Yankee Dental Congress · Virtual 2021 · January 28–30, 2021 Vol. 12, No. 1 Save the date for an in-person event Meet up with friends and colleagues on The Lawn at D for a full day of Dentalpalooza. Start on your new dental ofﬁce today Opening a practice requires trust of a good team — and Henry Schein offers exactly that. Registration now open for AO annual meeting The AO is taking its 36th annual meeting online in an exciting, interactive, fully virtual format. »page 3 »page 4 »page 5 Changing the game n The world has changed a lot in the past year, and Yankee Dental Congress is changing with it. For the next three days (Jan. 28 to 30), you can participate in Yankee Dental Congress® 2021 via an entirely digital experience. Yankee, which is New England’s largest dental meeting, is presented by the Massachusetts Dental Soci- ety (MDS). At Yankee Virtual, continu- ing education and networking oppor- tunities are available at attendees’ fingertips, at their own pace. This year’s Yankee theme, “Chang- ing the Game,” represents how attend- ees will be exposed to new ideas, prod- ucts, technologies and connections to help all dental professionals continue to thrive in dentistry, according to the organizers of the event. Must-see events at Yankee Virtual 8see GAME, page 3 5 Attendees roam the exhibit hall during a previous Yankee Dental Congress. This year, while the exhibit hall only lives virtually, you can still access all the exhibitors with a simple click of your mouse. (Photo/today Staff file photo) Connect with exhibitors at Yankee Dental Congress By today Staff n You might not be able to physically wander the aisles of the exhibit hall at this year’s Yankee Dental Congress, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get your fix of the newest and the best products that dentistry has to offer. In fact, the Yankee organizers claim that exhibitors will be even more accessible in this year’s virtual format than they are at an in-person meeting. “Instead of tracking down an exhibitor or representative in a large convention center, virtual conference attendees will have many opportuni- ties for direct communication, instant messaging and impromptu conversa- tions at the click of a button,” organ- izers said in a statement on the Yankee website. The virtual exhibit hall, which will include show specials and live com- pany representatives ready to greet you, has official hours of noon to 5 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Jan. 28, and Friday, Jan. 29, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30. However, the virtual exhibit hall will remain active until March 1 for continued connections. This year, there are about 80 exhibi- tors participating in the virtual con- gress. Some of the companies you can meet with include 3M, Air Techiques, Benco Dental, Biolase, Bisco, Care- Credit, EdgeEndo, Henry Schein Den- tal, KaVo Kerr, Lighthouse 360, Plan- meca, PureLife Dental, RGP, Shofu, Simplifeye, Water Pik and Weave. To learn more on how to connect with exhibitors, go to www.yankee dental.com/Attendees/Connect-With- Exhibitors.
4 exhibitors Yankee Dental Congress — January 28–30, 2021 Opening a dental practice starts with Henry Schein Equipment specialists can provide support through the entire process and help you design the best ofﬁce possible By Henry Schein Dental Staff n The path to opening a dental practice can feel overwhelming; it is important to work with a team you can trust. Our Henry Schein Equip- ment Specialists provide support through the entire process and help build your project team. Before entering the design pro- cess, establish your goals and mis- sion for your practice. Think about your needs, including square footage, potential growth and location (visibil- ity, exterior design and accessibility, and surrounding demographics). This information is valuable for both your Equipment Specialist and designer. Enlist an expert design team to maximize practice efficiency, func- tionality, safety and future profitabil- ity. Dental practices can be separated into three zones: public (reception, waiting, patient restroom and con- sult), clinical (treatment, sterilization and lab) and private (staff spaces and mechanicals). An ideal layout refrains from mixing these zones while supporting efficient circulation for patients and staff. Dental offices are centered around infection control and safety through sterilization, disinfectant procedures and PPE. However, air purification is becoming another level of protection to consider. While many offices have purchased either consumer or professional-level local air purifiers, these may not be the best fit for the dental environ- ment. Successful infection control protocols require a layered approach; there’s not one solution for all. The EPA offers the following three-step approach to controlling air pollutants that dentists should consider: • Source control: This is the most effective as it stops pollutants at the source. Minimize aerosol-generating procedures or utilize high-volume evacuation products such as the Iso- lite® for hands-free intraoral suction. • Increase ventilation: Move pol- lutants out of the breathing zone with enhanced HVAC systems. An HVAC technician can help analyze the flow of air from supply to return for effi- For more information To learn more about how Henry Schein Equipment Specialists can help you design your dream practice, visit with Henry Schein Dental at its virtual booth during the Yankee Dental Con- gress virtual meeting. ciency and effectiveness and help maximize filtration and flow within the HVAC system. • Air purification: Use filters and/ or deactivation technologies to cap- ture pollutants or deactivate viruses, bacteria and other particles to disrupt the RNA/DNA (ultraviolet germicidal 5 (Illustrations/Provided by Henry Schein Dental) irradiation), clump particles out of the breathing zone (ionization) or burn particles (photocatalytic oxidation). Henry Schein offers solutions in all these areas and can help choose the right system for your space. Lastly, design a space that leaves an impression. Interior designers select finishes to combat the clinical, sterile feel and create a welcoming environment. They also recommend appropriate finishes that will pro- mote safety and will perform well in the dental environment. A consistent design reinforces branding and creates an optimized experience for patients from entry to treatment.
Yankee Dental Congress — January 28–30, 2021 future events 5 AO 2021 Virtual Meeting to provide one-of-a-kind dynamic experience Registration now open for ‘Game Changers’ By Academy of Osseointegration Staff n The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) is moving its annual meeting forward with a fully virtual and inter- active format. Registration is now open at https:// ao2021.osseo.org for “Game Chang- ers,” taking place March 12 to 14. Highlights of the symposium include: • Blended sessions: Live and on- demand options provide access to all of the academy’s innovative program- ming at your discretion. • Surgical track: “Technology Dis- ruptors” To register Plan to attend this one-of-a-kind meet- ing by registering at https://ao2021. osseo.org. • ‘Knowledge Showcase:’ Leading- edge presentations on artificial intel- ligence, technology, esthetics, compli- cations and risk management. • Live opening and closing sympo- siums: Scientific sessions from the virtual auditorium on “Game Chang- ers and The Future of Implant Prac- tice.” Live Q&A included with these and all plenary sessions. • Keynote speaker: Catherine Mohr, MD, MS, president of the Intui- tive Foundation, innovator of da Vinci surgical robot, presenting “New Fron- tiers in Robotic Surgery.” • Restorative track: “Thinking Out- • Virtual exhibit hall: Live interac- side of the Box” tions and product demonstrations. 5 The Academy of Osseointegration will hold its 36th annual meeting, ‘Game Changers,’ from March 12 to 14, 2021. (Photo/Provided by the Academy of Osseointegration) • Enhanced research presenta- tions: More than 160 abstracts, includ- ing e-posters with video recordings, oral research (scientific and clinical) and clinical innovations. • Corporate forums: Hear about the latest products introduced through- out the week. • More ADA-CERP credit: More than 50 hours of continuing educa- tion. • Can’t attend live? Attendees can view recordings of all the sessions until December 2021. C.E. credit will continue to be available through June 14. AD