Communications and Public Awareness Committee


Meeting Dates and Events

All Communications and Public Awareness Committee meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at MDS headquarters (unless otherwise indicated).

  •  TBA
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Primary Responsibilities 

The Communications and Public Awareness Committee is composed of volunteer dentists whose primary responsibilities are to:

  • Develop communications programs to achieve the goals of the Board of Trustees as forwarded to the committee for implementation.
  • Develop and review communications messages to the public concerning the image of dentistry and the Society.
  • Identify, recommend, plan, and execute public awareness programs of the Society that educate the public on the value of oral health and position the MDS as the ultimate resource for oral health information.
  • Support initiatives and develop strategies that promote the MDS as an advocate on important issues that benefit the members and the public.
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Minutes and Materials

Questions or comments concerning meetings or minutes can be directed to the Chair or MDS staff liaison, Scott Davis.

Meeting minutes are now secure for member-only access. Please click here to login and review directions on opening meeting minutes.

  • October 23, 2014 Minutes
  • April 29, 2014 Minutes
  •  October 17, 2013 Minutes
  • June 26, 2012 Minutes  
  • December 6, 2011 Minutes  
  • June 16, 2011 Minutes
  • March 15, 2011 Minutes 
  • September 28, 2010 Minutes
  • June 29, 2010 Minutes
  • December 15, 2009
  • September 22, 2009 Minutes   
  • June 22, 2009 Minutes   
  • March 16, 2009 Minutes
  • November 18, 2008 Minutes
  • September 23, 2008 Minutes
  • April 7, 2008 Minutes
  • January 7, 2008 Minutes
  • September 24, 2007 Minutes



    Members (July 2015 - June 2016)

    Contact the members below or the MDS Staff Liaison, Scott Davis.


    Kathryn I.Vitiello, DMD
    72 Woburn St
    Medford 02155
    (781) 710-2163




    Badrieh M. Edalatpour, DMD
    370 Main St #201
    Stoneham, MA 02180-3515
    (781) 438-0300

    John W. Barone, DMD
    107 N Washington St
    North Attleboro 02760
    (508) 699-2481

    Kelly M. Bouchard, DMD
    103 Van Deene Ave
    West Springfield 01089
    (413) 733-3019

    John F. Coyne, DMD
    951 N Main St
    Brockton, MA 02301-1552
    (508) 588-0200

    Debbie S. Eisen, DMD
    440 Humphrey St
    Swampscott, MA 01907
    (781) 598-0040



    David Mitchell Singer, DMD
    Boston Endodontics 
    50 Salem St Bldg A 
    Lynnfield 01940 
    (781) 245-8828 

    Anandi Pratap, DMD


     Cristina Kendall


    Trustee Liaison

    Arthur F. Eddy
    22 Great Rd
    Shirley 01464
    (878) 425-9088


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