Yankee Dental Congress 2020 will meet from January 30 to February 1, 2020, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Presented by the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), the show will host more than 26,000 dental health professionals, more than 300 continuing education courses, and more than 400 exhibitors, according to the MDS. This year’s theme will be “Advancing the Vision.”
This year’s educational highlights will include the Sixth Annual Interprofessional Symposium. Interprofessionalism: Concept, Education, Practice will examine how to work more effectively with other providers to benefit patient health and wellness by practicing in a way that blurs the line between medicine and dentistry. A panel will examine how to advance practice models that blend oral and systemic health and how improved oral health may improve systemic health and reduce the cost of healthcare.
Also, education pavilions located on the exhibit hall floor will feature courses offered at no charge to attendees. The Pediatric Pavilion will offer courses on a diverse range of pediatric topics, while the Product Spotlight Lounge will help attendees make highly educated purchases with one-hour product spotlight sessions, the MDS says.
With the passage of the ADA policy statement on the role of dentists in treating sleep-related breathing disorders, it is now recommended that all dentists screen their patients for sleep disorders. The Dental Sleep Apnea Team will offer a series of courses on how to screen patients and launch a dental sleep medicine practice.
The MDS also will launch its first MDS Clinician Corner on Thursday, January 30, where five MDS member dentists will offer one-hour continuing education courses focusing on a variety of topics addressing clinical dentistry and practice management.
Yankee Expert Insights, meanwhile, will offer one-hour small and informal group discussions on topics including hygiene, orofacial pain, and buying or starting a practice. And, the New Dentist Itinerary will feature courses for dentists who have graduated from dental school within the past 10 years to help them learn from experienced practitioners and network with their peers.
For more information, visit yankeedental.com or call (877) 515-9071.