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Member Resources

MDS member resources is chock-full of valuable information and useful tools to help you succeed in your practice. These resources are intended to help member dentists manage efficient, effective, and compliant dental offices. From informing you of the latest changes in dental regulations to weekly Dental Insight tips, the MDS is committed to helping you address the needs of your profession.

If you are looking for answers to specific questions, contact the MDS Member Assistance Center at 800.342.8747.

Health and Wellness

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Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness

The mission of the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) is to improve oral and overall health of dentists in the Commonwealth through member engagement. The MDS Dentist Health and Wellness Committee (DHWC) serves to provide resources and services to MDS members to improve their overall health and well-being. As a result of the recent coronavirus pandemic, we are all going to be faced with a variety of new challenges and stresses to our lives and “normal” routines. The DHWC would like to provide you with resources and tools to help address some of these challenges. If we are in a good place physically, mentally, and emotionally, then we are better equipped to help those around us. We are all in this together.

This dedicated webpage, which is updated as information is made available, is accessible to non-members, as well.




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Insurance and Coding

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Insurance and Coding
Insurance Coding

Dental procedure codes give dental staff a resource for submitting dental claims. Relying on old information may lead to unexpected claim denials or reimbursement delays. 

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Patient Management

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Patient Management
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A patient's willingness and knowledgeable agreement to have dental procedures performed on him/her is necessary if you are to avoid being charged with malpractice or misconduct. Your ability to effectively explain procedures, answer questions, and offer alternatives will be vital to avoiding costly litigation.

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Practice Management

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Practice Management
Practice Management

The MDS is dedicated to helping dental professionals manage their practices from navigating through guidelines and regulations to understanding the impact risk management has on their practice.

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Practice Transitions

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Practice Transitions
Practice Transitions

Buying or selling your practice is one of the most important decisions in your career. It's with this in mind that the MDS and the ADA have developed a number of resources to assist you in the process. Whether you are selling or buying, the more information you have, the more prepared you can be. Resources on this page are designed to assist you in your transition.

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Peer Review

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Peer Review
Peer Review

The Peer Review Program is a non-legal, non-punitive process available only to members of the MDS. The program relies on the good faith between both parties to resolve their differences in order to promote the best possible oral health of the patient. Recommendations are made within the peer review system as a “gesture of goodwill."

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