Women in Dentistry Committee

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About the Women in Dentistry Committee

The MDS Women in Dentistry Committee is a thriving Committee of dentists dedicated to creating educational and social programs that target the needs and interests of women dentists. Drs. Traci Portnoff and Kerrie O'Brien are Co-Chairs of this vibrant Committee. All women dentists who are members of the Massachusetts Dental Society are encouraged to participate in Women in Dentistry Committee programs and events

 

Meeting and Event Dates

All Women in Dentistry Committee meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at MDS headquarters in Southborough (unless otherwise indicated).

  • Sunday, September 27, 2015 — Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk
  • Friday, November 20 - Saturday, November 21, 2015 — Mind the Gap: The Women's Dental Summit, Boston
 

 

Join the MDS Miles and Smiles 2015 Walk Team!

     2014 MDS Miles and Smiles CollageThe Women in Dentistry Committee will once again lead the dental community toward finding a cure for cancer in the annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, to be held on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Visit our special MDS Miles and Smiles tribute page.

    Since it was established in 2012, the team has raised nearly $145,000 toward conquering cancer.

     

    The MDS Miles and Smiles Team is grateful for all of its walkers and donors over the years and hopes the MDS community will continue to support the team for the 2015 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Join the team or make a donation!

 

Women's Annual Spring Event

 Women's Annual Spring Event

The Women in Dentistry Committee hosted a Stylish Shop and Sip Social at Nordstrom in Burlington, MA, on Sunday, May 3, 2015. View event photos here.

 

 


 

Primary Responsibilities

The Women in Dentistry Committee is comprised of volunteer dentists whose responsibility it is to:

  • Encourage women dentists to belong to the Massachusetts Dental Society, and take on leadership roles at district and state levels within the Society and organized dentistry.
  • Host networking events for women dentists at the district and state level.
  • Implement the Guest Board Member program. Upon request, the Committee makes recommendations regarding nominees.
  • Provide mentorship and camaraderie for other women dentists.
 
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Members

Contact the members below or the MDS staff liaison Lisa Davis.

Co-Chairs

Traci A. Portnoff, DMD
65 W Main St
Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 366-3623

 

Kerrie O'Brien, DMD
192 West Street
Milford, MA 01757
(508) 478-3800

Drs. Pornoff and O'Brien

Women in Dentistry Committee Members

 

Maria Dona, DMD
Andover Periodontics
2 Stevens St.
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 475-0567

 

Badrieh Edalatpour, DMD
370 Main St. #201
Stoneham, MA 02180
(781) 438-0300

 

Hiam Elias, DMD
Northshore Dental Center
6 Essex Dr. #302
Peabody, MA 01960
(978) 532-0088

 

Jennifer Kusner, DMD

 

Katie Klein, DMD
Mass General Hospital Dental Group
165 Cambridge St. #401
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 726-1076

Mina Paul, DMD
Greater Roslindale Medical and Dental Center
4199 Washington St.
Roslindale, MA 02131
(617) 323-4440

 

Anandi Pratap, DMD

 

Nahal Panah, DMD
Melrose Dental Care
80 W Foster St
Melrose, MA 02176
(781) 665-5060

 

Anubha Sacheti, DMD
1696 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-1040

 

Onir Spiegel, DDS

 

Sheila Egan Tucker, DMD
Andover Periodontics
2 Stevens St.
Andover, MA 01810
(978) 475-0567

 

Board Liaison

Janis Moriarty, DMD
607 Main St.
Winchester, MA 01890
(781) 729-7767

Staff Contact

Lisa Davis
(800) 342-8747, ext. 207