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.
Using a large nationally representative database to examine the
effect of gingival and periodontal conditions on post-operative outcomes
following heart valve surgery, researchers found a strong association
between the presence of gingival and periodontal disease and bacterial
infections following this cardiac procedure, as well as the incidence of
higher hospital charges and length of hospital stay.
This issue also features a special tribute to MDS Assistant Executive
Director and Senior Policy Advisor Karen Rafeld, who is retiring from
the Society after 32 years.
Past Journal Issues
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.
By 2029, more than 20 percent of the U.S. population will be over the
age of 65. Having grown up benefiting from such oral health boons as
fluoridated water and dental treatment advances, Baby Boomers may be the
first generation to enter retirement with better oral health than their
parents. Just like the rest of the body, the mouth is affected by
advancing age and undergoes changes impacting teeth’s appearance and,
more importantly, health. According to the Massachusetts Dental Society,
understanding these changes and what can be done about them is key to maintaining good oral health.
Past Word of Mouth Issues
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.
Past MDS Connection Issues