Dentist Health and Wellness Committee (CDAD)

Helping Dentists With Chemical Dependency

Dentist Health and Wellness Comm

Confidentiality and Anonymity Assured


Meeting Dates

Meetings for members of the Dentist Health and Wellness Committee begin at 7:30 pm online at (unless otherwise indicated). The following meetings are scheduled for the Committee.

October 8, on Webex

The Dentist Health and Wellness Committee peer support group meetings are open to any dentist seeking information on or support for a problem with substance use. For a schedule of meetings, click here.


Colleagues in Recovery - Directions

Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Waltham, MA.
Monday contact: Dr. Charles M.  (508) 540-3106
Thursday contact: Dr. Alan B.  (617) 875-2833

First and Third Wednesday Support Group - Directions
This group is open to spouses and significant others, in addition to the affected physician; it is sponsored by Physician Health Services.
First and third Wednesday of each month, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Waltham, MA.
contact: Dr. Michael P.  (617) 596-0665

Greenfield Group - Directions
Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Greenfield, MA
contact: Dr. Wayne G.  (413) 774-2871

Tuesday Evening Support Group - Falmouth - Directions
7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Falmouth, MA
contact: Dr. Richard A.  (508) 457-1500

Tuesday Evening Support Group - Pittsfield - Directions
7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Hillside Hospital, Pittsfield, MA
contact: Dr. Robert W. (413) 281-5451 / Marie G. (413) 281-8338

For those in recovery, there are approximately 1,500 AA meetings each week in Eastern Massachusetts alone. A list is available at most meetings, at CDAD, and online from AA Central Service: 368 Congress Street, Boston (617) 426-9444. In addition, there are a number of professional peer support groups, which, while not technically AA meetings, follow AA guidelines.

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Primary Responsibilities

The Dentist Health and Wellness Committee is composed of at least six volunteer dentists appointed by the President whose responsibility is to:

  • Develop an effective informational and educational program to aid and assist the dental membership who voluntarily seek out services for a better and improved quality of life at a confidential and peer level.
  • Provide assistance, education, and information on issues related to dentist’s well-being and substance abuse.



Minutes and Materials

Questions or comments concerning the committee can be directed to the chair, Dr. Alan S. Budd, DMD, or the Program Director, Doug Howard, MD CCFC. You can also call the 24-hour Helpline line at (800) 468-2004.


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Officers, Members, and Consultants



Program Director
Doug Howard, MD, CCFC
PO Box 1801
Wakefield, MA 01880
(800) 468-2004
Fax (781) 245-0772

Alan S. Budd, DMD
437 Boylston St #501
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-7730

Lionel B. Pelletier, DMD, MMSc
1330 Beacon Street, Suite 353
Brookline, MA 02026
(617) 930-8544

Charles F. Mahoney, DMD
4 Beccles Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 540-3106



Thomas E. Derosier, DDS
Falmouth Dental Assoc.
210 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540
(508) 540-0303

Richard P. Dugas, DDS
11 Technology Drive
Bourne, MA 02532
(508) 759-2724

John B. Register, DDS
PO Box 1143
West Falmouth, MA 02574
(508) 540-4224

Alfred C. Peters, DMD
71 North Road
PO Box 3200
Pocasset, MA 02559

Arthur F. Hannigan Jr, DMD
81 Old Colony Way
Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-4312

Sean Rayment, DMD, DSC
118 Emmons Street
Franklin, MA 02038
(508) 520-7270

William Gilmore, DMD, MS
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111

Elliott Smolensky, DMD
126 High Street
Greenfield, MA 01301

Gregg K. Mullens, Pharm D, DDS
40 School Street, Suite 6
Greenfield, MA 01301-2436
(413) 773-7766

James T. Reilly, DMD, MAGD, LADC-1
4 Rocky Hill Road
Andover, MA 01810
(508) 633-3821



John D. McPeake, PhD, CAS
P.O. Box 129
Dublin, NH 03444

Mark Boehnert, MD
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
133 Brookline Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 421-8888

Martha Praught, MD
82 Spring Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 323-7000

Sue Rao, MD