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School of Dental Medicine

Mary-Jane Hanlon

Associate Dean

Mary-Jane Hanlon

Mary-Jane Hanlon

Associate Dean

Phone (617) 636-6783
3rd Floor
1 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111

Mary Jane Hanlon, D97, is the interim associate dean of clinical affairs. Dr. Hanlon is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She has served the Massachusetts Dental Society as chair of the Council of Public Affairs and chair of the Council of Dental Education, and currently serves as trustee for the Middlesex District.

In addition to her trustee duties, she was scientific co-chair for the Yankee Dental Congress in 2011, 2012, and 2015, scientific chair for 2014, and will be general chair for 2017. She has remained involved with Tufts as a reunion class co-chair and is currently co-chair of the Dental M Club.

Dr. Hanlon has a B.S. in biology from Worcester State College, an associate degree in dental hygiene from Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, an M.B.A. from Suffolk University, and a D.M.D. from TUSDM.

Executive Master of Business Administration, Suffolk University, 2012
Dentariae Medicinae Doctoris, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1997
Dental Hygiene Certificate, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, 1982
B. S. Biology, Worcester State College, 1979
Professional Experience: 

Interim Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Co-Chair, Dental M Club, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Assistant Dean, Predoctoral Clinic Administration, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Practice Coordinator, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine


Owner, Designer Smiles of Lexington


Volunteer Dentist, Massachusetts Access To Care Van, Massachusetts Dental Society


Associate Dentist, Office of Dr. Winthrop W. Harrington, Lincoln, MA


Dental Hygienist, Healthdrive, Newton, MA

Selected Honors and Awards: 
Full Scholarship from ADA to attend Institute for Teaching and Learning, AAL, 2015
Great Leader Scholarship, Suffolk University, 2010
William Mckenna Volunteer Hero Recipient, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2009
Ten under Ten Recipient, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2008
Leadership Institute, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2007
Guest Board Member, Massachusetts Dental Society, 2007
Professional Memberships: 
American Dental Association, Member
Massachusetts Dental Society, Member
Academy of General Dentistry, Member
American Association of Women Dentists, Member
Pierre Fauchard Academy, Member
New England MasterTrack, Member, Treasurer
International College of Dentists, Member
American College of Dentists, Member