Nominations Committee

MDS Board and Staff

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Officers, Trustees, and Staff of the Massachusetts Dental Society.

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Meeting Dates and Events

There are no Nominations Committee meetings scheduled at this time. Members interested in running for an MDS Officer position should contact Senior Director of Executive Office Operations Lois Holt for more information

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Duties of the Nominations Committee

  1. To solicit, contact, and encourage prospective candidates to serve.
  2. To invite candidates to apply whose experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the Bylaws for that position and who can obtain support from their District for the position sought. 
  3. To interview candidates for current and future vacancies.
  4. To submit a report of one or more nominees, for each Officer position to be filled at the Annual Session of the House of Delegates, to the Speaker of the House at least one month prior to such Annual Session.




Questions or comments concerning committee business can be directed to the Speaker or MDS staff liaison Lois Holt.





Contact the members below or MDS staff liaison Lois Holt.

Speaker of the House

Charles L. Silvius, DDS 
(781) 286-3700


Committee Members

Alan S. Gold, DDS (Berkshire)

(413) 443-3144


Seth D. Latimer, DDS, MS (Cape Cod)

(508) 775-5518


Richard J. Luise, DMD  (East Middlesex)

(781) 245-7000


Kenneth J. Murphy, DMD (Merrimack Valley)

(978) 681-5053


John L. Benecchi, DMD (North Metropolitan)

(781) 289-0839


Darryl R. Smith, DDS (North Shore)

(781) 592-1620


Christopher W. Peluso, DMD, MDS (Southeastern)

(508) 222-9931


Kathy Alikhani, DMD (South Shore)

(781) 561-7400


Stephen W. McKenna, DMD (Valley)

(413) 786-4000


Michael C. Meyer, DMD (Wachusett)

(978) 342-7952


David B. Handsman, DMD (Worcester)

(508) 753-5444