Standing Committee on Affinity Programs

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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.

  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. via Webex.
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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 2013 - June 2014)

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


Janis C. Moriarty, DMD

607 Main St
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 729-7767 ext. 19

Janis Moriarty



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

Harish Gulati, DDS
1 Kneeland St, 8th flr
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-0409


Thomas A. Trowbridge, DDS, MD
Lowell Oral Surgery Associates
33 Bartlett St #405
Lowell 01852-1318
(978) 458-1264 

Edward J. Welch, DDS
264 Elm St #11
Northampton 01060-2857
(413) 584-1301