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MaryJane Hanlon Sworn in as Massachusetts Dental Society President

SOUTHBOROUGH — The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), a 5,000-member professional association and statewide constituent of the American Dental Assoc., announced that MaryJane Hanlon, DMD, assumed the role of president of the MDS on July 1. She was ceremonially sworn in as the 157th president of the MDS during the annual session of the MDS house of delegates, the society’s supreme authoritative body, held Jan. 29 in Boston.

“In her roles within the MDS and organized dentistry to date, Dr. Hanlon brings unique experience, valuable perspectives, and a passion for dentistry that is contagious,” Executive Director Conor McNulty said. “We are excited and honored to have her lead the organization at such a pivotal time in dentistry and healthcare for the coming year.”

Hanlon most recently served on the MDS board of trustees as president-elect. She succeeds Janis Moriarty, DMD, who will continue to serve on the MDS board as immediate past president. Hanlon is only the fourth woman to serve as president in the society’s history.

Hanlon is associate dean for Clinical Affairs and assistant professor in the department of Comprehensive Care at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She joined the school, her alma mater, as a full-time faculty member in 2014 after maintaining a private general dental practice in Lexington for 15 years.