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

The Boston District Dental Society has the following meetings and events scheduled. For more information or to register, please click the event below or contact staff liaison Chelsea Fitzgerald at (800) 342-8747, ext 207.




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.



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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