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Meeting Preview DENTAL TRIBUNE | December 201110A The 36th Annual Yankee Dental Congress (YDC) runs Jan. 26–30 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The exhibit hall is open Jan. 27–29. Visit for registration details and for more information. Standing-room-only sessions are nothing new at the YDC, but don’t expect to slip into the back at the hottest sessions this year. Even the no-charge courses at the meeting now require preregistration. The only exceptions are the High-Tech Playground, student lecture and stu- dent table clinics. Your seat will be held for 10 minutes after the start of the course. When the room is filled, no additional people will be admit- ted, and no standing is allowed by order of the fire marshal. That’s how it goes at an event expected to attract more than 26,000 dental professionals — many of Yankee Dental Congress features hands-on ‘High-Tech Playground’ Among Boston’s many popular tourist attractions, Boston Harbor ferries offer quick trips or multihour cruises, day and night. (Photo/Provided by Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau) Preregistration now required for no-charge courses them alumni of the dental schools in the immediate area, including Bos- ton University, Harvard University, Tufts University and the University of Connecticut. Something for everybody YDC provides education for the entire dental team. Specialties represented include endodontics, forensics, oral pathology, oral surgery, orthodon- tics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics. Innovative tech- nology, products and services are introduced on the exhibit floor by many of the more than 450 exhibi- tors. Exhibit hall highlights include a free luncheon and a beer-and- wine reception on Friday. Special events at YDC include: The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band; Yankee’s Fat Thursday Carnival; and cocktails with Clinton Kelly of TLC’s top-rated show, “What Not to Wear.” Other highlights include: Dental Office Design Pavilion (tour state-of- the-art operatories and view new and upgraded dental offices from across North America; meet with contractors, architects, designers, financial planners and equipment specialists); live dentistry (watch top clinicians perform live procedures); C.E. on the exhibit floor (participate in innovative, high-quality, hands- on courses and lectures at a signifi- cantly reduced rate); High-Tech Playground (try out tools and gad- gets, ask questions and view C.E. presentations); children’s confer- ence care (use on-site care for chil- dren ages 6 months to 12 years). DT (Source: Yankee Dental Conference) Registration is now open for the American Academy of Cosmetic Den- tistry (AACD) 28th Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C., May 2–5. Building on the success of last year’s session, the event will feature many heavy-hitting educators, social events and networking opportunities. Appro- priately themed, “Learn Outside the Lines,” the conference will challenge attendees with an interdisciplinary approach to education, including a mix of lectures and hands-on work- shops. Dental teams will return from D.C. with a renewed perspective on the field of cosmetic dentistry after having spent several days honing their skills and learning about new tech- niques and materials. The session will be hosted at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Md., giving attendees the opportunity to engage in a world-class cosmetic dental educa- tion, but also experience the dynamic city of Washington, D.C. Educators scheduled to appear include: • David Garber, DMD • Christian Coachman, DDS, CDT • Eric VanDooren, DDS • Pete Dawson, DDS • John Cranham, DDS • Scott Finlay, DDS • Carl Misch, DDS, MSD • Gordon Christianson DDS, MSD, PhD • Paul Child, DMD, CDT AACD Scientific Session registration open Attendees of the AACD session will not only engage in world-class cosmetic dental education, but also be able to enjoy the dynamic city of Washington, D.C. Host site for the session is the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Md. (Photo/Provided by Architect of the Capitol) • Ron Goldstein, DDS “The 28th Annual AACD Scientific Session will challenge attendees to think beyond the norm and realize the limitless opportunities cosmetic den- tistry has for their practice and their patients,” said AACD President John Sullivan, DDS. “Along with great edu- cation, attendees can expect opportu- nities to network, make new friends, and reconnect with the old ones while spending time in the nation’s capital.” AACD members, students, dentists, laboratory technicians, team mem- bers and dental auxiliaries are all wel- comed by the AACD to attend. Visit for more information about the 28th Annual AACD Scientific session. About the AACD The AACD is the world’s largest non- profit member organization dedicated to advancing excellence in compre- hensive oral care that combines art and science to optimally improve den- tal health, esthetics and function. Composed of more than 6,300 cos- metic dental professionals in 70 coun- tries worldwide, the AACD fulfills its mission by offering superior educa- tional opportunities, promoting and supporting a respected accreditation credential, serving as a user-friendly and an inviting forum for the creative exchange of knowledge and ideas, and providing accurate and useful informa- tion to the public and the cosmetic dentistry profession. DT (Source: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry)