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Boston District Dental Society Becomes Fourteenth Component of the Massachusetts Dental Society

On June 12, 2015, the Massachusetts Dental Society House of Delegates unanimously voted to create a 14th component society: 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 between the American Dental Association (ADA), the MDS, and the Metropolitan District Dental Society (MDDS) to engage existing members and increase membership among dentists who worked and/or lived 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.

 BDDS Executive Board Members at HOD
BDDS Executive Board members Drs. Jan Rozen, Meredith Bailey, Mina Paul, and Frank Schiano at the 2015 HOD meeting


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 Lisa Davis at (800) 342-8747, ext 207.

Executive Core Meetings: All Executive Core meetings will be held at One Charles St., Boston and will start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015
  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
  • Thursday, March 17, 2016

Executive Board Meetings: All Executive Board meetings will be held at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and will start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Thursday, March 24, 2016

District Events
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015 - District Launch Event, location TBD
  • Friday, November 20, 2015 - Implant seminar, Newton Marriott Hotel
  • Thursday, January 4, 2015 - Networking event, location TBD
  • Friday, March 4, 2016 - Practice management seminar with Dr. Roger Levin, location TBD



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 Lisa Davis.


Joseph Guarino
Joseph Guarino, DMD
3 Richwood St
West Roxbury, MA 02132-2521
(617) 327-4444



Mina Paul

Mina Paul, DMD
Greater Roslindale Medical & Dental Center
4199 Washington St
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 323-4440


Zachary Peacock, DMD, MD
55 Fruit St, Warren 1201
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-2740

 Vice Chair

Suneel Kandru, DDS
1353 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122


Thomas Hawley, DMD
66 Winter St
Norwood, MA 02062-3333
(781) 769-4473 


Meredith Bailey, DMD

Assistant Secretary


Immediate Past-Chair

Frank Schiano, DMD


Core Volunteers


 Rushil Dang, DMD


Omar L. Ghoneim, DDS

 Matthew Horan, DMD

Aidee Herman, DMD
128 A Tremont St Flr 2
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 423-0505

Justine Kelley, DMD


Zuzana Mendez, DMD
636 Columbia Rd
Dorchester, MA 02125
(617) 825-9839


Philip Millstein, DMD

 Andrea Richman, DMD
18 Westford Rd
PO Box 576
Carlisle, MA 01741
(978) 369-7967


Jan Rozen, DDS