Access to Care Definition
The MDS Board of Trustees requested that APIRC define "Access to Care" for the Society. The following definition was submitted by APIRC and approved by the Board of Trustees:
The Massachusetts Dental Society believes that every person in our state should have access to dental care. We define this access as the ability to receive high quality oral preventive care, diagnosis and treatment in a timely manner. All forms of care, whether educational, preventive, or treatment, should be provided with the intent of establishing and maintaining a dental home for every patient.