Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Services Dr. Stephen Dulong to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry (BORID) on May 30, 2012. This is a volunteer position and is effective immediately.
Dr. Dulong will complete the Board position held by former Associate Professor and Director of Minority Affairs Dr. Gregory Stoute. When this term ends on April 18, 2014, Dr. Dulong may be eligible to apply for up to two additional five-year terms.
“After Dr. Stoute resigned his position on BORID, there was no one working in education on the Board,” Dr. Dulong explains. “I thought it was important for the Board to hear that perspective and that’s why I applied for the position.”
In a letter to Dr. Dulong, the Governor wrote, “Lieutenant Governor Murray and I appreciate your willingness to serve the Commonwealth in this capacity. Your experience and sound judgment will contribute substantially to the Board.”
Board Chair Dr. Mina Paul agrees: “Dr. DuLong possesses vast clinical experience and a solid academic background. We look forward to the valuable perspective that he will provide as a voting member of the Board.”
Dr. Dulong has worked with Board members previously. He belongs to a subcommittee investigating the possibility of licensing dentists to do Botox and dermal fillers. He is also an educational member of the steering committee for the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners (NERB), which BORID employs to give licensure exams.
BORID licenses the state’s dentists and dental hygienists; governs the practice of dentistry,
dental hygiene, and dental assisting; and investigates complaints against licensed dentists.
“I applaud Dr. Dulong for taking on this excellent opportunity to give back to the dental profession,” says Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter. “I am confident he will enjoy great success in this position as he and the other Board members work to uphold the ethical standards of our profession.”
Dr. Dulong is a member of and active in the American Association of Dental Boards, Cambridge Dental Study Club, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, American College of Dentists, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, and American Dental Education Association.
He holds a BA from Boston University and a DMD and CAGS in prosthetic dentistry from the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He was a founding member of the Restorative Dental Group of Cambridge from 1979 until his retirement from private practice in October 2011.