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—This position will serve a two-year term and is elected at the House of Delegates every odd year.
  • Secretary—This position will serve a one-year term once elected in 2020. The individual elected in 2021 will serve a two-year term, with this position being eligible for election at the House of Delegates every odd year.
  • Speaker of the House—This position will serve a two-year term and is elected at the House of Delegates every even year.
  • Treasurer—This position will serve a two-year term and is elected at the House of Delegates every even year.

Candidates interested in running for one of the above positions should, by September 30, 2019, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Nominations for 2020-2021 positions are now closed. 

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

Board and Executive Management

Committees

Task Forces

Learn more about the charges and responsibilities of each Task Force.

House of Delegates

Leadership and Governance Documents

MDS Staff

MDS Strategic Plan

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