Preregistration is required for all No Charge courses, except Student Table Clinics, Student Lecture, and Social and Cultural Programs. Your seat will be held for 10 minutes after the start of the course. When the room is filled, no additional people will be admitted and no standing is allowed per order of the fire marshal.
Continuing Education Credits
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
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.
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
Maine Board of Dental Examiners
New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
Vermont Board of Examiners
Rhode Island State Board of Examiners in Dentistry
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 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 and satellite pavilions located in the Exhibit Hall.
Online: For YDC 2014 credits, visit www.yankeedental.com OR 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.
NEW Can I preregister for “No Charge” courses?
Preregistration is required for all No Charge courses listed in the YDC Preregistration Program Book or online listings. Your seat will be held for 10 minutes after the start of the course; after that, those without tickets will be seated according to available space. When the room is filled, no additional people will be admitted because of fire department regulations. If you have not preregistered, please be prepared to select an alternate session to attend.
Continuing Education Pavilion
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 BCEC North Lobby.
|CE Pavilion Hours
Thursday, January 30
Friday, January 31
Saturday, February 1
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Disclaimer
By attending the Yankee Dental Congress, you acknowledge and accept that the YDC has assumed no duty to review, investigate, or otherwise approve, and has not reviewed, investigated, or otherwise approved, the quality, type, message, nature, or value of any product or service marketed by attendees and exhibitors. As such, you should conduct your own independent research of such products or services, and the YDC disclaims any liability for any damages to persons or property arising from the use of any product or service.
General Program Disclaimers
The continuing education program of the Yankee Dental Congress is planned and presented by the Program Committee to provide attendees with relative topics, speakers, and presentations. Neither the content nor the use of specific products in a course should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the Yankee Dental Congress. Speakers are required to inform participants of any financial, commercial, or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations. The Yankee Dental Congress will not be responsible for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest. The Yankee Dental Congress encourages the attendee to make independent judgments as to the topics, speakers, and presentations as the content of the program is not reviewed, approved, or necessarily agreed upon. As such, you acknowledge that any and all actions taken by you are done so at your own risk and you further agree to hold the YDC harmless from any and all liability in relation to the same. Please be advised that courses, speakers, or scheduling may change without notice.
Corporate Forum Disclaimer
An invitation to participate in the Corporate Forums was provided to all companies exhibiting at YDC 2014. Participating companies have selected the speakers and topics for the sessions and paid all related expenses. The information and opinions presented are solely those of the speakers and the sponsoring companies and do not represent the opinions of, nor constitute endorsement by, Yankee Dental Congress, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the coparticipating states.
Audiotaping, Videotaping, and Photography Policy
Attendees are not allowed to audiotape, videotape, or photograph any portion of the convention. This includes lectures, other meetings, the Exhibit Hall or Exhibit Hall activities, or any other portion of the convention. Violators of this policy will be removed from the premises and will have their registration revoked with no refund of registration fees or penalty to the YDC.