150 Anniversary of the Massachusetts Dental Society

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Celebrating 150 Years

In March 1864, a group of Boston-area dentists met at the Tremont Temple in downtown Boston for the purpose of forming a professional association. One hundred and fifty years later, the Massachusetts Dental Society has become the leader in improving the oral health of the public and advancing the professional development of our more than 4,500 member dentists. The MDS is proud to celebrate this milestone anniversary year by taking a look back at our 150-year history and a look ahead at some activities being planned in 2014. Click here to view historic photos


View our ad in the Boston Business Journal


Anniversary Spot on Channel 7

A new 15-second commercial highlighting the MDS’s 150 years is being broadcast on WHDH-TV. Both the production and airtime for the spot were donated by the station as part of a paid buy from last year. The spot is expected to air for the next several weeks.

View Photos and Presentations from our Anniversary events that took place at Yankee Dental Congress 2014 During January and February
Anniversary Celebration

This free event helped us honor the past and celebrate the future! The event included music, hor d'oeuvres, and a video looking back at our past. Below are some exciting events that took place during the celebration.
View the Historic presentation (pdf) | Listen to the MDS 150th Anniversary Song | View photos from the event


A special thanks to  Bank of America  for helping to support our 150th Anniversary events.


The Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Championship Trophy

 We shared one remarkable year in Red Sox history and 150 years of our own history. 

Attendees at this event had the opportunity to have their picture taken with the World Series Trophy.  View Photos   


Cupcake Break

In honor of the Massachusetts Dental Society turning 150 years old, complimentary cupcakes were handed out on the Show Floor, during the 2014 Yankee Dental Congress.  View Photos 


E-news Trivia Answer...

 This member of the Boston Bruins served as spokesman for the MDS’s mouthguard awareness campaign on NESN in 2011. Who is he?
Answer: Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara

Previous week's trivia question:

 The MDS celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1964 with an event held at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Boston. This hotel has since been renamed. What is it called now?
Answer: The Park Plaza Hotel

 Who was the Governor of Massachusetts when the MDS celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1989?
Michael Dukakis

A current member of the MDS was once a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, who helped lead the team to the American League in 1967. Who was he?

Answer: Jim Lonborg

When the MDS celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1914, this Boston sports team celebrated a championship.  What team was it?

Answer: The Boston Braves  

When the MDS was founded in 1864, who was President of the United States?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln

 Winter 2014 Journal Winter 2014 Journal Cover

To help the Massachusetts Dental Society commemorate our 150th Anniversary, the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society is devoting the Winter 2014 issue to the MDS Sesquicentennial. This special issue, which will be published in January and be on display at Yankee Dental Congress 2014, will include a variety of feature articles and columns all dedicated to the history of the MDS and the evolution of dentistry over the last 150 years. It’s sure to be a collector’s item!


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Journal Celebrates the MDS 150th Anniversary

Winter 2014 Journal Cover

The MDS is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2014, and to help mark this milestone, the Journal has devoted its Winter 2014 issue to the MDS 150th. Learn about the Society's genesis and how it grew into the thriving organization it is today.

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