Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Another Great Year for the Yankee Dental Congress

Last week, nearly 28,000 dental professionals attended the 2014 Yankee Dental Congress at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This year’s theme, “It All Starts Here,” stressed the important relationship between oral health and overall health, and several members of the DentaQuest team took part in this exciting event.

Dr. Brian Novy, director of practice improvement at DentaQuest Institute, led sessions on risk assessment surrounding dental caries management and evidence-based dentistry, a topic on which he is regarded as an international thought leader. Dr. Novy presented on his studies on the predictive quality of saliva in relation to microbial growth patterns and dental caries in a session titled “Saliva: A Fabulous Fluid with a Capital H.”

Dori Bingham and Dr. Mark Doherty of DentaQuest Institute’s Safety Net Solutions (SNS) team conducted a presentation on the SNS program which assists safety net dental programs through the practice improvement process. The SNS program collaborates with clinical and administrative staff at safety net dental centers to create and implement strategies to increase access, strengthen financial viability, and improve quality outcomes. 

Tony Edwards of Dr. Bicuspid caught up with Dr. Doherty at the event to further discuss DentaQuest Institute’s SNS program and its history and process; you can read the full article here.

Along with over 450 exhibitors sharing their knowledge on the exhibit hall floor, the Yankee Dental Congress offered many informative sessions and presentations by experts in the field and will undoubtedly result in new relationships and initiatives. We are already excited about next year’s event!

We tweeted throughout the conference, so check out the conversation on twitter using #YDC2014.