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Read the latest news and announcements from the Massachusetts Dental Society as well as media coverage on the dental profession, our organization, and our members.

Dentists Administering Vaccines

Dental Professionals as COVID-19 Vaccinators

January 13, 2021 – Dr. Abe Abdul spoke to Boston25 News about dental professionals being included in the state’s pool of COVID-19 vaccinators.
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Delta Dental Letter

Delta Dental CEO Sends Letter to Governor Baker Advocating for Dentists to Receive Vaccine

January 13, 2021 – The MDS applauds the letter and appreciates the support from Delta Dental.

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Vaccine Advocacy

MDS President Asks for Clarity on Vaccines for Dentists

January 7, 2021 – Dr. MaryJane Hanlon spoke to local media outlets to express frustration on behalf of members who want to know when they’ll be vaccinated.
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New Executive Director

MDS Welcomes New Executive Director

January 11, 2021 – Association veteran Kevin C. Monteiro, CAE, has been appointed the organization’s new Executive Director.

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Media Highlights for 2020

Ten MDS Media Highlights in 2020

December 21, 2020 – We have chosen 10 MDS media highlights from the year to feature as we wrap up 2020.
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Vaccine Boston 25

Boston 25 on Dentists Administering Vaccines

December 11, 2020 – Dr. MaryJane Hanlon discussed Massachusetts dentists administering the COVID-19 vaccine to their patients, colleagues, and staff.
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Vaccine Administration

MDS Adopts Policy Regarding Dentists Administering Vaccines

December 10, 2020 – Dentists have the knowledge and skills to administer critical vaccines, including COVID-19.
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Pandemic Safety

Dentists Stress Safety of Going to Routine Appointments

November 23, 2020 – MDS member dentists spoke about what Massachusetts dental practices are experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ADA Safe Dental Care

ADA: Dental Care Should Continue During Pandemic

November 17, 2020 – The ADA issued a statement that dental care can continue to be delivered safely, and that dental care is essential health care.

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Pandemic Stress and Oral Health

Dentists Report Uptick in Cracked Teeth Due to Stress

November 13, 2020 – Dr. Vincent Mariano is seeing a significant increase in patients needing functional mouth guards.
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2021 State Budget

Budget Plan Seeks Expanded Dental Coverage

November 11, 2020 – MDS President Dr. MaryJane Hanlon speaks about the House version of the fiscal 2021 state budget.
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Drilling Down on Dentistry

Drilling Down on Dentistry

October 8, 2020 – MDS President Dr. MaryJane Hanlon reflects on the challenges Massachusetts dentists are facing and why dentistry is critically important to our local communities.

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