Massachusetts academy of pediatric dentistry

Our Mission

We are an organization of individuals whose primary concern is to promote the oral health of, and to be the advocates for, infants, children, adolescents and people with special health care needs. Our academy represents the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the purpose of achieving a high and ethical standard of practice, promotion of education, and research in pediatric dentistry. This academy represents its membership as a liaison to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, health care groups, governmental agencies, and the community at large.

Upcoming events

    • October 17, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sheraton 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA 02494

    LGBTQIA+ Oral Health Equity - A Pediatric Perspective

    Presenter:  Tyler Sanslow, DMD

    When:  Monday October 17th, 2022 @ 6:30pm     (2 CEUs)

    Where :  Sheraton Needham


    Dr. Tyler Sanslow is a general dentist at Fenway Health, a community health center in Boston, MA, with the mission of caring for the LGBTQIA+ community. He graduated in 2017 from the University of Kentucky College Of Dentistry and is pursuing an MPH. He is an active member of organized dentistry, currently serving as Boston District Dental Society Chair, as well as serving on the MDS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force and Ethics Committee. He is a past MDS Guest Board Member & MDS 10 Under 10 recipient.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain LGBTQIA+ & DEI terminology & concepts
    • Describe health disparities in LGBTQIA+ populations and their relevance to dentistry
    • Apply best practices in serving LGBTQIA+ patients, specifically as they apply to pediatric patients and their parents/guardians

    ***VOTE YES ON 2 - our colleague Kristine Grazioso will provide information about this important initiative to set spending rules for dental insurance companies for the benefit of our patients. ***

    Please save this date on your calendar!


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Treasurer, Derek Zurn, DDS, MS
966-C Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

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