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, August 28, 2016 - MDS Miles & Smiles Team practice walk in Newton. Specific location TBA.
  •   Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Committee meeting 6:00 p.m. at MDS headquarters in Southborough. Enjoy drinks and apps, and share some creative ideas to give back to the community!
  •   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 at our first planning meeting on 9/14


 MDS Miles and Smiles 2016 Walk!



   Jimmy Fund Dough Raiser

 Dough Raiser Help the MDS Miles & Smiles Team Wednesday, August 17, 2016, reach our goal for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Jimmy Fund Walk!

Just print the flyer and bring it with you for up to 20% of your bill to be donated directly to the team! Good for dining in, take-out, and catering all day! Valid at Westborough and Waltham Uno Pizzeria and Grill locations only. 


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


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

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