Standing Committee on Affinity Programs


Meeting Dates and Events

Meetings for the Standing Committee on Affinity Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. online at (unless otherwise indicated). The following meetings are scheduled for the committee.

  • Thursday, December 4, 2014, via Webex
Go to MDS Calendar



Primary Responsibilities 

The Standing Committee on Affinity Programs is a standing committee of the Board of Trustees composed of up to five volunteer dentists, with the MDS Assistant Secretary serving as chair. The primary responsibilities of the committee are to:

  • Monitor and investigate possible new affinity programs in accordance with the Board's policy for granting affinity programs.
  • Conduct a review of all affinity programs at least once every two years to ensure quality and monitor usage.
  • Periodically review the Board policy regarding granting affinity program agreements.
Review MDS Affinity Program Policy



Minutes and Materials

Meeting minutes are now secure for member-only access. Please click here to login and review directions on opening meeting minutes. Questions or comments concerning meetings or minutes can be directed to the chair or MDS staff liaison Marc Kaplan, CAE.





Members (June 2014 - June 2015)

Contact the members below or the MDS Staff Liaison, Marc Kaplan, CAE.


Edward J. Welch, DDS 



Abdullaibrahim Abdulwaheed, DMD
505 Washington St
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 639-5942

Michael P. Arrigo, DMD
7 Foster St
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 284-8800


John Boss, DMD
1 River Pl
Lowell, MA 01852-1035
(978) 458-1114

Mark J. Doherty, DMD