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Primary Responsibilities

The MDS-PAC/MDS-People's Committee Board of Directors is composed of volunteer dentists whose responsibility is to:

1. Promote the improvement of the public health and government by encouraging and stimulating dentists and others to take a more active part in governmental affairs.

2. Encourage dentists and others to become aware of government, the important political issues, and the records of office holders and candidates.

3. Assist dentists and others in organizing themselves for more effective political action.

4. Encourage the coordination of efforts on behalf of oral health with the Governmental Affairs Council of the Massachusetts Dental Society.

5. Raise funds for the aforementioned purposes, and from such funds to make contributions to assist persons in political activities without regard to party affiliation, who by their acts have demonstrated their interest in the public health of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the nation.

6. Take any action necessary or desirable for attainment of the purposes stated above.

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For MDS-PAC/MDS People's Committee Board of Directors meeting minutes, contact Kevin Monteiro.


Contact the members below or MDS staff liaison Kevin Monteiro.

MDS-PAC/MDS-People's Committee Board of Directors


Pat Machalinski, DMD

1188 Mass. Ave.

Arlington, MA 02476

(781) 641-3661


Vice Chair

Abdul Abdulwaheed, DMD

505 Washington Street

Quincy, MA 02169

(617) 639-5942



Alfred Bongiorno, DMD

511 West Grove Street

Middleborough, MA 02346

(508) 947-8209


District Representatives



2 Willow Street, Suite 200

Southborough, MA 01234

(508) 449-6053


Cape Cod

Seth D. Latimer, DDS, MS

414 South Street

Hyannis, MA 02601

(508) 775-5518


East Middlesex

Ryan M. Clancy, DMD, FAGD

80 High Street

Medford, MA 02155

(781) 396-8558


Merrimack Valley

Howard M. Zolot, DMD

114 Executive Park

North Andover, MA 01845

(978) 687-7788



Michael A. Putt, DMD

131 Main Street

Wayland, MA 01778

(508) 651-0500



John C. Owen, DDS

111 Lincoln Street

Needham, MA 02492

(617) 232-6188



Edward M. Salamoff, DMD

8 Riverbend Drive

Natick, MA 01760

(508) 655-1978



Janiene Gresla, DDS

218 Samoset Road

Winchester, MA 01890

(781) 369-1262


North Metropolitan

Charles L. Silvius, DDS

34 Shirley Avenue

Revere, MA 02151

(781) 286-3700


North Shore

Rocco A. Iocco, DMD

40 Salem Street, Bldg. 1

Lynnfield, MA 01940

(781) 245-6901




2 Willow Street, Suite 200

Southborough, MA 01234

(508) 449-6053


South Shore

Robert S. Leland, DMD

51 Mill Street, #10

Hanover, MA 02233

(781) 826-8395


South Shore

Karl-Martin Wiklund, DMD

32 Resnik Road

Plymouth, MA 02360

(508) 746-8400



James G. Hunt, DDS

148 Amity Street

Amherst, MA 01002

(413) 549-8100



Brian C. McDowell, DDS

558 Electric Avenue

Fitchburg, MA 01420

(978) 343-4031



Akram E. Rafla, DMD

255 Park Avenue, #701

Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 363-4400


Guest Board Member

Mario E. Abdennour, DMD

505 Washington Street

Quincy, MA 02169

(617) 639-5942