The Importance of Collaboration
The Massachusetts Dental Society is committed to collaborating with other organizations to help improve the overall health of the Commonwealth. A sampling of the MDS's collaboration partners include:
The MDS was invited to testify on May 10, 2013, at the Massachusetts Medical Society's House of Delegates in support of the creating a Special Committee on Oral Health.
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Dr. Michael Wasserman, then-President-elect
Ellen Factor, Director of Dental Practice
On Saturday, May 11, 2013, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) overwhelmingly voted at the MMS House of Delegates in favor of creating a Special Committee on Oral Health. The Special Committee on Oral Health will focus on increasing public awareness of the relationship and importance of good oral health to good physical health; promote prevention and improve oral health literacy to health providers and the public; and recommend ways to improve access to oral health care. The Special Committee on Oral Health will include representation from the Massachusetts Dental Society