Women in Dentistry Committee

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



Upcoming Meeting and Event Dates

  •  Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Miles & Smiles Team Kick-Off Brunch 10:30 a.m. RSVP to Chelsea Fitzgerald. 
  •  Sunday, September 25, 2016 - MDS Miles & Smiles Team walks for the Jimmy Fund!
  •  Sunday, October 23, 2016 - Networking event 5:00 p.m., location TBD


 MDS Miles and Smiles 2016 Walk!




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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Contact the members below or the MDS staff liaison Chelsea Fitzgerald



  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


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

   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


   Raina Trilokekar, DMD
1666 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 863-5700


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


   Katie-Rose Wagner, DDS
Smiles By Rosie
6 Kensington Ave
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 623-2100


Board Liaison

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


Staff Contact

   Chelsea Fitzgerald
(508) 449-6007

Looking for a Meeting?

Check the MDS Calendar for council, committee, CE, and district meetings.

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