Continuing Education

Continuing Education Opportunities

The Massachusetts Dental Society aims to meet the continuing education (CE) needs of all dental professionals by offering a multitude of courses, seminars, and symposia, as well as the annual Yankee Dental Congress.

CE at the MDS

The MDS has designed courses for the entire dental team available all year. Some of the upcoming courses include: 


Yankee Dental Congress

Held annually in January, Yankee Dental  is the fifth-largest dental meeting in the country. Yankee Dental  offers you access to the best clinicians to listen and learn from.



Go to Yankee Dental Congress




Update Your CE Credits Online

Do you want an easy and accurate record keeping service for your CE credits? With MDS, transcripts are just a click away. Use our  registry online service to view your current transcripts 24/7!  


Once you click through a CE Registry link, you will be brought to the new MDS member login screen. Enter your username (which by default is now your ADA#) and your password. If you need to reset your password you can also do that via email on that screen. Once you are logged in you should be at the new CE Registry page where you will need to accept the terms of use.  At the next screen you will see Filter CEUs and My CEUs. Use the button labeled NEW CEU in the lower right corner to enter new CEUs.  


If you entered your CEUS from Yankee Dental Congress using either the Yankee Dental  Mobile App, the CE pavilion at YDC or your credits will be uploaded into your MDS registry record.   Please do not enter them manually as that will create duplicates.


CE Registry

CE at Your Local Level

Each of the 14 district dental societies in Massachusetts offers members CE courses throughout the year. Courses are offered on a variety of topics in full, half, and evening programs. Best of all, these programs are convenient to your home or office.  

District Links

Continuing Education Requirements for Licensure

Dentists, hygienists, and assistants  are required to obtain a certain number of continuing education credits before license renewal. Are you in compliance?

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MDS CE Registry

Event RescheduleUse the MDS Online Registry Service to view your current cycle transcripts 24/7!

   Login to Your Registry

Radiology Transcript Request Form

radiologyCEU Transcript Request and Duplicate Radiology Certificate Request Form

Download the form  

CEU Guidelines

 Know the CE requirements for dentists and hygenists. CareersMake sure you and your staff are fully in compliance. 


Volunteer for Yankee

YDC2015_logo_150_slDiscover the benefit of earning free CEUs by being a Yankee Dental Congress Volunteer.

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