Nominations Committee

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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

James Nesti, DMD  (Berkshire)

205 South St
Pittsfield 01201-6837 
(413) 443-9013


Sophie Markovich, DMD (Cape Cod)

120 Palmer Ave 
Falmouth 02540-2860 
(508) 548-4011


Richard J. Luise, DMD(East Middlesex)

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


Abol Massih Tehrani, DMD (Merrimack Valley)

121 Merrimack St
Haverhill 01830-6107
(978) 372-5011


Michael A. Putt, DMD (Metropolitan)

Wayland Family Dental Center
131 Main St 
Wayland 01778
(508) 651-0500


John A. Buehler, DMD, MD (Metropolitan)
332 Washington St, #300
Wellesley Hills 02481-6204
(781) 237-0050


Ramzi A. Sarkis, DMD, MScD (Middlesex)

922 Waltham St, #204
Lexington 02421 
(781) 325-8181


Darryl R. Smith, DDS (North Shore)
6 Puritan Rd
Swampscott 01907-2574
(781) 592-1620 

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


Kevin D. Perruzzi, DDS (South Shore)

312 High St
Hingham 02043
(781) 749-9231


Alan C. Garlick, DMD (Valley)

Connecticut Valley Oral Surgery Assoc
285 High St
Greenfield 01301-2608
(413) 774-2961


Arthur F. Eddy, DMD (Wachusett)

228 Great Rd
Shirley 01464-2211
(978) 425-9088


Robert J. Gauthier, Jr., DMD (Worcester)
Apex Dental, PC 
82 W Main St 
Northborough 01532-1879 

(508) 393-8819