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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 evolution of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has brought about a paradigm shift in radiographic evaluation of the maxillofacial skeleton. The ubiquitous availability of this new imaging
modality poses unique challenges in understanding this technology and recognizing the associated artifacts that present themselves in the acquired image volumes. This series of articles on CBCT looks at several artifacts that are inherent to CBCT scans and risk management issues associated with this type of imaging.

This issue also marks the launch of new look for the Journal. We have updated the design to incorporate a fresher and more modern look and feel. Don’t worry: You’ll still find the same high-quality clinical and practice management articles that you’ve come to expect over the Journal’s 63-year history.


    Spring 2015 Journal Cover

Spring 2015

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.


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.

Winter-Spring 2015 WOM Cover

  Winter-Spring 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 JulyAugust2015 Cover     

July-August 2015

Past MDS Connection Issues