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Advocacy

Stay engaged and informed of all the issues facing the dental profession. MDS advocacy offers critical information on legislation, grassroots, and political action initiatives.

Legislative Agenda

Legislative Agenda
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Legislative Agenda
Beacon Hill

Learn about the status of legislation introduced on Beacon Hill that would impact you, your dental practice, and the oral health of the residents of the Commonwealth.

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Beacon Hill Day

Beacon Hill Day
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Beacon Hill Day
Beacon Hill Day

Stay engaged and informed of all the issues facing the dental profession by learning more about and attending Beacon Hill Day and other MDS advocacy programs.

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Grassroots Advocacy

Grassroots Advocacy
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Grassroots Advocacy
Grassroots Coffee Hour

At the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), grassroots advocacy stems from our members' common interest in both protecting dentists' livelihoods and ensuring patients' access to the best possible care. To meet these goals, the MDS and our members advocate for and against legislation and raise awareness on the issues.

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MDS-PAC

MDS-PAC
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MDS-PAC
MDS-PAC

The Massachusetts Dental Society Political Action Committee (MDS-PAC) is an independent, non-partisan, political organization solely dedicated to the advancement of the dental profession.

With your help, the MDS-PAC is able to support candidates for elected office, attend fundraisers, and build relationships with political candidates. This ensures that the best candidates for dentistry are elected. Only the MDS-PAC, not the MDS, is allowed to participate in the election process; the MDS is legally prohibited from using membership dues to support political candidates. That is why your contributions to the MDS-PAC are needed. Without your support, the MDS-PAC cannot work toward protecting the interests of dentistry while ensuring informed decisions are made on Beacon Hill. Support dentistry: Make a voluntary contribution by personal check made out to the MDS-PAC and mail to the Massachusetts Dental Society, Two Willow Street, Suite 200, Southborough, MA 01745.

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Testimony & Statements

Testimony and Position Statements
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Testimony & Statements
Podium

The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) often speaks out at public hearings to support or oppose legislation that would have an impact on our profession and dental patients. In addition, the MDS frequently submits written testimony and position statements to various legislative committees and regulatory bodies.

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