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 Chair or MDS staff liaison Lois Holt.





Contact the members below or MDS staff liaison Lois Holt.

Speaker of the House

Charles L. Silvius, DDS 
34 Shirley Ave
Revere 02151-5110
(781) 286-3700



Committee Members

Alan S. Gold, DDS(Berkshire)

515 South St
Pittsfield 01201
(413) 443-3144


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

414 South St
Hyannis 02601
(508) 775-5518


Richard J. Luise, DMD(East Middlesex)

5 Common St
Wakefield 01880-2303 
(781) 245-7000


Kenneth J. Murphy, DMD (Merrimack Valley)

408 Boston St
North Andover 01845
(978) 681-5053


John A. Buehler, DMD, MD (Metropolitan)
332 Washington St, #300
Wellesley Hills 02481
(781) 237-0050

Darryl R. Smith, DDS (North Shore)
26 Puritan Rd
Swampscott 01907
(781) 592-1620   


Christopher W. Peluso, DMD, MDS (Southeastern)
Peluso Orthodontics
Two Second St
Attleboro 02703 
508) 222-9931


Frederick O. Hains, DDS(South Shore)

44 Adams St
Braintree 02184
(781) 848-0292


Eric J. Castenson, DDS (Valley)

Hunt & Piech Dental Group
148 Amity St
Amherst 01002
(413) 549-8100


Brian C. McDowell, DDS(Wachusett)

558 Electric Ave
Fitchburg 01420
(978) 343-4031


David B. Handsman, DMD  (Worcester)
405 Grove St, #300
Worcester 01605 

(508) 753-5444