The dental practice landscape is changing dramatically. The profession is encountering advanced delivery systems, technology innovations, new regulations, and changing insurance markets. Staying informed on emerging issues and providing superior service to your patients is paramount to your success.

For more than 150 years, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) has supported the needs of dental professionals in the Commonwealth. Look around your community—80% of dentists in Massachusetts turn to the MDS for guidance, education, protection, and focused advocacy. By joining the MDS, you have access to an established support system of experienced colleagues and dedicated staff who are motivated to support you today and prepare you for the future. Whether you are looking for education, practice guidance, protection, or for a stronger voice in government, you have come to the right place.

Membership for Dentists

Membership in the MDS is a three-tiered structure, offering you great benefits and comprehensive representation at the national, state and local levels.

MDS members are dentists in good standing who actively practice dentistry under a license to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Active members may also be dentists in good standing who are engaged in activities furthering the mission of this Society, including teachers, interns and residents affiliated with recognized educational or health institutions, or who are engaged in activities of governmental dental service.


Membership for Dental Students

Dental students in one of the three Boston dental schools (Boston University, Harvard, Tufts) are members of the MDS and can enjoy the full benefits of membership. A predoctoral student of a dental school accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association is classified as a student member. Student members can access all MDS benefits for an annual dues rate of $5 (included in tuition). 

A dentist who is engaged full-time in an advanced training course or a residency program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Dental Association is classified as a graduate student member. Graduate student members have access to all MDS benefits for an annual dues rate of $10.


Membership for Allied Dental Health Professionals

Dental Hygienists | Dental Assistants | Dental Personnel

Demonstrate your professionalism and commitment to dentistry by becoming an Allied Dental Health Professional (ADHP) member of the MDS. 


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