Leadership and Governance

"We, the members of the Massachusetts Dental Society, declare ourselves a Society to cultivate the science and art of dentistry, and all its collateral branches; to elevate and sustain the professional character of dentists, to promote dental health through all mediums available, and to protect the public interest in dental matters; and have adopted for our government the following Constitution and Bylaws." - MDS Constitution & Bylaws

Run for Office

Each year, per the current MDS Constitution and Bylaws, the House of Delegates elects the following MDS Officer positions:

  • Vice President (until the new governance structure is implemented this position has a one-year term, then this individual ascends to President-elect, and then to President)
  • Speaker of the House (until the new governance structure is implemented this position has a one-year term with a six-term limit)
  • Secretary (until the new governance structure is implemented this position has a one-year term with a four-term limit)
  • Treasurer (until the new governance structure is implemented this position has a one-year term with a four-term limit)
  • Assistant Treasurer (until the new governance structure is implemented this position has a one-year term with a four-term limit)

Candidates interested in running for one of the above positions should, by September 1, send to each District Secretary his or her resume, along with a letter of nomination from his or her District Executive Committee (typically written by the District Secretary) endorsing the individual's candidacy.  Candidates running for the position of Vice President will also need a position paper explaining why you feel you are a good candidate for the position and outlining your vision for the future of the MDS.

Nominations materials should also be sent to the MDS Secretary, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2 Willow Street, Suite 200, Southborough, MA 01745.

If you have any interest in running for an MDS Officer position, contact Colleen Chase, manager of executive office operations.

Board and Executive Management

Councils and Committees

House of Delegates

Leadership and Governance Documents

MDS Staff

MDS Strategic Plan

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