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Dental Tribune U.S. Edition

Dental Tribune U.S. Edition | November 2013 A7 Ad MEEtINgS 2014 YDC: ‘It all starts here’ By Yankee Dental Congress Staff “It All Starts Here” is the theme of the 2014 Yankee Dental Congress (YDC), New England’s largest dental meeting, Jan. 29 through Feb. 2 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The YDC is the fifth largest dental meet- ing in the country and is sponsored by the Massachusetts Dental Society, in coopera- tion with the dental associations of Con- necticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Nearly 28,000 den- tal professionals from across the United States are expected to attend, attracted to the opportunity to choose from more than 300 dental continuing education courses and events taught by leading ex- perts in dentistry. New to YDC 2014 are live-patient hands- on courses on Botox and dermal fillers, Wednesday, Jan. 29. Dentists and dental teams will have the chance to learn the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, diag- nosis, treatment planning and delivery of Botox and dermal fillers, sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. On Thursday, Jan. 30, YDC is once again offering a Fast Track series, this year cen- tered on the “Diagnosis and Treatment of Oral and Facial Lesions." This is an oppor- tunity for dental professionals to learn about oral and facial lesions in six one- hour sessions pre- sented by several dif- ferent speakers. The YDC has also added “Master the Skills of Marketing Your Practice: A One- Day Marketing Sym- posium” on Thursday. This new program is designed for dental professionals who want to learn the essentials of marketing a dental practice using both conventional strategies and modern, Web-based tactics. “Dental Team Playbook,” also on Thurs- day, is a spin-off of last year’s “Team De- velopment Day" and is perfect for dental assistants, dental hygienists and office personnel. Each team member will join his or her respective team for a session with an expert in the field, followed by a luncheon and “All-Team Huddle” for ev- eryone. Yankee’s Conference for Women in Den- tistry is back for its ninth year on three days: Thursday, Jan. 30, through Saturday, Feb. 1. The theme of the women’s confer- ence is “Surviving and Thriving: Treat- ing Ourselves as Well as We Treat Our Patients.” The conference will feature a luncheon with Elizabeth Somer, RD, au- thor of “Eat Your Way to Sexy.” Hands-on cadaver programs will be fea- tured on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the YDC. Alan Budenz, DDS, and Mel Hawkins, DDS, will demonstrate “Lo- calAnesthesia:HumanCadaverDissection Lab” twice on Thursday. On Friday, Sharo- na Dayan, DDS, and Jon Suzuki, DDS, PhD, will teach “Crown-Lengthening and Mu- cogingival Surgery Using Cadavers” in the morning and afternoon. Saturday’s full- day hands-on cadaver program, “Anatomy of the Masticatory System II: Clinical Ap- plication and Cadaver Dissection,” will be led by Henry Gremillion, DDS. The YDC also features a robust exhibit hall floor with the latest in dental prod- ucts and technologies from 450-plus ex- hibitors, along with a variety of continu- ing education programs on the show floor. “Healthy Living Pavilion,” “Live Dentistry” and“Dental Office Pavilion” are back again by popular demand. New to the show floor for YDC 2014 is “Social Media Hot Spot,” a chance to earn continuing education cred- its while learning the value of social media in marketing a practice. Entertainment and fun are large parts of YDC 2014. On Thursday, Jan. 30, join “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn for a “Lunch with Author” session in the afternoon. On Thursday evening, come together in fellowship and friendly competition for interactive games, music, stage acts, light snacks, prize giveaways and more — free for everyone at “Going for the Gold at Yan- kee!” Join Dan Abrams with “Man Down” for a fun and interesting afternoon on Fri- day, Jan. 31. Celebrate the Massachusetts Dental Society’s 150th anniversary at its free commemoration on Friday evening. YDC 2014 offers free admission to select courses, alumni events and computerized continuing education record-keeping. For more information on Yankee Dental Congress 2014, call (877) 515-9071 or visit Boston, seen here from across Boston Harbor, hosts New England’s largest dental meeting, the Yankee Dental Congress, featuring 300 continuing education courses and more than 450 exhibiting companies offering dental products and services. Photo/Tim Grafft, MOTT