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.

Every year in the United States, about 1.35 million hospital emergency room visits occur due to a dental emergency, and research has shown that when patients present to the emergency room with dental problems, the care they receive is often inappropriate. This article is the outcome of a needs assessment at a local community health center, Massachusetts General Hospital Chelsea Healthcare Center. While the researchers found that 50.7% of the study participants had urgent dental needs, the health center does not provide dental services. What does this mean for those patients?     

Also in this issue:
•    Prepare for Medical Emergencies
•    How Cone Beam Computed Tomography Increases Endodontic Success
•    Ten Under 10 Honorees


    Spring 2016 Cover

Spring 2016

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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.

    MDS Connection MayJune 2016 Cover     

May-June 2016

Past MDS Connection Issues