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Learn more about important Massachusetts Dental Society member news and events featured in email communications that you may have missed.

HHS Provider Relief Fund

Dentists only have a few more days to apply for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Provider Relief Fund. Those who meet the requirements will receive a reimbursement of 2% of their annual reported patient revenue. Dentists have until this Friday, July 24, to apply for funding through the Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal.

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Resources for Patients

The ADA’s new Patient Return Resource Center features communication tools to help dental professionals educate patients about what they will experience when returning to the dental office and how you are looking out for their health and safety.
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COVID-19 Recovery Fund

The MDS Foundation has established the COVID-19 Recovery Fund to help eligible member dentists who have been hit hard financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. Further details were announced on June 29.

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Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

The CDC provides that if a dental patient or staff member develops COVID-19, you should notify all patients who were treated within 48 hours after the person was in the office. Additional guidance from the CDC provides what to do if it has been less than or more than seven days since the reported diagnosis.
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Diversity and Inclusion

The MDS stands with members of our communities, including our dentists and patients, who face injustice and racism in their day-to-day lives. Leadership is needed on this issue from all walks of life, including dentistry, if we as a society are going to achieve the change that we need.

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Reopening What DPs Need to Know

Reopening: What Dental Professionals Need to Know. Speakers discuss the Commonwealth’s reopening guidelines and how dentists are implementing requirements, safety measures, and physical distancing protocols across practice settings.

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COVID Recovery Fund Program

Dr. Janis Moriarty Urges You to Take Part in the MDS Foundation COVID-19 Recovery Fund Program.

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Return to Practice

Governor Charlie Baker announced on July 6, 2020 that Massachusetts is entering Phase 3—the Vigilant Phase—of the state’s four-phase reopening plan. Phase 3 offers no change for dental practices, which can continue to see patients for all procedures. 

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Our Customer Service Is Award Winning

The MDS made the LiveHelpNow Challenge list of top companies providing exceptional customer service for the month of May. 

Attestation Form Clarification

The MDS has verified with the DPH and BORID that dentists are not required to submit their attestation forms to anyone, but they are required to maintain a copy and make it available upon request. The attestation form requirement applies only to community health centers that are ready to open before May 25.

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MDS President 2020-2021

The MDS is pleased to welcome our new President, Dr. MaryJane Hanlon, who is associate dean for clinical affairs and assistant professor in the department of comprehensive care at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Hanlon is the fourth woman President in the Society’s history. 

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Prioritization Plan

Phase 2 requires dentists to create an addendum to their Phase 1 attestation form that documents the practice’s prioritization policy for providing Phase 2 care. The prioritization plan should identify patients and services that, based on the provider’s clinical judgment, are most critical. The addendum should be kept with the attestation form and updated as needed.

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Phase 2 Reopening Guidance

On June 6, 2020, Governor Baker announced Phase 2 reopening details. Phase 2 allows dental providers to cautiously and incrementally resume all elective, non-urgent procedures and services, including routine hygiene appointments. Elective cosmetic procedures were allowed starting June 24, 2020. 

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ADA Return to Work Toolkit

The ADA has recently updated its Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit, a resource that recommends measures to take to help protect patients, staff, and dentists from COVID-19 as practices reopen and begin to provide more than emergency and urgent care.

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SBA Resumes PPP Processing

The SBA has resumed accepting Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan applications as of Monday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m. EDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. Contact your lender now!

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Interim Mask Guidelines

The ADA has released Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines on the PPE recommended in order to practice during the COVID-19 pandemic and to minimize the risk of virus transmission.

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Treating Patients Reminder

While dentists should only be treating patients requiring emergency care, the MDS reminds practitioners that they should not treat patients who are diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19 because OSHA categorizes dental providers as having a very high exposure risk.

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Monitor Emergency Patients

Even when dental providers take precautions and screen emergency patients for COVID-19 symptoms, the CDC recommends that dental providers contact all patients who received emergency dental care 48 hours after treatment and ask patients if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.

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MDS Webinars

These webinars focus on important topics pertaining to the dental profession and are designed to be viewed from the convenience of a member’s office or home. The webinars are complimentary and exclusive to MDS members. Advance registration is required.
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Ambassador Spotlight

Dr. Casey Jones, who practices in Lee, Massachusetts, visited three different schools to provide demonstrations on oral health to mark National Children's Dental Health Month.

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Oral Cancer Video

Several factors increase the risk of developing oral cancers. Watch this Word of Mouth video to learn more.

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Small Business Relief

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Massachusetts small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19.
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Business Interruption Insurance

Legislation has been filed on Beacon Hill to require insurance companies to provide business interruption coverage in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your representatives to ask for their support!
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Teledentistry Coding

With dental practices in Massachusetts closed to all but emergency procedures, several dental insurers are updating their policies to include coverage of teledentistry.
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Teledentistry Note Template

To help dentists adhere to BORID record-keeping requirements, the MDS has developed a Telehealth Clinical or Progress Note Template that providers can use to track remote patient visits.

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Donate Your PPE

To help offset the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) available to frontline health care providers, MEMA is coordinating donations of PPE from dental offices.

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DPH and BORID Endorse Guidance

The Massachusetts DPH and BORID released a recommendation on March 18 that fully endorses the MDS’s March 15 guidance for dental offices to close to patients seeking elective and non-urgent care.
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Licensure Deadline Extended

Governor Baker has extended the deadline for all professional license registrations in the state. This includes dentists, whose licenses were required to be renewed by March 31, 2020.
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Temporary Office Closures

If you’re unsure of how to notify your patients of your temporary office closing during this public health crisis, the MDS has created a sample letter that you can personalize and post on your website or social media channels.
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New Unemployment Options

Self-employed workers and independent contractors are now eligible for unemployment benefits through the state’s new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, which provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits.

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Emergency Practice Guidance

Following the MDS’s strong recommendation that dental offices close to patients seeking elective or non-urgent care, the MDS has released interim guidelines to help dentists determine which procedures are considered emergencies and which are considered non-urgent.

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BORID Scam Alert

Several dentists have reported receiving a call threatening them with dental license suspension if they did not immediately pay a fine by wiring money to an unnamed account, often overseas. If you receive such a call, the MDS and BORID warn you to not engage with the caller. Instead, contact BORID.

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Speaking Opportunity at Yankee

Want to speak at Yankee Dental Congress 2021? Submit your application today for the chance to offer a one-hour CE course to fellow dentists at New England's largest conference for dental professionals!

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Connection Special Edition

The special edition of the MDS Connection features a recap of the 2020 House of Delegates, including speeches from President Dr. Janis Moriarty, President-Elect Dr. MaryJane Hanlon, and MDS Executive Director Dr. Robert Boose, who is retiring this spring. 

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Foundation Donors Honored

The South Shore District Dental Society was honored at the MDS House of Delegates Annual Session for reaching the Morton Society lifetime giving level.

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Targeted Grant

A $2,000 MDS Foundation grant to The Guild for Human Services in Concord enabled The Guild School to purchase an accessible exam chair for its dental clinic, which serves students with intellectual disabilities and complex special needs.

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Lifetime Giving Honorees

During the MDS Annual Session, the MDS Foundation recognized generous donors who earned placement in the Foundation Lifetime Giving levels.

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Yankee Rebate

If you're an MDS member and spent more than $2,500 on the Exhibit Hall Floor at Yankee Dental Congress 2020, you could receive complimentary registration for Yankee Dental Congress 2021! Rebates must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2020

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Spend and Get at Yankee

Spend $500 at one Yankee Exhibitor on Thursday, January 30 and be entered to win a $50 gift card at the Information Booth on the Exhibit Hall Floor. Take advantage of this promotion and other member exclusive events at Yankee!

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Yankee Mobile App

Are you attending Yankee 2020? The Yankee Dental Congress mobile app will enhance your event experience by giving you access to course information, room locations, show specials, exhibitor deals, CE credits, and more! 

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Dental License Renewal

Dentists must renew their licenses through BORID by March 31! To renew, you must have earned 40 CE credits between April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2020, and fulfilled the MassHealth ORP requirement. You can renew your license online.

Yankee Most Popular Courses

Attend one of these popular courses on hot topics like vaping, treatment of cracked and fractured teeth, and nutrition before they sell out! Register today for courses at Yankee 2020. 

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Spin to Win

Join us at the MDS State Lounge Booth 1244 for friends, fun food, and complimentary gifts Thursday, January 30, through Saturday, February 1. Spin to win is back! Try your luck and spin to win a prize. Everyone will be a winner!

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A Night to Remember

Join us on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:00 pm for the MDS Special Event Beyond the Mask to hear your peers present inspiring stories of how they've overcome adversity in their lives.
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Yankee Special Pricing

This is your chance to explore new ways to actively foster and expand your knowledge. Discounted registration for Yankee Dental Congress is only available until January 10!

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Member Events at Yankee

Check out these new events that are exclusively for MDS members at Yankee 2020! Sign up for The Chair Yoga Experience on Thursday, January 30 at 1 pm, or the Meditation Hour on Friday, January 31 at 1 pm. Learn new ways to relax, restore, rejuvenate and heal.

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Spring 2020 Events

The MDS is happy to announce two special events coming this spring! Jersey Boys, March 19, at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston, and Jerry Seinfeld, April 10, at the Hanover Theater in Worcester. Purchase tickets while they are available!

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Overtime Law--January 2020

Did you know that in September, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million U.S. workers newly eligible for overtime pay effective January 1, 2020? Learn more about who qualifies, and make sure you are prepared to comply with this new regulation!
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Yankee 2020 Jameson Courses

By dentists for dentists, Jameson Management brings dental coaching, dental marketing, and hygiene optimization to Yankee Dental. Attend one course or all of the Jameson Management courses to learn more about what you can do for your practice to thrive in today's competitive landscape.
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ADA Files Lawsuit

State Dental Society Leaders were informed that the American Dental Association (ADA) filed an antitrust class action lawsuit against Delta Dental Plans and the Delta Dental Plan Association. The lawsuit alleges that independent Delta Dental carriers across the country violated federal antitrust laws. 

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MDS President Testifies

MDS President Dr. Janis Moriarty and Guest Board Member Dr. Alec Eidelman testified on November 19 before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Health in favor of a bill to eliminate the live patient component of dental licensing exams.

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DIY Orthodontics

The MDS has produced a video featuring MDS President Dr. Janis Moriarty and Dr. Andrew Tonelli, who discuss potential risks posed by do-it-yourself (DIY) orthodontic products and the value of seeing a dentist. The video can be shared with patients on social media or embedded on your practice website.
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Contact Your Senator

The Massachusetts Senate is expected to vote Nov. 20 on legislation passed by the House that bans flavored tobacco and establishes a tax on e-cigarettes. Show your support for a permanent solution to the problem of youth e-cigarette and tobacco use. Complete a quick form to email your senator today!

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November 13 Webinar

The MDS hosted a webinar on Wednesday, November 13 presented by Dr. Lee Ann Brady on Bonding and Cementation. View the recording of the webinar from the convenience of your office or home. 

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Habitat for Humanity

Join your colleagues for a service event through Habitat for Humanity! On November 23, volunteers will participate in construction tasks at a build site in Andover to help build affordable housing for a local family in need (no construction experience needed). Recruit a team from your office, or sign up as an individual.

Yankee 2020 Platinum Pass

For $599 (a discount of up to $292) an MDS member can register for Yankee 2020 along with two other colleagues or staff and receive two paid courses each (up to $99 each). Register before the November 8 deadline to get this deal!

MassHealth Clarification

On October 19, 2019, all Massachusetts dentists mistakenly received a message from the state's Department of Public Health (DPH) regarding MassHealth and licensure. The DPH asks that you please disregard this message. If you are a licensed dentist who was identified as non-compliant by MassHealth, you should have received a separate message indicating such by Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

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Serve Your Community

Join your colleagues for a community service event at Rosie's Place in Boston on Saturday, October 26, at 10:00 am! Recruit a team from your office or register as an individual to get involved and serve your community.

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Fall Floral Fling

Join us on Thursday, November 21, to learn how to create a beautiful centerpiece you can use on your Thanksgiving table or give as a special gift. Using the vibrant flowers of autumn in regal, rich colors, you will learn basic floral design skills that you can use to make arrangements all year long. The workshop will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. This event is sponsored by HR2fit.

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New ePrescribe Partner

Veradigm ePrescribe (delivered by Henry Schein One) enables dentists to electronically prescribe all medications, including controlled substances. MDS members are now eligible for a discounted members-only monthly rate and registration fee. This will help members comply with the new e-prescription regulation.
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MDS Statement on Vaping Ban

In response to Gov. Baker's declaration of a public health emergency and temporary ban on the sale of all vaping products in the state, the MDS issued a statement applauding the action as a positive step toward protecting youth from tobacco and nicotine addiction.
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ePrescribing Mandate Delayed

The Public Health Council recently approved several amendments to the ePrescribing regulation in Massachusetts, including a one-year grace period making requirements effective January 1, 2021. The MDS is currently in negotiations with a Member Savings Partner that will offer ePrescribing services. Stay tuned for more info!
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Community Service Events

The MDS has arranged several volunteer opportunities this fall for members seeking ways to give back to their communities. We encourage you to recruit a team from your office or sign up as an individual. Spots are limited for each event, so sign up soon!
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Real World Occlusion

Join us September 18 at the Boston Center for Dental Education at Trinity Dental for the upcoming Yankee Institute course Real World Occlusion. The evening includes a complimentary light dinner and attendees will earn 3 CEUs.


Through innovative website design and marketing solutions, ProSites has helped more than 7,500 dental professionals accelerate growth and attract new patients. As an MDS member, you'll get up to 70% off the initial website set-up fee!
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Attention Dental Assistants

Dental assistant licenses are due for renewal by October 31, 2019. Per BORID regulations, all dental assistants must obtain 12 CEUs during the two-year cycle, including courses in CDC guidelines and BLS for health care providers.
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Delta Audit Task Force

MDS President Dr. Janis Moriarty has announced the formation of the Delta Audit Task Force, which will work with Delta representatives to better understand the audit process and make recommendations to Delta and the MDS Board of Trustees.
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Leadership Academy

Do you want to improve your leadership skills and learn how to succeed in a changing dental practice landscape? Attend the First District Leadership Academy and receive complimentary Yankee Dental Congress registration.
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2020 CDT Resource

This coding resource from the ADA will help you ensure that you are coding accurately for fewer claims rejections and faster reimbursement. ADA members can even purchase the kit for a special reduced price.

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Serve on a Committee

Interested in getting more involved in your profession and volunteering your time and talents? Apply to serve on an MDS Committee! Applications for Committees must be submitted by July 31, 2019.
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New Henry Schein Promotion

The Henry Schein Preferred Pricing Program helps active MDS members cut costs and reduce their overhead expenses, creating a more effective and efficient practice. Get 10% off your first Connections order as a new member of the program!
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PFML Law Deadline Extended

The Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law that requires employers to provide eligible employees with up to 26 weeks of paid, job-protected family and medical leave in a single benefit year has had a statute change. The contribution withholding date is now delayed until October 1, 2019.

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HR Services

HR2fit is a human resources partner delivering Fortune 500 quality service to the Massachusetts dental profession. It offers a complete array of HR services, with an emphasis on excellent onsite service, scaled to fit your dental practice.
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Membership for Your Staff

Did you know that your MDS membership includes complimentary membership for your staff? If you haven’t taken advantage of this member benefit already, encourage your staff to enroll today and share the perks of membership, including continuing education and more.

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MDS Connection May June 2019

In the latest MDS Connection, read about the member who came to the aid of a WWII veteran. Also in this issue: Beacon Hill Day recap.
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PureLife's mission is to make a positive difference in human and environmental health. They offer an affordable mail-back program for sharps, amalgam, medical, and X-ray waste, saving MDS members hundreds of dollars over traditional pick-up services.

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Using Electronic Records Safely

While electronic records are definitely an asset, they also present challenges. This article from the Spring 2019 Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society explains how to protect your records—and your practice.
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MDS Clinician Corner

NEW at Yankee 2020, the MDS clinician corner offers courses at NO CHARGE for MDS members! On Thursday, January 30, five MDS member dentists will be offering one-hour continuing education courses exploring a variety of topics addressing clinical dentistry and practice management.

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Delta Audit Practices

The MDS has recently been contacted by numerous member dentists who are being audited by Delta Dental of Massachusetts and who feel that this is an inappropriate intrusion into the relationship between dentists and their patients. The MDS reviewed these members’ complaints and believes these complaints merit further investigation.

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MA Paid FMLA Webinar

On July 1, Massachusetts employers are subject to the new state Paid Family and Medical Leave law and must begin submitting contributions on behalf of workers and covered individuals. If you missed the webinar hosted by MDS, watch the recording the learn how to be in compliance with the new law.

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New Labor Law Posters

With the new Paid Family and Medical Leave law going into effect on July 1, you must update your state labor law posters. MDS Member Savings Program partner J.J. Keller & Associates provides federal/state employment law poster sets, as well as a poster update service.

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Save Time & Money on Payroll. OnPay makes payroll easy, so dentists can focus on what they do best. Get full-service payroll and award-winning support.
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TeamSmile at Fenway Park

TeamSmile is once again partnering with the Boston Red Sox! Dental professionals will be providing care to Boston-area children at Fenway Park on Friday, May 3. Volunteer positions have been filled, but stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities. 

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Tufts Signing Day

Tufts Dental School held a Signing Day for graduating students, who heard from MDS Vice President Dr. Mary Jane Hanlon and Dr. Claire McCarthy, representing the MDS Membership Committee. All students signing up for MDS and ADA membership received a gift bag!
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ADA 10 Under 10

Congratulations to MDS member Dr. Kadambari "Kady" Rawal, who was selected as an ADA 10 Under 10 for her impressive outreach efforts in Boston and India, along with her extensive clinical practice work.
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ASDA Speaker of the House

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine third-year student Anisha Pandya was recently elected national speaker of the house of the American Student Dental Association (ASDA).
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Anesthesiology Recognized

On March 11, the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards adopted a resolution to recognize dental anesthesiology as a dental specialty, making it one of only 10 recognized dental specialties.
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The MDS at Boston University

Graduating students from BU's School of Dental Medicine received gift bags at their graduation meetings last week to celebrate signing up for ADA/MDS membership. Stay tuned to MDS on Instagram to see more signing day photos.
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Periodontal Code Changes

There will be new code/benefit frequency and limitation regulatory changes for certain periodontal codes for the MassHealth and Health Safety Net dental programs that will take effect April 22. It was previously announced the changes would take effect March 22.

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Clinicians Corner

In this Journal article, a patient presented for treatment of a persistent white patch on his left lower lip. He said he spends a good deal of time in the sun and that his lower lip often feels “chapped.”
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Hygienist License Renewal

All dental hygienists must renew their licenses by March 31, 2019, if they haven't done so already. Be sure to fulfill all requirements before the end of the month!

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Legislative Agenda

A new legislative session has kicked off on Beacon Hill, and the MDS is advocating for several bills that would impact you, your dental practice, and the oral health of the Commonwealth.
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Dental Health for Kids

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Massachusetts Dental Society offers parents, caregivers, and teachers five ways to help children establish good oral health habits at an early age.
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Yankee Rebate 2019-2020

If you're an MDS member and spent more than $2500 on the Exhibit Hall Floor at the 2019 Yankee Dental Congress, you could attend Yankee Dental 2020 for free.

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2019-2020 MDS Officers

The 2019 House of Delegates has elected the following officers for the 2019-2020 term:

- President: Dr. Janis Moriarty
- President-elect: Dr. MaryJane Hanlon
- Vice President: Dr. Meredith Bailey
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10 Under Ten Awards 2020

Congratulations to this year's 10 Under Ten Award honorees! Each of the recipients was recognized for their contributions to the profession, their community, and/or organized dentistry.
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10 Under Ten Awards 2019

Congratulations to this year's 10 Under Ten Award honorees! Each of the recipients was recognized for their contributions to the profession, their community, and/or organized dentistry.
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Tobacco and Vaping

The U.S. Surgeon General has called the recent surge in youth vaping an “epidemic." Help educate patients on the risks associated with tobacco, vaping, and e-cigarettes with information from the MDS.
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Yankee Award Recipients

Congratulations to Revere dentist and MDS Past President Dr. Charles Silvius, recipient of the prestigious James W. Etherington Award, and all of the dental professionals honored at the Yankee Dental Congress!
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Host Your Legislator

With a new legislative session just around the corner, it’s time to strengthen your relationships with legislators. Contact the MDS Government Affairs team to schedule a grassroots visit at your practice.

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Save with Schein

The Henry Schein Preferred Pricing Program helps active MDS members save money and reduce their overhead expenses, creating a more effective and efficient practice. Get 10% off your first Connections order as a new member of the program!
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Discouraging DIY Dentistry

The ADA discourages the use of DIY dental treatments, such as teeth straightening kits, veneers, and bruxism devices. DIY treatments can have long-term and possibly irreparable effects.
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Take the Fear Out of Debt

This Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society article looks at how you can increase income and improve cash flow by purchasing a business and paying practice debt first.
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CVS and the ADA Team Up

CVS and the ADA have created a national campaign designed to help fill members' empty chair time. This campaign allows customers to use the ADA Find-A-Dentist tool to search for a local ADA dentist.
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Back-to-School Exams

Now is a great time to start encouraging parents to schedule their back-to-school checkup. Ease their worries by sharing the ADA’s 8 Secrets to a Successful Back-to-School Dental Checkup.
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Are You Prepared

Is your office equipped for an emergency? In this video from MDS Member Savings Partner HealthFirst, Dr. John Graham explains the ADA guidelines on medical emergency practice readiness.

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ADA TV is a user-friendly, high-tech entertainment and marketing system for waiting rooms that empowers you to customize and stream content to patients while they wait.
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Help Increase Access to Care

The MDS Foundation needs your help to fulfill our mission to improve oral health in vulnerable populations across the Commonwealth. A small donation will increase access to dental care for many!

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Midlevel Compromise Update

The Legislature concluded its formal session on July 31 and the compromise comprehensive oral health bill was unfortunately unable to pass before the Legislature concluded its formal session.
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SDF in Dental Treatment

Results of laboratory studies and clinical trials have suggested that SDF is more effective than other fluoride agents to halt the caries process. This webinar provides an overview of the use of SDF.
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License Renewal Issue

If you did not answer the MassHealth ORP enrollment attestation questions correctly during licensure renewal, you must contact BORID for information on how to comply with the licensure requirements.
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Membership Outreach Award

The ADA has recognized the MDS for our membership outreach efforts with the greatest percentage of fourth-year reduced dues payers converting to full dues membership.

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ADA Announces Opioid Policy

In what could be the first of its kind the policy new supports: mandatory pain management CE; statutory limits on opioid dosage and duration; and dentists utilizing prescription drug monitoring programs.

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MDS Member Talks Medicaid

Dr. Ronald Maitland's op-ed on the Medicaid dental care system was published in The Berkshire Eagle. He discusses how low-income communities are being shortchanged and how to help.
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Tufts Celebrating 150 Years

Congratulations to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine on celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Tufts has curated an online exhibition and will host anniversary events throughout the year.
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MDS Life Member Profile

The Harvard Crimson featured Harvard School of Dental Medicine Dean, Bruce Donoff, detailing his career as chief of service for oral and maxillofacial surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Certification Renewal

All dentists who received a notice from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection must renew the certification on their amalgam separator. The renewal cycle is now every two years.
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Foundation Grant Recipients

The MDS Foundation has awarded grants to five deserving organizations to increase access to care in underserved areas and improve oral health outcomes for Massachusetts residents.
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Sexual Harassment Training

MDS Member Savings Program partner Smart Training and the MDS are offering member offices a sexual harassment prevention training package at a discounted rate.
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IV Fluid Shortage

As a result of damage to Puerto Rico's electrical grid, there has been a shortage of IV fluids available to dental and health care providers. The FDA expects this shortage to improve early this year.
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New 2019 CDT Resource

This coding resource from the ADA will help you ensure that you are coding accurately for fewer claims rejections and faster reimbursement. ADA members can even purchase the kit for a special reduced price!
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Good Samaritan Dentist

MDS member Dr. Dmitry Merzon was featured in the news for aiding a driver who rolled his vehicle on the Mass Pike. Along with other Good Samaritans, he assisted the driver and provided first aid.
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MDS Demands Aspen Pull Ads

MDS legal counsel Goulston & Storrs received a letter from Aspen Dental general counsel responding to our November 7, 2017 letter stating the ads will cease airing at the end of December.

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Oral Cancer Guidelines

The ADA released the updated "Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Evaluation of Potentially Malignant Disorders in the Oral Cavity," to help dentists appropriately evaluate patients.
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