Membership Benefits - Details


Learn More About the Benefits of Membership

Take a few moments to review some of the benefits of membership below.  You can also learn about the different categories of membership.

If you have any questions or need assistance with an application, please email the Membership Department or call (800) 342-8747. 




Liability, Health, and Personal Insurance

As a member, you have access to low-cost, high-quality insurance offerings for your professional and personal needs. Some of the important coverages available for members include professional liability (malpractice), health, disability, auto, workers' compensation, business overhead, and EPLI. Click the links below for more information.



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Legislative Representation

Today, political clout is often found in numbers. That is why more than 80 percent of all dentists in Massachusetts belong to the MDS.  The MDS is the largest and most-respected dental association in the state, and membership affords you a voice on important issues affecting dentistry. Nationally, the ADA monitors federal legislation and represents your views to lawmakers and federal regulators.



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Financial Services

In today's market, special discounts are reserved for large groups, with individuals generally paying more for the same service. The MDS has combined the buying power of dentists and allied dental health professionals to access discounts on financial, office, and personal products and services. Review some of the benefits below:


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Networking Events and Employment Opportunities

Networking with your colleagues is the best way to stay up-to-date on techniques, products, and management issues. The MDS, ADA, and your local district provide opportunities for you to meet colleagues, discuss issues of concern, and develop a network of referrals and friendships.

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Continuing Education and Yankee Dental Congress

Members and their staff receive a discounted registration rate to the country’s fifth-largest dental convention, the Yankee Dental Congress (Yankee). Members also receive access and reduced rates to MDS courses throughout the year.

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As a member, you receive MDS publications to keep up-to-date with the latest scientific advancements, clinical procedures, and methodologies, and news of regulatory and legislative updates concerning the dental community. Members receive the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society and MDS Connection at no charge. Members also receive complimentary copies of Word of Mouth, a unique patient-oriented magazine produced by the MDS.


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Regulatory Support and Practice Services

MDS and ADA staff members are available by phone or email to answer your questions on government regulations, infection control, managed care, and practice management issues. The MDS and the ADA are your extended staff that you can rely on for assistance.


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Looking for a Meeting?

Check the MDS Calendar for council, committee, CE, and district meetings.

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The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) provides you with business services, quality continuing education, and practical support from staff members that help you succeed.  Joining your professional association is easy, and it’s an investment in your career!

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