Membership Committee

Directions to the MDS Headquarters

The MDS is located conveniently off exit 12 of the Mass Pike (I-90).



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Meeting Dates

All Membership Committee meetings will be at MDS headquarters (unless otherwise indicated), please see times below. 

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. via Webex
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. via Webex
  • Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. via Webex
Go to MDS Calendar


Primary Responsibilities

The Membership Committee is composed of volunteer dentists whose responsibility is to:

  • Monitor membership trends, particularly among under-represented segments;
  • Encourage membership involvement throughout organized dentistry;
  • Support membership activities of component dental societies;
  • Encourage the development and promotion of member benefits in order to maintain high levels of membership; and,
  • Support recruitment and membership activities for dental students
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Council Minutes, Materials, and Resources

Questions or comments concerning meetings or minutes can be directed to Dr. Justine Kelley, chair, or the MDS staff liaison Marc Kaplan, CAE. Some materials are secure for member-only access. Please click here to log in and review directions to open secure documents.



Members (June 2014 - June 2015)

Contact the members below or the MDS staff liaison Marc Kaplan, CAE.


Justine Kelley, DMD
(617) 684-5522

Joseph B. Flaherty, III, DMD
47 East Grove St #201
Middleboro, MA 02346

 Pooja Gupta, DDS  

Neda Hovaizi, DDS
495 Sea St
Quincy, MA 02169
(617) 847-1400

Roland G. Nentwich, DDS
506 Main St
Shrewsbury, MA 01545-2253
(508) 845-6711

Kerrie Alana O'Brien, DMD
192 West St
Milford, MA 01757
(508) 478-3800

Josephine Pandolfo, DMD
355 Lowell St #B 
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 532-3316

James M. Phelan, DMD
3 Howarth Ave
South Attleboro, MA 02703
(508) 761-5320
 Thomas W. Sterio, DMD, MS
90 Humphrey St
Swampscott, MA 01907
(781) 596-2220

Daniel C. Varallo, DMD
800 Massachusetts Ave #1
Arlington, MA 02476
(781) 648-9200

ASDA Representatives

Boston University
Jessica E. Metcalfe
100 E Newton St
Boston, MA 02118

Michael Mayr
100 E. Newton St
Boston, MA 02118

 Yasmin Chebbi
188 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Lauren Nga-Ling Hum
188 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115  


Tufts University
Neil Patel
1 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111

Mandeep Alamwala
1 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111

Board Liaison

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