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All our professionals at Commonwealth Mobile Oral Health Services (CMOHS) maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Mark J. Doherty DMD, MPH, CCPH, President and CEO

He is the President of and CEO for Commonwealth Mobile Oral Health Services. Dr. Doherty launched CMOHS in the early-1980s to provide oral health services for disadvantaged children and adolescents who were unable to access dental care. Through the use of high-quality portable oral health equipment, Dr. Doherty was able to bring dental care to schools, state residential programs and other sites where children were located, removing barriers to care, restoring children with untreated dental disease to optimum oral health and providing preventive services to keep children healthy and disease-free.

Dr. Mark Doherty served as the Executive Director for the DentaQuest Institute, and since the program's inception, had been the Director of the Safety Net Solutions program, which provided technical assistance and practice management consulting to safety net dental programs. Safety Net Solutions  provided TA to over 500 Safety Net dental programs. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Doherty served as the Director of Oral Health Services at DHMSC an FQHC in Boston, MA. In addition to his role at the DentaQuest Institute, Dr. Doherty currently serves as the Chief Dental Officer for the TOHC and for CMOHS, which provides portable oral health care to the underserved at sites throughout Massachusetts. CMOHS has provided over three million dental services to safety net children in Massachusetts over the life of the program.

Dr. Doherty serves as the Chair of the Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual Steering Committee, as a member of the National Network for Oral Health Access Practice Management Committee, a member of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau National Advisory Committee for School-based Dental Programs, and as a Massachusetts representative of the National Governor's Council on Oral Health. He holds faculty appointments at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston University School of Dentistry and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Throughout Dr. Doherty's career in community oral health, he has been recognized for his service and professionalism. In 2010, he received a national award in the "Best Practice Management Consultant" category from Dr. Bicuspid. He has also received the Sanctae Crucis Award from the College of Holy Cross and the Kathleen Crampton Award from the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. He was recently honored by the Boston Business Journal as one of their 2011 "Champions in Healthcare" for his tireless work on behalf of victims of oral health disparities.

Dr. Doherty received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania.


Mark E. Doherty DMD, CAGS, Chief Dental Officer and Executive Director 

Dr. Doherty Jr. is the Chief Dental Officer and Executive Director for CMOHS. He is a 2003 graduate of the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. He did his post-doctoral training at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy) and received his specialty degree in Endodontics in 2005. Dr. Doherty is also a partner at Southcoast Endodontics, serving southeast Massachusetts.

Dr. Doherty Jr. also serves as the CEO and co-founder of a  business that delivers convenient, full-service onsite dental care to employees at their workplace.  In addition, Dr. Doherty Jr. as served as a clinical instructor for the Post Graduate Endodontic Residents at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.  He serves as an expert witness in dental matters, and held an administrative role for the Taunton Oral Health Center as the Dental Director.

Dr. Doherty Jr. is a member of the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Southeastern District Dental Society, the American Association of Endodontists, the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists and the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity. Dr. Doherty Jr. is the Past Chair for the Southeastern District Dental Society, served on the program committee for the Yankee Dental Congress and was a recipient of the 2012 "Ten under 10" award from the Massachusetts Dental Society for making a significant contribution to the field of dentistry.