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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.

Concerns about data security and confidential patient information have kept many dental practices from moving to the cloud service for data storage and backup. However, a 2013 federal regulation is helping to alleviate this concern. Now may be the time for your practice to make the move to the cloud.

    Spring 2014 Journal of the MDS

Spring 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


MDS Access Update

Published quarterly from 2007-2009, the MDS Access Update newsletter featured updates on all things related to the access-to-care issue, including legislative matters, MDS Foundation activities, the MassHealth program, and MDS volunteer initiatives such as the MAC Van.

Access Update Fall 2009

Fall 2009

Past MDS Access Update Issues