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About the MDS


The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), a 5,000+ member constituent of the American Dental Association, is dedicated to the professional development of its member dentists through initiatives in education, advocacy, and promotion of the highest professional standards, and championing oral health in the Commonwealth.


Purpose:
Empowering dental health professionals throughout their careers
Niche: The leading resource for member success

Leadership and Governance

Leadership and Governance
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Leadership and Governance
MDS President

The Board of Trustees is composed of the MDS Officers, six Regional Trustees, and an At-Large Trustee. The duties and responsibilities of the MDS Board of Trustees can be found in the MDS Constitution and Bylaws.

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MDS Membership

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MDS Membership
MDS Membership

Look around the community - 80% of dentists in Massachusetts turn to the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) for guidance, education, and focused advocacy. The MDS provides it's members with quality continuing education and business services to help them succeed. In addition, membership in the MDS is a three-tiered structure, offering unparalleled benefits and comprehensive representation at the national, state and local levels.

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District Dental Societies

District Dental Societies
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District Dental Societies
District Dental Societies

The Massachusetts Dental Society is composed of 14 District Dental Societies that cover the geography of the state. Membership to a District Dental Society is based on practice location. Each District has its own Executive Board and offers continuing education and local social programs to help advance the careers and foster camaraderie among its members.

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Dental Students

Dental Students
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Dental Students
Dental students at work

As a dental student in Massachusetts, your school provides a membership to the Massachusetts Dental Society. This membership gives you access to special student activities and all MDS member benefits.

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Careers at the MDS

Careers at the MDS
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Careers at the MDS
Careers

The MDS is a professional association dedicated to improving the oral health of the public and the professional development of its membership through initiatives in education, advocacy, and promotion of the highest professional standards. To accomplish these goals, the MDS engages in political advocacy, access to care, various communications—including publications, website, and social media—and produces an annual dental conference in Boston. The MDS delivers continuing education onsite and throughout the Commonwealth. The organization also supports the efforts of the MDS Foundation which focuses on improving access to care for the underserved in Massachusetts.

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