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
  • TBD

PaintNitelogo2Annual Spring Event: PaintNite at Tavern in the Square 

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 4:00 - 7:00 pm

    PainingMay7PaintNite is a fun, low-key painting lesson that requires no artistic experience! A friendly host will guide everyone through this painting with careful instructions along the way. Along with food, drink, and conversation, it's sure to be a great time. PaintNite will be held at Tavern in the Square in Central Square, Cambridge, and food and wine will be provided.

    Come meet other women dentists from all over Massachusetts and join us on May 7!

    Register Today! 


Mind the Gap: The Women's Dental Summit

     Mind The Gap 2015Mind the Gap: The Women’s Dental Summit was a special program geared toward female practitioners and fourth-year female dental students in New England. This day-and-a-half conference  featured empowering leadership seminars and highlighted prominent national and local female leaders in the profession. 

     Visit the event page for more information.



 MDS Miles and Smiles 2016 Walk!



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


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

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

Looking for a Meeting?

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

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