Boston District Dental Society

Introducing the Boston District Dental Society

Boston District Dental Society Becomes 14th Component of the Massachusetts Dental Society

On June 12, 2015, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) House of Delegates unanimously voted to create a 14th component: The Boston District Dental Society (BDDS). Members of this local District have a primary address in the city of Boston, including the neighborhoods of Allston, Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Dorchester, Downtown, Fenway, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Kenmore, Mattapan, Mission Hill, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West End, and West Roxbury. 

The BDDS began as the Greater Boston Pilot Group Special Committee at the 2010 MDS House of Delegates meeting. It was a collaborative effort of the American Dental Association (ADA), the MDS, and the Metropolitan District Dental Society (MDDS) to engage existing members and increase membership among dentists who work and/or live in Boston, and to investigate a viable structure for a future Boston District. The Special Committee was continued in 2011, and it evolved into the Boston Collaborative Group (BCG) in 2012. Since then, the BCG led 17 events attracting 745 attendees—including continuing education programs, community service events, and networking opportunities.

The BDDS will be chaired by Dr. Joseph Guarino. Dr. Mina Paul will serve as MDS District Trustee. The District leadership looks forward to kicking off its inaugural year with excellent programs and events for Boston members.


Read about the BDDS in the ADA News. BDDS Executive Committee

View photos from the District Launch Celebration on September 17, 2015.


Follow the BDDS on Twitter @Boston_DDS and on Facebook.





Meetings and Events

Fenway Fall Lecture Series

All courses will be hosted at the Fenway Community Health Center, 1340 Boylston Street Boston. Refreshments will be served from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. on the 9th floor and the lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the 10th floor auditorium. Each lecture is worth 1 CEU. 

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Members $35 per lecture, Non-Member $55 per lecture.


Dr. Jeff Li, DMD, MS  October 6, 2016
Dr. Li is from Toronto, Ontario and graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree. He then received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine with Clinical Honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2012. Dr. Li went on to earn his Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Michigan in 2015, and completed a Master's Degree for his work on the effects of a locally-delivered antibiotic on mild peri-implant inflammation. Throughout his post-graduate training, Dr. Li was awarded the School of Dentistry Distinguished Periodontics Graduate Student Fellowship, the Ben Duff Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Periodontics, and the Sigurd P. Ramford Award for Excellence. Dr. Li is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology (AAP), and recently was awarded their Annual Meeting Scholarship. He currently maintains active membership in the AAP, the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS). His practice is focused on Esthetic Periodontal Surgery, Implantology and Advanced Regeneration. He is also a lecturer at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Robert Faiella, DMD, MMSc November 3, 2016
Dr. Faiella is a past-president of the American Dental Association. Dr. Faiella received his pre-doctoral education from Villanova University, earning two Bachelor of Science degrees, and his D.M.D. degree from Fairleigh Dickenson University School of Dental Medicine. He received his graduate training in Periodontology as an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, as well as a Masters of Medical Science degree from Harvard Medical School. During this time, he served five years as a Research Fellow with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently a candidate for Masters in Business Administration at the MIT Sloan School of Management, EMBA Class of 2017.

Dr.Faiella is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American Academy of Dental Science, and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).Dr. Faiella has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and has been invited to deliver the Commencement Address to seven Schools of Dental Medicine over the past eight years. He has served on numerous councils and committees on the national, constituent, and component levels. He is also a Past-President of the Massachusetts Dental Society, and former ADA First District Trustee. 

Dr. Faiella has also served as the Chairman and President of ADA Business Enterprises, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the American Dental Association.  


 For more information, you may contact Dr. Meredith Bailey or MDS staff liaison Chelsea Fitzgerald at 800.342.8747, ext. 207. 


Friday, October 14th from 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Harpoon Brewery and Beer Hall, 306 Northern Ave. Boston, MA

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Join colleagues of the Boston & Metropolitan Districts at Harpoon! The Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall, located in Boston's Seaport District, offers a full selection of Harpoon beers straight from the source along with delicious pretzels to pair with your pint. There will also be a guided tour of the brewery!




Vision and Mission of the BDDS

Vision Statement: To increase representation of the diverse local community of dental professionals in Boston.

Mission Statement: To encourage and expand involvement and increase representation in organized dentistry through a committed engagement to relevant educational programs, community service events, and collegial networking.




Noteworthy News in Boston

Over the years, Boston dentists have made a positive impact in their community! 

  • Each holiday season, Boston Collaborative Group members volunteer in the dining room cooking, serving, and cleaning up meals for the guests at Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women located in Boston's South End neighborhood.
 Rosie's Place 2015
  • For the past two years, the Boston Collaborative Group has hosted an annual jazz social event for dentists who work and/or live in Boston to network and relax after work.
  • In June 2013, member dentists from Boston volunteered their time to provide oral health and cancer screenings for children and adults at the 7NBC/CW56/Boston Medical Center Health and Fitness Expo at the Hynes Convention Center, an event that attracted more than 10,000 members of the public.
  • Boston members helped build homes for deserving families in Boston with Habitat for Humanity in Spring 2012. Articles about this event were published in the Fenway Health newsletter and on Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine's website.
  • Since 2012, the Boston Collaborative Group has participated in the Back to School Jams in Jamaica Plain, Brookline, and Mission Hill each summer. Dentists and students from Boston screen children for dental disease and promote oral health by distributing toothbrushes and floss. The Jams are sponsored by Representative Jeffrey Sanchez's office.


Back to School Jams 2013

Dr. Frank Schiano (far right) with Representative Jeffrey Sanchez and student volunteers
from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at the Back to School Jams in 2013.

Executive Committee Members

Contact the members below or the MDS staff liaison Chelsea Fitzgerald.

Paul_Mina  Zachary Peacock  


Mina Paul, DMD
(617) 323-4440


Zachary Peacock, DMD, MD
(617) 726-2740



Suneel Kandru, DDS
(617) 989-3240

Vice Chair

Meredith Bailey, DMD
(617) 927-6127


Sheede Ciccarese, DMD
(617) 323-4440



Rita Han, DDS

Assistant Secretary

Rushil Dang, DMD

Assistant Treasurer

Jan Rozen, DDS


 Core Volunteers


Membership Committee Chair

Hubert Park, DMD

Program Committee Chair

Suneel Kandru, DDS


Peer Review 

Nicholas Dello Russo, DMD

Gustavo Perdomo, DMD

Women in Dentistry Committee Representative
Kady Rawal, DMD

New Dentist Committee Representative
Jay Theva, DMD

Council on Dental Care and Benefits Programs Representatives
Matthew Horan, DMD
Margaret Errante, DMD


BDDS Cities and Towns

Back Bay
Bay Village
Beacon Hill
Forest Hills
Hyde Park
Jamaica Plain
Mission Hill
North End
South Boston
West End
West Roxbury

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