Guest Board Member Program

The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) Guest Board Member Program offers an opportunity for dentists who have typically been underrepresented in the MDS to participate in Board of Trustee discussions and actions. Guest Board Members are able to offer opinions on all discussion topics, and can participate in all Board functions.


Each year, the Guest Board Program accepts four dentists. Guest Board Member positions are non-voting, but Guests Board Members may actively participate in all Board functions and offer their input during Board discussions. 

Guest Board Members must commit to the following requirements:

  • Attend two MDS House of Delegates meetings, all Board of Trustees meetings, the Board Retreat (July), and a Board orientation 
  • Participate in Board discussions and volunteer or accept Board assignments, if requested by the President or the Board

Note: Any member-dentist of the MDS who is interested in learning more about governance and gaining leadership experience may apply. All applications are reviewed and the final selection of Guest Board Members is made by a Task Force from the Board of Trustees and the Membership Committee. No experience is necessary.


Guest Board Application 2019

To apply for the Guest Board Member Program, please complete the information below and then submit a CV to the MDS. Applications are being accepted from now until April 30.

Full Name
Please tell us why you would like to be selected as an MDS Guest Board Member
What volunteer activities or leadership programs have you participated in with the MDS, your local component district society, or the American Dental Association?
Have you participated in any other leadership training programs?
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