Yankee Dental Congress





Saturday, February 2, 2019

Student Poster Session

Congratulations to our Student Poster Session Winners!

(From L-R: Devon Ptak, Stephanie Jameson, Maria Gray, Abdelrouf Suwid)

 The winners are:

Devon Ptak,  a pre-doctorate student from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine for her presentation on "Evaluation of Treatment Outcomes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients Treated with Mandibular Advancement Devices at an Academic Institution".

Abdelrouf Suwid, a post-doctorate student from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine for his presentation on "Engineering Novel Models for Craniofacial Bone Regeneration".

Maria Gray and Stephanie Jameson, hygiene students from Mt. Wachusett Community College for their presentation on "The Risks vs Benefits of E-Cigarettes and Vaping".

Students from the following schools were invited to present their latest research:

  • Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Bristol Community College
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene
  • Middlesex Community College
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Tunxis Community College
  • University of Maine at Augusta–Bangor Campus Dental Hygiene Program
  • University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene
  • University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • University of New England College of Dental Medicine
  • University of New England Westbrook Campus
  • University of New Haven Dental Hygiene Program

The International College of Dentists and The Massachusetts Section of the Pierre Fauchard Academy grants have been applied to this course.

Student Debate and Awards Ceremony Honoring Dental Professionals

NEW LOCATION - Westin Waterfront Hotel, Grand Ballroom
4:30 - 6:30 pm

Please join us as we honor dental professionals who are exemplary volunteers and rising stars impacting their profession. Their dedication to organized dentistry, their community, and associations will be acknowledged at this ceremony.

The following recipients will be honored:

  • Charles Silvius, DDS
  • David Harte, DMD
  • Tiffany Sum, CDA
  • Katherine Soal, RDH
  • Anthony Giamberardino, DMD
  • Pamela LaCerte, RDH
  • Matthew Fantasia, DMD
  • Barbara Wasserman
  • Ira Dickerman, CDT

Learn more about the 2019 Award Winners.

Tenth Annual American Student Dental Association District 1 Debate

Congratulations to the debate team from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine on their victory!

Schools represented in ASDA District 1 include:

  • Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Harvard University School of Dental Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • University of New England College of Dental Medicine
  • Pre-Dental Team

Student Reception:

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Immediately following the debate, join us for the 2019 Student Reception! We've listened to what students are asking for and will be creating an evening of school-spirit, giant fun, tasty food, and great networking!

Top three winning schools of the District 1 Dental School Challenge during pre-Yankee spirit week will be announced by Crest + Oral-B and EDIC at 7:00 pm.


  • Food/Drink
  • Music
  • Photo Booth
  • Cornhole
  • Giant Jenga

Play the Student Scavenger Hunt!
Starting in the North Lobby and continuing on the exhibit hall floor on February 2nd, students will take a group photo in front of designated locations around the BCEC and post the photos to Facebook for extra challenge points. Then, answer the riddles at each stop to get clues to your next location. Winners will be announced at the student reception.



What is the District 1 Dental School Challenge?
Beginning in January, ASDA leaders at each school will receive challenges directly from Crest + Oral-B and EDIC that students must complete to earn points for their school team. Tasks include “liking” social media pages, posting photos on social media platforms and other interactive activities, and completing online surveys for Crest + Oral-B, EDIC, and MDS. The school with the most points will earn up to $1,500 for their ASDA chapter! Get ready to prove how much spirit your school has!

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Free and discounted courses for new dentists

If you are a predoctoral or postdoctoral dental student, you can attend some tuition courses at no charge.

You must be registered for Yankee and have a valid student ID.

Learn more 

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