POLICIES

Continuing Education Credits

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.

General Attendance Credits (Please note: No general attendance credits will be issued for Dentalpalooza.)

MA Dentists:  For the 2022 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2022, including a total of 5 credits for general attendance at a conference during that period, are allowed.

MA Dental Hygienists: In Massachusetts, dental hygienist licenses are still scheduled to expire at midnight on March 31, 2021, but the March 2020 order from Governor Baker extending the expiration date of all professional licenses scheduled to expire during the state of emergency has been extended to June 30, 2021.

The Board of Registration in Dentistry's (BORID) regulations require licensees to complete their biennial continuing education credits before renewing their licenses. The date a licensee selects to renew his/her license controls the CE deadline date and not the date a license is scheduled to expire. Therefore, Massachusetts dental hygienists have until June 30, 2021, to renew their licenses and local anesthesia permits and fulfil their CE requirements without any penalty.

MA Dental Assistants: For the 2021 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2021, including a total of 3 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 the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/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 Virtual 2021, by logging on to yankeedental.com.

Connecticut State Dental Commission Dept. of Public Health
860-509-7648
portal.ct.gov/DPH

Maine Board of Dental Examiners
207-287-3333
www.maine.gov/dental

New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
603-271-4561
www.oplc.nh.gov/dental

Vermont Board of Examiners
802-828-2390
www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/dental-examiners.aspx

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 download a transcript of their courses from the yankeedental.com, 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 or email at danbmail@danb.org.

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.

Exhibit Hall Disclaimer

By attending Dentalpalooza, presented by Yankee Dental Congress, you acknowledge and accept that Yankee 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 Yankee disclaims any liability for any damages to persons or property arising from the use of any product or service.

General Program Disclaimer

The continuing education program of Dentalpalooza, presented by 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 Yankee harmless from any and all liability in relation to the same. Please be advised that courses, speakers, or scheduling may change without notice.

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 Yankee.

The Massachusetts Dental Society reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any courses or events during Dentalpalooza without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. The MDS may use the photograph/video in publications or other media material produced, including but not limited to: flyers, brochures, invitations, postcards, websites, etc.