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Dental License Renewal

Dentists must renew their licenses through BORID by March 31! To renew, you must have earned 40 CE credits between April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2020, and fulfilled the MassHealth ORP requirement. You can renew your license online.

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The special edition of the MDS Connection features a recap of the 2020 House of Delegates, including speeches from President Dr. Janis Moriarty, President-Elect Dr. MaryJane Hanlon, and MDS Executive Director Dr. Robert Boose, who is retiring this spring. 

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Yankee Rebate

If you're an MDS member and spent more than $2,500 on the Exhibit Hall Floor at Yankee Dental Congress 2020, you could receive complimentary registration for Yankee Dental Congress 2021! Rebates must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2020

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Dental Practice Insights Tip of the Week

Dental Practice Insights

Massachusetts dentists are required to renew their dental licenses by March 31, 2020. M.G.L. c. 112, s. 45 mandates that the Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID) condition the renewal of all dental licenses on a dentist’s application to participate in MassHealth as an Ordering, Referring, and Prescribing (ORP) non-billing provider unless the dentist is already enrolled as an approved billing provider. Accordingly, you will not be permitted to renew your dental license unless and until you submit an ORP enrollment form to MassHealth.  

While this law went into effect in November 2017, this is the second time that Massachusetts dentists will need to attest to participating as a MassHealth provider or as a non-billing provider as a condition of the license renewal process. Note: You must answer "yes" to the following attestation questions:

  • Are you enrolled in MassHealth as a fully participating provider or non-billing provider OR have you submitted a thoroughly completed application to be a fully participating provider and a signed provider contract with MassHealth? 
  • Do you consent to the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and its enrollment vendor, to obtain, read, copy and share with each other information regarding your MassHealth application and enrollment status and professional licensure status? 
If you enrolled as a non-billing provider, you should have received an email confirmation and/or a letter from DentaQuest. If you do not have the verification that you took this action, the MDS Dental Practice and Benefits Committee encourages you to contact the Dentaquest MassHealth Credentialing Customer Service Department at 800.233.1468 before you renew your license to verify you have completed this requirement.

Still have questions about this attestation requirement? Find the answers here.

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