Oral Health Care
The Joint Committee on Public Health heard testimony from the MDS on five pieces of legislation
. The MDS urges all members to contact your state legislators to speak up for patients and our profession on these important issues.
Hurricane Irma Relief
Help dentists affected by Hurricane Irma by donating to the ADA Foundation Emergency Disaster Grant Program, which provides up to $2,000 in aid to eligible dentists who are victims of a disaster.
Member Savings Program
MDS members get exclusive discounts and first-rate customer service with our Member Savings Program partners—vendors chosen based on careful reviews of their products and services, as well as their ability to meet the needs of dental professionals.
Spot the Signs of Abuse
In Massachusetts, dentists are mandated reporters of abuse and neglect. The AAPD and AAP offer a new guide to help you identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect in patients.
Increasing MassHealth Rates
The MDS recently worked with State Rep. James Cantwell (D-Marshfield) on a letter to MassHealth urging the increase of reimbursement rates. The most recent MassHealth fee schedule
is now available.
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
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.
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.
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.
Contact the MDS
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.
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.
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.