Yankee Dental Congress 2015

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

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MDS 150th Anniversary Reception

5:00 - 7:00 pm›› BCEC Ballroom

Join the Massachusetts Dental Society to celebrate its 150th Anniversary with a special reception at Yankee Dental Congress!

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Dan Abrams; Man Down  
3:00 - 4:30 pm ›› Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ballroom 

Dan Abrams - YDC 2014Everyone is familiar with the tired clichés that women are bad drivers, not good with money, give bad directions, etc. In his book, Man Down: Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt that Women Are Better Cops, Drivers, Gamblers, Spies, World Leaders, Beer Tasters, Hedge Fund Managers and Just About Everything Else, Dan Abrams tackles the toughest case of his career and turns conventional (and sexist) thinking upside down.

Dan Abrams will draw on years of legal experience and research studies to explain why women are truly better than men at just about everything during this interesting and entertaining afternoon. 

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8:00 - 9:00 am ›› Seaport Hotel 
No Charge

pilates 2014Pilates is one of the fastest growing forms of exercise in the world. It strengthens core muscles and improves flexibility, coordination, strength, and tone, as well as alignment and breathing.  Join certified instructor Myra Green for a Pilates course suitable for all fitness levels.

›› Build strength without excess bulk to create a sleek, toned body

›› Wear comfortable, close fitting clothing and bring a mat. 

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North End Tour 
9:30 - 11:00 am ›› Off-Site, Transportation Provided

North End Tour 2014Do you have a passion for the food and wine of Italy? As seen on TV Food Network’s The Best Of, this tour is a foray on foot into the food traditions and marketplaces of the most authentic “Little Italy” in America. After a brief overview of local immigrant history and a description of Italian regional foodways, you will embark on a walking tour that is like a cooking class on foot.

›› Experience the colorful sights, tantalizing aromas, and authentic tastes of pastries, cured meats, cheeses, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, the freshest seasonal produce, and a little liquor in this old world community

›› Enjoy small tastes of specific Italian food ingredients so that you may experience benchmark flavors to incorporate in your own cooking and dining adventures

›› Dress warmly and wear comfortable walking shoes! 

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Superfoods for Life
10:00 - 11:30 pm ›› Seaport Hotel
No Charge

superfoods 2014What makes Superfoods so super? Join Holistic Health Coach Evan Crothers in learning what makes a Superfood as he helps dispel myths and provides you with a simple and informative guide into these life-changing foods.

›› Imagine a food that is powerful enough to lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, puts you in a good mood and…no side effects!

›› Discover that not all foods are equal when it comes to nutrition and anti-aging properties.

›› Learn how to incorporate Superfoods into your daily life and how they improve your overall health.

Take your health to the next level!

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Scampo Luncheon
12:00 - 2:00 pm ›› Off-Site, Transportation Provided

scampo (1) 2014Recognized by Esquire magazine as one of America’s “Best New Restaurants” in 2008, Scampo is a culinary destination created by legendary Chef Lydia Shires and The Lyons Group. Shire’s reputation for defying tradition translates into Italian-inspired cuisine unrestrained by borders, drawing on flavors from the Mediterranean and Middle East. 

›› Shiny copper lamps, a glowing orange bar, and stools overlooking a mozzarella bar set the stage for house-made breads baked in a tandoori oven, pastas that surpass red sauce norms, and entrees that turn simple ingredients into extraordinary experiences.  

›› Meet and interact with legendary Chef Lydia Shires as she demonstrates one of her specialties

›› The once storied Charles Street Jail, the Liberty Hotel provides a unique setting for thi culinary experience

›› Scampo is a reflection of Chef Shire: bold, red, and full of energy!

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Four Seasons Dessert Course
12:00 - 1:00 pm ›› Off-Site, Transportation Provided

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During this unique behind-the-scenes workshop, Four Seasons Executive Pastry Chef Tim Fonseca will teach us how to make a sweet and creamy classic – crème brulee.  Fonseca has helped maintain the hotel and restaurant's AAA Five Diamond status, as well as receiving awards from Boston Magazine and Food Network.

›› Make your own take-home creme brulee in the Four Seasons' pastry kitchen

›› Enjoy hot chocolate, warm apple cider, and mignardises during the class

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Estate Planning Seminar
1:00 - 2:30 pm ›› Seaport Hotel
No Charge

Jacqueline Voss Lees, LLMIt is critical to consider estate planning and tax goals, as well as lifetime and family needs, to ensure that your planning uniquely meets your objectives. Attorney Jacqueline Voss Lees, who has been operating a general practice law firm in Salem, MA for over 20 years, will show how estate planning can preserve assets and avoid or lessen estate taxation. Effective planning avoids court intervention, thereby saving money, effort, and anxiety during an already stressful time.

›› Discuss lifetime planning, including powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, and asset protection

›› Learn about death planning, including wills and trusts

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