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  • Yankee Study Club

    Connecting you to improved clinical practice and life-long learning.


    Join us live online for each session OR you can take them on-demand. Attendees will earn 2 CE per session.

    Registration for Yankee Dental Congress 2023 and the In-Person Yankee Study Club course at Yankee are included in the Option 1 Pricing (all sessions, up to $254 Value!)

    Attend live in-person course at Yankee 2023 and you will receive an additional 3 CE credits. (This course will not be available on-demand). If you cannot attend Yankee 2023, you are still encouraged to take part in the Yankee Study Club!

    See pricing details at bottom of this page.

    Please Note: Sessions 1-4 will be available on-demand until March 10th, 2023.

  • Session 1

    Want Versus Need: How to Communicate the Best Treatment Options for Patients 

    Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speakers: Ancy Verdier, DMD and Gregory Wu, DMD

    Moderator: James Lee, DMD

    • - Maximize connection through patient experience and technology 
    • - Understand and utilize co-diagnosis to increase patient case acceptance 
    • - Learn about patients' decision-making process 

    Session 2

    Saving the Tooth May Be the Clear Choice

    Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speaker: Timothy Hempton, DDS

    Moderator: Ancy Verdier, DMD

    • - Explore clinical and radiographic findings for predictable regenerative outcomes
    • - Review periodontal regenerative techniques
    • - Learn effective methods for root debridement during a regenerative procedure
    • - Compare regenerative materials i.e. bone grafts, barrier membranes and growth factors 
    • - Examine indications/ contraindications crown lengthening 
    • - Review soft tissue and osseous management for crown lengthening
    • - Discuss techniques for exposure of ectopic canines with orthodontic extrusion

    Session 3

    Endodontics: What’s Possible, What’s New, What Endodontists Can Do for You

    Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speaker: Mario Abdennour, DMD

    Moderator: Gerard Kugel, DMD;PhD

    • - Determine and explore what endodontists can do for your patient
    • - Review the full scope of the endodontic referral for your patient before considering extractions and implants
    • - Recognize how and when to preserve teeth when treating radicular fractures
    • - List canal disinfecting procedures using ultrasonic, multisonic, and microfluidic laser technology
    • - Understand how endodontics can overcome and resolve common procedural complications on severely compromised teeth
    • - Discuss methods for immediate obturation of large canals and immature open apices
    • - Identify effective repair procedures on new and existing perforations

    Session 4

    Modifying Clear Aligner Protocol for Pre-prosthetic Success

    Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 6:30 - 8:30 pm EST

    Speaker: Todd Rowe, DMD

    Moderator: Robert Cauley, Jr., DMD

    • - Review an Invisalign case to determine the programmed tooth movement
    • - Compare traditional and optimized attachments needed to support movements
    • - Discover how to better understand movement sequencing and staging
    • - Assess treatment progress to know when a treatment revision is advisable
    • - Evaluate clinical protocols for bite opening, bite deepening, space opening and space reduction/closure

    The final session will be held in-person at during Yankee Dental Congress 2023.

    Session 5

    Yankee Study Club Presents: Real-World Dentistry: A Day in the Life

    Friday, January 27th, 2023 1:30 - 4:30 pm EST

    Speakers: Mario E. Abdennour, DMD, Robert K. Cauley, Jr DMD, Timothy J. Hempton, DDS, Connie Kugel, RDH, Gerard Kugel, DMD;PhD, Maritza Morell, DMD, and Ancy Verdier, DMD

    Moderator: Carl McManama, DDS

    • - Accurately diagnose a variety of clinical conditions 
    • - Understand the etiology, the point in time, and the significance of the diagnosis
    • - Determine the best way to manage common dental problems
    • - Appreciate the different viewpoints and perspectives from experienced clinicians

    Reception to follow- 4:30 - 5:30 pm: Stay to enjoy a drink, grab a bite to eat, and meet your fellow Yankee Study Club members and Founders!

  • Speaker Bios

    Mario Abdennour, DMD: has held a faculty appointment as clinical instructor and lecturer at the Advanced Graduate Endodontic Program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 2000. He was the recipient of the part-time faculty award at Harvard where he teaches micro-surgical and non-surgical endodontics. Dr. Abdennour practices in the greater Boston area and lectures nationally and internationally in English, French and Spanish on precision-based endodontics.

    Timothy Hempton, DDS: is an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at Tufts University, a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and the recipient of the 2011 Yankee Dental Congress Clinician of the Year award. He maintains a private practice Limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants in Dedham, MA

    Todd Rowe, DMD: completed dental school at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Orthodontics at the University of Michigan. He has been in clinical practice since 1989 in Leominster, MA. He is a clinical instructor at Harvard where he teaches self-ligated bracket systems and Invisalign to the graduate students. Between 30-40% of Dr. Rowes practice focuses on treating adults, often with significant pre-prosthetic tooth and bite alignment needs.

    Ancy Verdier, DMD:  is the founder of Worcester Periodontics, a periodontal dental practice located in Worcester , MA where he practices periodontology and implant dentistry. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, DMD and Periodontal residency at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Verdier is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and American College of Dentists. He is also a regular contributor to Tufts Practice Based Research Network.

    Gregory Wu, DMD: received his DMD from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and further continued in Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at UCLA. He is also the Clinical Director of Clinical Operations for Onsite Dental Care of New England, a mobile dental company providing dental care to the elderly at assisted living communities. Dr. Wu currently owns Emerson Dental, a Multi-Specialty practice in Westford, MA and Bedford, MA.

  • Pricing for Fall 2022

    Option 1: (All 4 Sessions + Yankee Registration and In-Person Yankee Course)

    ADA MEMBER$299


    NON-ADA MEMBER: $399



    • (Students MUST register using your Student Email Address)

    Option 2: A La Carte Pricing (Individual Sessions)

    (You can select more than 1 session in same transaction.)

    ADA MEMBER$75/session


    NON-ADA MEMBER: $99/session

    AUXILIARY STAFF: $45/session


    • (Students MUST register using your Student Email Address)


    Attendees will earn 2 CE per session.

Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Dental Student; Dentist; Hygienist; Office Staff
  • 8.0
  • Links for each session will be sent out the Monday (2 days) before the webinar. Attendees will earn 1 CE Credit for 50-minutes of participation. For questions please contact: yankeestudyclub@massdental.org
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the first class. You will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancellations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is cancelled. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.