Members 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 Advisory Center at 800.342.8747.

Insurance and Coding

Insurance 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

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

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

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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Member Savings Program

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Member Savings Program
Member Savings

The Massachusetts Dental Society Member Savings Program is designed to help you save money, increase office efficiency, and motivate your staff, all while offering exceptional customer service. Best of all, these products and services are available to you right here, reducing the time you spend on research.

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Peer Review

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Peer Review
Peer ReviewIs there a problem with one of your patients? Are they not happy with the treatment or quality of care you have provided them? The Peer Review Program, conducted by the MDS, is available to help you and your patient resolve disputes. 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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Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness
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Health and Wellness
Health and WellnessThe single most valuable asset in any dental practice is the dentist and the dental team. Cultivating optimal health and work-life balance are essential to the maintenance of the person(s) without whom the practice would cease to exist. Wellness addresses physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, environmental, and social well-being. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. These two areas, health and wellness, combined impact every aspect of your life and impact your happiness. This is why the MDS has revitalized its Health and Wellness Committee to develop programs and services to improve the health and wellness of members.

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