New Dentist Committee

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Meeting Dates and Events

New Dentist Committee meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. at MDS headquarters (unless otherwise indicated).

  •  Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - Committee meeting
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2016 - WebEx meeting
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - WebEx meeting
  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - WebEx meeting
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Primary Responsibilities 

The New Dentist Committee is composed of volunteer dentists whose primary responsibilities are to:

  • Assist the Membership Committee in the design and implementation of recruitment and retention programs aimed specifically at new dentists.
  • Study, identify, and disseminate information regarding the unique needs and concerns of new dentists.
  • Interact with local, regional, and national committees and commissions having similar interests.
  • Foster leadership opportunities for new dentists within the organization.
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Minutes and Materials

Questions or comments concerning meetings or minutes can be directed to the chair or MDS staff liaison Lisa Davis.

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

  •  Check back for meeting minutes for the 2015/2016 year.




Contact the members below or the MDS staff liaison Lisa Davis.


Michael A. Cooper, DMD
(508) 234-6363

Michael Cooper, DMD   



Prerna Aggarwal, DMD
(413) 445-6680

Jeffrey Bellanti, DMD
(617) 332-1234

Catherine DeSimini, DMD
(508) 695-2064

John J. Gentile, DMD
(617) 990-6943 

Sathish Gobichettypalayam, DDS
(617) 432-1443

Marielle Johnson, DMD
(781) 643-0010

Cassandra Jones, DMD
(413) 528-5565

Benjamin Roth, DMD
(978) 345-6911

Jauna Souza, DMD
(508) 990-1499

Erich C. Schmidt, DMD
(413) 445-4592

Ana C. Serrenho

ASDA Representatives

Boston University 

Vishal Gohel

Garrett Wingrove



Adam Patenaude

Tufts University

Mandy Alamwala


Immediate Past Chair

Andrea Fallon, DMD
(413) 786-0085