Council on Public Affairs

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Meeting Dates

All Council on Public Affairs meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at MDS headquarters (unless otherwise indicated).

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Primary Responsibilities

The Council on Public Affairs is composed of volunteer dentists whose primary responsibilities are:

  • To develop communications programs to achieve the goals of the Board of Trustees and that are consistent with the MDS Strategic Plan, including the coordination and oversight of the placement of the various electronic and print media, establish and maintain working relationships with the media, and develop a program that trains Society members to act as spokespersons on issues pertaining to dentistry, oral health, and the profession.
  • To support initiatives and develop strategies that promote the MDS as an advocate on important issues that benefit dentistry, MDS members, and the public.
  • To develop and implement legislative strategies with the objective of promoting the advocacy activities of the Society and to influence public policy at all levels of government.
  • To coordinate and oversee legislative and regulatory affairs, direct lobbying and grassroots initiatives, and formulate proposed legislation to be introduced in each legislative session with the approval of the Board of Trustees. 


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Minutes and Materials

Questions or comments concerning meetings or minutes can be directed to the chair or the staff liaisons Scott G. Davis and David White.

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Contact the members below or the MDS Staff Liasions Scott G. Davis and David White.


 Arthur F. Eddy, DMD 
228 Great Rd
Shirley 01464
(978) 425-9088


Arthur F. Eddy, DMD


District Representatives



Cape Cod

Paul M. McGrath

310 Barnstable Rd #302
Hyannis 02601
(508) 778-4488 

East Middlesex

Mark G. Wang, DMD
Advanced Endodontics Associates PC
39 Cross St #304
Peabody, 01960
(978) 531-3400

Merrimack Valley

Nicholas T. Papapetros, II, DMD
95 Campion Rd
North Andover 01845
(978) 258-8622


Mina Paul, DMD
Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center
4199 Washington, St
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 323-4440


M. Hanif Butt, DMD
341 Summer St
Somerville 02144
(617) 625-9400

North Metropolitan

John F. Annese, DMD
106 Broadway
Revere 02151
(781) 284-8637


North Shore

Meng-Chieh Lee, DDS
100 Cummings Center #128Q
Beverly 01915 
(978) 232-9003 


John W. Barone, DMD
107 N Washington St
North Attleboro 02760
(508) 699-2481 

South Shore

Abdullaibrahim Abdulwaheed, DMD
505 Washington St.
Quincy, 02169
(617) 639-5942


Michael Caban, DMD
19 Oak Hollow Dr
Longmeadow, MA 01106
(413) 734-4443


Paul A. Migliozzi, DDS
(978) 342-8477


Robert J. Gauthier, Jr., DMD
Apex Dental PC
82 W Main St
Northborough, MA 01532
(508) 393-8819

Trustee Liaison

Dr. Edward J. Welch
32 Maynard Rd
Northampton, MA  01060
(413) 584-3223