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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 Massachusetts Dental Society would not be 150 years strong if not for the efforts of the members who selflessly volunteer their time to the Society and organized dentistry. Meet the four MDS members who were selected as the 2014 William McKenna Volunteer Heroes: Drs. Thomas M. Cleary Sr., Traci Portnoff, Michael Putt, and Frank Schiano.

This issue of the Journal also features a special pull-out 16-page insert highlighting dental practice transition brokers in the New England area to help educate our members on selecting a transition

    Summer 2014 Journal of the MDS

Summer 2014

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.


As a parent of young children, you may already be used to playing the role of taskmaster: “Eat your peas.” “Go to sleep.” As important as it is to make sure that your children get nutritious meals and plenty of sleep to help them grow into healthy adults, you also need to remember the importance of good oral health, and that includes brushing their teeth for two minutes twice a day. Although instilling this healthy habit in young children can often be a frustrating endeavor for parents, it is possible to show kids that brushing doesn’t have to be a chore. Here are some tips for bringing the fun to toothbrushing.

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  Winter-Spring 2014

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.

    July August 2014 Cover     

July-August 2014

Past MDS Connection Issues