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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition

Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | May 2013 A7 Ad MEEtINgS Boston skyline with public art in the foreground. Photo/Provided Tim Grafft/MOTT Yankee Dental Congress named state’s top medical show in economic impact $18.8 million added to area economy by the 2012 event The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority recently ranked Yankee Dental Congress No. 2 among the top 10 shows havingthebiggesteconomicimpactonthe state. The event ranked as the No. 1 medical show. Based on 2012 figures, the ranking shows the YDC's 27,330 attendees being responsi- ble for 10,024 hotel room nights and a total of $18.8 million in economic impact. Planning is well under way for the 2014 Yankee Dental Congress, with a similar impact expected. Event organizers invite dental professionals to start planning now to join nearly 28,000 peers at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. Online registration and details on offi- cial event housing will become available at noon on Sept. 18 on the Yankee Dental web- site, American Dental Association members who attended YDC 2013 (from Jan. 30–Feb. 3)receivedarebatecouponintheirregistra- tion packet. Attendees were able to redeem those coupons for free registration to Yan- kee Dental Congress 2014 if they also sub- mitted receipts showing they purchased goods or services totaling $2,500 from the Yankee Dental Congress 2013 exhibitors. The visual imagery theme for Yankee Dental Congress 2014 is already in place, depicting a street sign showing the in- tersection of “Oral Health” with “Overall Health.” Meeting organizers are putting together an extensive schedule of dental continu- ing education courses and creating a one- stop compilation of the industry's newest products and services in the exhibit hall. Beyond that core, the program is being designed to include many broader health- related topics that are closely linked to oral health, including: systemic health, quality of life, wellness, nutrition and physical fit- ness. Interested in speaking at a future Yankee Dental Congress? If you have a topic you think attendees will be interested in, meeting organizers invite you to put together a course proposal and send it with your résumé to Massachusetts Dental Society Director of Continuing Edu- cation Dorrey Powers at 2 Willow Street, Suite 200, Southborough, MA 01745; email Powers at or FAX materials to (508) 480-0002. (Source: Yankee Dental Congress)