Waiver Review Committee


Meeting Dates and Events

All Waiver Review Committee meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. by Webex (unless otherwise indicated). 

  • Meeting TBD
Go to MDS Calendar


Primary Responsibilities 

The Waiver Review Committee is composed of the Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, two trustees (on a two-year term) appointed by the President, and one representative from the Council on Membership. The Assistant Secretary shall serve as the chair. The primary responsibilities of the committee are to:

  • Provide a neutral environment for considering membership dues waiver requests and offer statewide consistency in approving or denying requests.
  • Recommend actions to the Board for dues waiver requests.
  • Review and approve MDS Relief Fund grants.
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Minutes and Materials

Meeting minutes are now secure for member-only access. Please click here to login and review directions on opening meeting minutes. Questions or comments concerning meetings or minutes can be directed to the chair or MDS staff liaison Marc Kaplan, CAE.



Members (June 2014 - June 2015)

Contact the members below or the MDS Staff Liasion, Marc Kaplan, CAE.


Philip B. Howells, DDS
One East Main St
Northborough, MA 01532
(508) 393-6160



Michael P. Arrigo, DMD
7 Foster St
Revere, MA 02151-3419
(781) 284-8800

Richard D. Marchand, DMD
477 Main St Rte 6A
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675-1900
(508) 362-4361


Thomas A. Trowbridge, DDS, MD
33 Bartlett St #405
Lowell, MA 01852-1318
(978) 458-1264

Daniel C. Varallo, DMD
800 Massachusetts Ave #1
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 648-9200


Directions to the MDS Headquarters

The MDS is located conveniently off exit 12 of the Mass Pike (I-90).



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