ARD 9th Annual Meeting
The Association of Retiring Dentists and the American Association of Disabled Dentists will hold a joint Annual Meeting on October 27, 2017, in Manchester, NH.
Have a piece of equipment to sell? Looking for a new associate dentist? Find employment opportunities and more on the MDS classified advertising page.
The MDS Resource Center
The MDS is happy to provide members with practice resources, patient education brochures, and oral hygiene products at no cost.
CE Registry Online 24/7
Log in to your MDS CE Registry
to track and enter your CEUs. Click the NEW CEU
button on the right to enter CE credit details.
The MDS Pushes DOI to Act
In late June, MDS legal counsel delivered a letter to the Division of Insurance (DOI) strongly urging them to act on the MDS’s January request to review the Delta transition situation.
NBC Addresses Anesthesia
On Sunday, NBC reported on the risk of sedating children during dental procedures and anesthesia deaths in the dental chair. Your patients' parents may have questions.
New Dentist Money™ Podcast
Lee Slaton, vice president of the healthcare division at MDS Member Savings Program partner Smart Training, covers some of the most common misconceptions dentists have about OSHA compliance.
Listen to Podcast
Responding to a Cyber Attack
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services now has resources to help health care providers respond to a cyber attack. Download this useful checklist
Sugary Drink Tax Testimony
The MDS submitted testimony to the state legislature regarding An Act to Promote Healthy Alternatives to Sugary Drinks, which would enact an excise tax on all sugar-sweetened-beverages sold in Massachusetts.
Delta Salaries Highlighted
Yesterday's Boston Globe article on Delta Dental executives’ pay shows that MDS efforts are having an impact. MDS encourages you to share this article with your legislators and help us move the MDS Delta multipronged strategy forward.
Members Have a Blast
The team, sponsored by the Dentist Health and Wellness Committee, ran and walked through the winding course while being dusted with colorful chalk.
Dentistry is a high-stress profession. Understanding how our stress response works and how to manage it can make the difference in maintaining a satisfying career.
Stay Up-to-Date on Legislation
Learn more about the status of the important legislation currently being heard on Beacon Hill that affects you and your dental practice. We also offer critical information on grassroots and political action initiatives.
Poll Shows Widespread Concern
A recent poll commissioned by the MDS revealed that 73% of Massachusetts respondents do not feel comfortable allowing mid-level dental practitioners to perform irreversible procedures (e.g., drilling and extractions) without direct supervision by a dentist.
Ten Under 10
In the latest issue of the Journal of the Massachusetts Dental Society
, meet the 10 members selected by the New Dentist Committee
as the 2017 Ten Under 10-the future of the dental profession and organized dentistry. See page 38.
MDS Leadership Institute
Gain the tools and insight needed to improve your leadership effectiveness and learn to think strategically about emerging institutional and informational needs, changing expectations, new technologies, and your long-range plans.
Member Assistance Center
The MDS Member Assistance Center (MAC) is ready for your call. Contact us today at 508.480.9797, option #5, to get your practice management questions answered.
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Pain Management Webinar
Were you unable to attend the April 12 session of the MDS complimentary pain management webinar? As an exclusive member benefit, you have the opportunity to watch the recorded session and qualify for 2 CE credits.
Consider Making a Contribution
The MDS Political Action Committee (MDS-PAC) works to support pro-dentistry legislators, candidates, and initiatives in an effort to promote positive public policy, protect the interests of dentistry at the State House, and ensure informed decision making on Beacon Hill.
Learn About the Issues
Unable to attend Beacon Hill Day? You can still be a part of the MDS grassroots effort! Learn about the issues your MDS colleagues discussed with legislators at the State House.
Receive a complimentary MDS t-shirt or hat when you request your 2017 membership card! (While supplies last.) You can request your card by calling the Member Assistance Center at 800.342.8747 or by filling out the online Membership Card Request Form.
MDS Online Store
Looking for a way to show off your MDS pride? Check out our new online store and order some high-quality, custom MDS apparel! Thanks to our partnership with Lands' End
, you'll receive a 10% discount.
Dentaquest, the third-party administrator for MassHealth, has resolved a recent claim-processing issue that may have resulted in denials for some services.
How Do You Compare?
The Department of Public Health provides information annually to prescribers on how they are prescribing Schedule II and III opioids compared to prescribers within their specialty.
Labor Law Posters Update
Did you know that new mandatory changes have been made to the state's Wage and Hours Laws poster for 2017? If your poster doesn't reflect these updates, you are not in compliance.
Prescriber Enrollment Delayed
The CMS has once again delayed enforcement of the Medicare Part D prescriber enrollment requirement. Providers now need to enroll by January 2, 2019.
MetLife EFT Policy Change
MetLife told the ADA that dentists can opt-out of EFT reimbursements if they do not have the technology to support it.