About the MDS


The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), a 5,000-member constituent of the American Dental Association, is dedicated to the professional development of its member dentists through initiatives in education, advocacy, and promotion of the highest professional standards, and championing oral health in the Commonwealth.


MDS Vision:
The national flagship Dental Society for service innovation and member value
MDS Mission: To help all members succeed

Governance and Leadership

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Governance and Leadership
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The MDS Board of Trustees is composed of the Officers (President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Speaker of the House, and Immediate Past President) and one Trustee from each of the 14 Massachusetts District Dental Societies. Staff is overseen by the Executive Director.

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MDS Membership

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MDS Membership

Look around your community - 80% of dentists in Massachusetts turn to the Massachusetts Dental Society for guidance, education, and focused advocacy.The MDS provides you with quality continuing education and business services to help you succeed. In addition, membership in the MDS is a three-tiered structure, offering you great benefits and comprehensive representation at the national, state and local levels.

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District Dental Societies

District Dental Societies
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District Dental Societies
District Dental Societies

The MDS is composed of 14 District Dental Societies that cover the geography of the state. Membership is based on practice location. Each District has its own Executive Board and offers continuing education and local social programs to help advance the careers and foster camaraderie of its members.

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Publications

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MDS Publications

The Massachusetts Dental Society produces three highly respected and award-winning publications. The quarterly Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society includes clinical and practice management articles and the bi-monthly MDS Connection, a digital member newsletter, covers licensure, regulatory, and practice management topics, as well as MDS initiatives and updates to help member dentists improve their daily practice and plan their careers. The semi-annual Word of Mouth is a consumer newsletter that aims to educate the dental patient on the importance of oral health with timely articles on dental conditions and oral hygiene that affect their health.

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Advertising

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Advertising

The Massachusetts Dental Society has many opportunities for you to advertise to the more than 4,800 member dentists. We offer classified advertising in both the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society and the MDS Connection, and display advertising in the Journal, as well as other opportunities.

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Careers at the MDS

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Careers

The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) is a professional association dedicated to improving the oral health of the public and the professional development of its membership through initiatives in education, advocacy, and promotion of the highest professional standards. To accomplish these goals, the MDS engages in political advocacy, access to care, various communications—including publications, website, and social networking—and produces an annual dental conference in Boston. The MDS delivers continuing education onsite and throughout the Commonwealth. It also includes a Foundation focused on improving access to care for the underserved in Massachusetts.

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Contact Us

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800.342.8747
Member Assistance Center: press option 5
Fax: 508.480.0002

Yankee Dental Congress Customer Service: 877.515.9071

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