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Dr. MaryJane Hanlon Takes Office as MDS President

MaryJane Hanlon, DMDJuly 1, 2020 – The MDS is pleased to welcome MaryJane Hanlon, DMD, as President for the 2020-2021 governance year. Dr. 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, was ceremonially sworn in as the 157th president of the MDS during the MDS House of Delegates Annual Session held January 29 in Boston. She most recently served on the MDS Board of Trustees as President-Elect and was previously Trustee of the Middlesex District Dental Society. Only the fourth woman to serve as President in the Society’s history, Dr. Hanlon succeeds Janis Moriarty, DMD, who will continue to serve on the Board as Immediate Past President.

The 2020-2021 governance year also marks the Society’s initial phase-in to Regional Trustees, per the MDS’s governance reform, including three Regional Trustees and one At-Large Trustee. The following Regional Trustees were elected at the 2020 House of Delegates and their terms start today, July 1, 2020:

  • Dr. John Gusha—Region 2 (Wachusett and Worcester)
  • Dr. Paul McGrath—Region 3 (Cape Cod, South Shore, and Southeastern)
  • Dr. Michael Mayr—Region 5 (Boston and North Metropolitan)
  • Dr. Jennifer Korzeb—At-Large Trustee

The Board also welcomes Moritza Morell, DMD, a pediatric dentist in Andover, as Merrimack Valley District Trustee, and four new Guest Board Members:

  • Daniel Gonzalez, DMD, a pediatric dentist from Cambridge
  • Jasmine Khedkar, DMD, a general dentist from Quincy
  • Anisha Pandya, DMD, a general dentist from Boston
  • Tyler Sanslow, DMD, a general dentist from Boston