CSDA Maine NH Dental Association RI Dental Association VT Dental Association