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Testimony and Position Statements

The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) often speaks 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.

2023-2024 Testimonies and Position Statements

MDS leadership and members testify at MassHealth dental rates hearing

On February 9, 2024, MassHealth, through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) held a public hearing regarding  prosed dental rates. Specifically, EOHHS proposed amendments to update rates for certain dental services, effective for dates of service on or after June 1, 2024, seen here.

At the hearing, MDS President Dr. Abe Abdul presented testimony and submitted a letter on behalf of the Society which was developed by the Dental Practice and Benefits Committee and approved by the MDS Board of Trustees. Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah, Chair of the Dental Practice and Benefits Committee and numerous other MDS members also testified in support of this position letter.

Regulation 101 CMR 314.00: MassHealth Rates for Dental Services

Testimony of MDS President Dr. Abe Abdulwaheed and Chair MDS Dental Practice & Benefits Committee Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah (February 9, 2024)

2021-2022 Testimonies and Position Statements

Regulation 101 CMR 314.00: Rates for Dental Services

An Act Relative to Increasing Patient Choice Through Assignment of Benefits (H. 1181) and An Act Relative to Medical Loss Ratio Reporting for Dental Benefits Corporations (H. 1182 / S. 632)

2019-2020 Testimonies and Position Statements

2017-2018 Testimonies and Statements