Dental Practice Committee

Meeting Dates

All Dental Practice Committee meetings are held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the MDS headquarters (unless otherwise indicated). Please email Jennifer Hanlin to indicate whether or not you will be attending the meetings.

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Primary Responsibilities

The  Dental Practice Committee is composed of volunteer dentists whose primary responsibilities are to:

  • Formulate and recommend policies related to the daily practice of dentistry.
  • Study, evaluate, and disseminate information concerning various forms of business organization of a dental practice, economic factors related to dental practice, practice management technique, and related current developments regarding dental practice.
  • Develop educational and other programs to assist dentists in improved practice management and to assist component societies and other organizations in the development of such programs.
  • Encourage and develop satisfactory relations with organizations representing dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental laboratory technicians.
  • Gather, formulate, and disseminate information related to auxiliary utilization, management, and employment practices.
  • Encourage and develop satisfactory relationships with the various organizations representing dental hygiene, assisting, and laboratory technology.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of component (district) liaison activities with dental support personnel.
  • Conduct studies, make recommendations, or conduct programs, approved by the Council and the Board of Trustees, that will help satisfy statutory requirements for provision of hygiene, assisting, and laboratory services to dentists.
  • Present to the Committee and the Board of Trustees candidates for the receipt of special awards or commendations in the field of dental hygiene, assisting, and laboratory technology.
  • Monitor educational programs in dental hygiene, assisting, and laboratory technology, and to interact with institutions sponsoring such programs.
  • Make recommendations to the Committee and the Board of Trustees related to the promotion, training, and availability of allied dental health professionals.
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Minutes and Materials

Meeting materials are mailed to committee members approximately one week prior to scheduled meetings. Questions or comments concerning meetings or minutes can be directed to the chair or the staff liaison, Ellen Factor.

Meeting minutes are now secure, please click here to view our member only instructions on how to access password protected pdfs.

Dental Practice Resources can be view here





Contact the members below or the MDS staff liaison Ellen Factor, director of dental practice, or Jennifer Hanlin


Dr. Geraldine Garcia-Rogers




Dr. Lisa Sanchez-Mercado Dr. Kristine Grazioso
Dr. Nahal Panah Dr. Adrien Mercier
Dr. Albert Sandler Dr. Jared Reid
Dr. Michael Shannon Dr. Seon Ha Park
Dr. Randall Davis Dr. David Gianino
Dr. L. Jeffrey Lowenstein Dr. George Maloney
Dr. William Herr Dr. Pooja Gupta
Dr. Yuri Shamritsky Dr. Shruti Mankad
Dr. Britton Hollis Trustee Liasion
Dr. Kathleen Keating Dr. Mark Doherty

Looking for a Meeting?

Check the MDS Calendar for council, committee, CE, and district meetings.

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