Have a question? Check the FAQs!

How can I register?

  • Choose your courses and check availability.
  • Submit your information, including courses and credit card payment, on our secure site.
  • An official confirmation will be sent by email.

Faxed registrations must be submitted using an official Yankee registration form. Forms must be filled out completely with credit card payment information. The Yankee Dental Congress fax number is 781.519.4863. As part of Yankee's continuing effort to go green there will be a $25 processing fee.

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.

Yankee Dental Congress 2020 Registration
Massachusetts Dental Society
2 Willow St.
Southborough, MA 01745

As part of Yankee's continuing effort to go green there will be a $25 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 days and hours is registration open?

Thursday, January 30, 2020   7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, January 31, 2020  7:00 am – 6:00 pm 
Saturday, February 1, 2020   7:00 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.

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

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.

Requests must be postmarked no later than:

December 25, 2019—For hands-on courses
January 3, 2020—For lectures, workshops, events, and general registration

After these dates, no refunds—including for absences due to illness, late arrivals, weather, or parking difficulties—will be granted.

Cancellation processing fees are $25 per canceled registration and $5 per course. The minimum refund allowed is $10. Refunds will be issued in March 2020.

Can I preregister for "No Charge" courses?

Pre-registration is required for all No Charge courses listed in the Yankee Program Book or, except for Student Poster Sessions and the Student Debate. 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 and no standing is allowed per order of the fire marshal.

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.

General Attendance Credits

MA Dentists: For the 2020 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2020, including a total of 5 credits for general attendance at a conference during that period, are allowed.

MA Dental Hygienists: For the 2021 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2021, including a total of 4 credits for general attendance at a conference during that period, are allowed.

MA Dental Assistants: For the 2021 license renewal cycle, CE credits obtained between November 1, 2019 and October 31, 2021, 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


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

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 2018 through March 15, 2018, by logging on to

Connecticut State Dental Commission Dept. of Public Health

Maine Board of Dental Examiners

New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners

Vermont Board of Examiners
802 828-2390

Rhode Island State Board of Examiners in Dentistry

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 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:

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?

Email or print a certificate with general attendance credits and courses taken at Yankee (please use only one method):

Online: Visit to enter your credits and send your transcript directly to your personal email through March 15, 2020. 

Mobile App: Download the Yankee 2020 mobile app to enter your credits and send your transcript directly to your personal email through March 15, 2020. 

Need Help of Have Questions 
Visit the Self Registration located in the North Lobby during Yankee Dental Congress 2020 or MDS Members may also visit the MDS Booth 1244

Note: You can add credits for Yankee Dental Congress 2020 beginning Thursday, January 30, 2020 

Continuing Education Registry Members

If you use the Self Registration, 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 2020 or past conventions?

Yes, The Yankee 2020 Complete Conference MP3 DVD-ROM is now online for pre-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.

How can I request accommodations for special needs?

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Yankee will make all reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting. Please submit your request in writing no later than December 10, 2019, to Jennifer Thai, Massachusetts Dental Society, Two Willow Street, Southborough, MA 01745.

How will I know if supplies are needed for a course?

Should a course require that attendees bring supplies, the list of necessary supplies will be indicated on the course ticket, as well as listed in the course descriptions found on the Yankee Dental Congress website.

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.

My course is indicated as an "off-site" course. How do I get to an off-site location?

Busing to and from the BCEC is provided to attendees who register for off-site courses. Off-site buses depart the BCEC one-half hour before the scheduled course start time and return at the end of the course.

What days and hours is the Exhibit Hall open?

Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday,  January 31, 2020  9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, February 1, 2020   9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Is child care provided at Yankee?

No, child care will not be provided at Yankee Dental Congress

What are the official vendors for Yankee?  

Registration and Housing will open on September 19, 2018, at 12:00 pm.
Click here for a list of hotels

Note that onPeak is the only official hotel provider associated with our event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences. 

Note that Convention Data Services is the only official registration provider with our event.
To ensure that you are being directed to the proper services provided by Yankee all registration pages will have the Convention Data Services’ logo and/or the language in the URL, and all confirmations will be from emails that end in

Where do I get a show bag?

Show bags are available at the Welcome Center located in the North Lobby and the Info Counter on the Yankee Exhibit Hall Floor.