Council on Dental Care and Benefits Programs


Scheduled Meetings and Events

All Dental Care and Benefits Committee meetings are from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at MDS headquarters (unless otherwise indicated). Please email Ellen Factor to indicate whether or not you will be attending the meetings. 

  • Thursday, September 22, 2016
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
  • Friday, January 27, 2017 (Yankee Luncheon)
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Go to MDS Calendar

Primary Responsibilities

The Dental Care and Benefits Council is composed of volunteer dentists whose primary responsibilities are to:

  • To formulate and recommend policies relating to the planning, administration, and financing of dental benefit programs.
  • To study, evaluate, and disseminate information on the planning, administration, and financing of dental benefit programs and provide such assistance to component district societies when indicated.
  • To provide assistance, guidance, and support to component societies in the development and management of professional or peer review systems.
  • To encourage the inclusion of dental benefit in health benefit plans and to promote dental benefit plans in accordance with Society policies.
  • To conduct activities, and formulate and recommend policies concerning the assessment and improvement of the quality of dental care relating to dental benefit plans.


Review Bylaws

Minutes and Materials

Meeting materials are mailed to Council members approximately one week prior to scheduled meetings. Questions or comments concerning meetings or minutes can be directed to the Chair or the MDS staff liaison Ellen Factor, director dental practice. 

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



Contact the members below or MDS Staff Liasion Ellen Factor.


 Dr. Matthew Horan





Dr. Edwin J. Helitzer
Dr. Philip M. Robitaille
Dr. Margaret Errante
South Shore 
Dr. Eric Weinstock
Cape Cod
Dr. Linda M. Fortenberry
Dr. Thomas Manning 
East Middlesex
Dr. James Lee
Dr. Mario G. Aboujaoude
Merrimack Valley 

Dr. Norman F. Rogers  

Dr. Theano G. Eliopoulos    
Dr. Charles A. Greffrath  
Dr. Anaandi Pratap   
Trustee Liaison
Dr. Richard D. Marchand
Dr. Alexander Athanasiou
Dr. Di Liu
Dr. Kathleen Keating
North Metropolitan 
Dr. Barry T. Cohen   
Student Representatives  
North Shore
Dr. Yuri Shamritsky   




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