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TeamSmile at Yankee Dental Congress 2016 


TeamSmile and the MDS Foundation teamed up at Yankee Dental Congress 2016 to provide more than $82,000 of dental care to 163 Boston children. Elementary students from Dorchester and Roxbury schools and after-school programs received comprehensive oral health education, exams, X-rays, sealants, and fillings over the two-day program. Care was provided by nearly 400 clinical volunteers, including dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. A team of non-clinical staff kept the program areas flowing efficiently and entertained the children between treatments and exams. 

The bustling clinic was staged on the Yankee Exhibit Hall floor and featured a triage area, oral health education space, 12 chairs, a sterilization area, four X-ray machines, 10 prophy stations, and four sealant stations. Participating volunteers came from all across the state from private practices, dental schools, and community health centers. 

"We had an overwhelming interest in this program," said Dr. Jolanta Macdonald, TeamSmile clinic director. "At first, we weren't sure if recruiting hundreds of volunteers would be possible in the time we had to do it, but we found that people were excited to enrich their Yankee experience by helping kids."   

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MDS Foundation Past Events


Leadership Institute Wine Tasting & Food Pairing to Raise Awareness of the MDS Ambassador Program.
Proceeds Supported the MDS Foundation

On Friday November 13, 2015, the MDS Leadership Institute spearheaded a fundraiser to support the MDS Foundation at Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquor's Culinary Center in Waltham, with $1,200 being raised from 24 attendees. Attendees sampled gourmet food and wine pairings, and learned about the Foundation's initiatives and the new Ambassador Grant Program, which is designed to help MDS members give back to the community.
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An Evening of Celebration to Raise Awareness of the MDS Foundation

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Thank you to all who joined us at our Howl at the Moon on March 13. Approximately 150 individuals attended the event to show their support to the MDS Foundation. Please take a moment to view the photos from the event and share them with your friends and colleagues.

Clarke's Kitchen Design Showcase Sunday, May 6, 2012

Clarke's Culinary Sensation Event


  More than 150 guests attended the special evening, which benefited the MDS Foundation.

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The MDS Foundation is committed to improving access to oral health care for low-income individuals and families in Massachusetts. It is with support of the players, sponsors, and donations for this event that the Foundation is able to fulfill its mission. Thank you for your continued and generous support.   




Ambassador Program
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The MDS Foundation has launched a new grant program designed to help our members develop and coordinate oral community outreach programs benefiting populations in need.

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Help those in need with your dental skills Take a look at available dental-related volunteer opportunities with local organizations.

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