The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) is dedicated to the continuing improvement of the oral health of the general public. The members of the MDS are committed to providing the highest-quality, compassionate oral health care that is accessible to all, and to educate the public regarding the value of oral health as it relates to total well-being.
CAPIR Program at Boston Children's Museum
As part of Dental Health Month, the MDS Committee on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations (CAPIR) will be at the Boston Children’s Museum on the Friday of February vacation week (February 21) teaching children how to care for their teeth through proper tooth brushing and flossing to keep cavities away, as well as other helpful oral health tips. CAPIR will also educate parents on the importance of age-one dental visits and regular dental check-ups to keep their child's (and their own!) teeth healthy. There will also be a special guest appearance by the Tooth Fairy.
Members are encouraged to bring your children and stop by the exhibit on the 2nd floor of the Boston Children's Museum at 308 Congress Street in Boston.
Access to Care
Low-income families and individuals face many barriers to accessing dental care. As a result, the MDS advocates for those in need by developing innovative programs for underprivileged children, while also making known other reduced-cost dental programs throughout the state.
Oral Health Topics
The key to good oral health is education. From learning about children's oral health to keeping up with the latest procedures, the MDS believes it's important for you to be informed about various oral health topics.
Go to the Oral Health Topics page
Oral Health Brochures for MDS Member Dentists / Oral Health Brochures for the Public
Review the Society's Publication "Oral Health is Overall Health"
Careers in Dentistry
Dentistry is a great profession, offering everyone a career with flexibility, good earning potential, and a chance to make a difference in people's lives. Some of the career paths in dentistry include Dentists, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistants and Laboratory Technicians.
Learn more about Careers in Dentistry