ONSITE FAQs

What days and hours is registration open?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017   7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, January 27, 2017   7:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Saturday, January 28, 2017   7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 29, 2017*   *Seaport Hotel 8:00 – 10:00 am 

What days and hours is the CE Pavilion open?

Thursday, January 26, 2017   7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, January 27, 2017   7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 28, 2017   7:00 am – 5:30 pm
 

What days and hours is the Exhibit Hall open?

Thursday, January 26, 2017   9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, January 27, 2017   9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, January 28, 2017   9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where do I get my badge holders and lanyards?

Badge holders and lanyards will not be mailed, and can be picked up in the North Lobby of the BCEC and various other locations throughout the Convention Center.

Where do I get a show bag?

Show bags are available at the Welcome Center located in the North Lobby.

What if I do not receive my badge and course tickets in the mail?

Visit the registration desk in the North Lobby and they will be printed for you. Expo Only badges will not be mailed. Please pick up onsite at Self Registration.

What is my badge color?

Blue: Dentist
Red: Assistant
Green: Hygienist
Yellow: Technician
Purple: Office Personnel
Clear: Student
Orange: Post Doctorate
Pink: Guest
Aqua: Medical Professional
Clear: Dental Dealer
Day-Specific Neon Color: Expo Only
Black: Exhibitor

I signed up for a course onsite – how do I get the handouts?

Please come prepared with the course code and speaker name and you can get handouts printed for a small fee at the FedEx Office located in the BCEC.

How can I register?

Onsite:
Please Visit the Registration Desk in the North Lobby of the BCEC to register. 

Online:
Online registration is highly recommended. Online registration is highly recommended. You can pick up your badge at the Registration Desk in the North Lobby of the BCEC.

Fax:
Faxed registrations must be submitted using an official Yankee 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 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.

The Yankee Dental Congress 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.

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 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.

Can I preregister for "No Charge" courses?

Pre-registration is required for all No Charge courses listed in the Yankee Pre-Registration Program Book or online listings, with the exception of the Student Debate and Student Poster Sessions. 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?

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 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 2017 through March 15, 2017, 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 2017 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 2017.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Friday, January 27, 2017 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Online: For Yankee 2017 credits, please visit yankeedental.com OR add credits via the Yankee 2017 Mobile application during Yankee Dental Congress 2017 through March 15, 2017.

Note: You can add credits for Yankee Dental Congress 2017 beginning Thursday, January 26, 2017 through Sunday, January, 29, 2017 on yankeedental.com OR via the Yankee 2017 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 2017 or past conventions?

Yes, The Yankee 2017 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.