Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society

The award-winning Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society is published quarterly and contains a variety of articles on treatment methods, clinical diagnosis, medical and dental research, and professional and business information of interest to dentists.

The Massachusetts Dental Society is a thriving organization because of the efforts of the many members who selflessly volunteer their time to the Society and organized dentistry. Meet the three MDS members who were selected as the 2016 William McKenna Volunteer Heroes: Drs. Firouz Massih Tehrani, Josephine C. Pandolfo, and Thomas J. Sakshaug.     

Also in this issue:
•  Cone Beam CT Analysis of Temporal Bone Pneumatization in Subjects with Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate

•  A Literature Review of the Extraction Decision and Outcomes in Orthodontic Treatment

•  Economic Survey of Massachusetts Dental Establishments


    Journal Summer 2016 Cover

Summer 2016

Past Journal Issues


Word of Mouth

Published twice annually, Word of Mouth is a consumer publication created as an avenue to communicate important dental health information to the public. Articles in Word of Mouth come from dental health care professionals of the American Dental Society and the Massachusetts Dental Society, as well as other sources.


WOM SF15 Cover

  Summer-Fall 2015

Past Word of Mouth Issues



MDS Connection

Published six times annually, the MDS Connection is a great source to stay informed of state and federal legislative issues, actions taken by the Board of Trustees, and Council and Committee activities. Each issue contains valuable classified ad listings, announcements of new membership benefits, and special programs.

Note: Beginning with the July-August 2016 issue, the MDS Connection will only be available in digital format, so be sure to check your email inbox and follow the MDS Facebook and Twitter feeds for notification of when the new issues are posted.

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September-October 2016

Past MDS Connection Issues