Press Release: Eastern Dentists Insurance Company (EDIC) Announces Appointment of New Board Chair, Stephen McKenna, DMD, effective June 2, 2024.

Dr. McKenna hails from a long line of orthodontists, with the first McKenna Orthodontics office opening in 1918, McKenna Orthodontics is potentially the oldest ...
June 18, 2024

Westborough, MA, June 18, 2024— Eastern Dentists Insurance Company (EDIC) announced today that Stephen McKenna, DMD has been elected as Chair of the Board of Directors effective June 2, 2024. EDIC is a leading provider of dental professional liability insurance in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states.

Dr. McKenna, an EDIC Board Director since 2003, has played a crucial role in EDIC’s success. Dr. McKenna hails from a long line of orthodontists, with the first McKenna Orthodontics office opening in 1918, McKenna Orthodontics is potentially the oldest continuously operated orthodontics practice in the country. He has received numerous awards, has held leadership roles in organizations including The Massachusetts Dental Society, Massachusetts Association of Orthodontists, Valley District Dental Society, and is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontics, Northeast Society of Orthodontics, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

“The mission of EDIC is to provide exceptional service and coverage, ensuring that insureds feel supported by a knowledgeable ally,” said Dr. McKenna. “The Board of Trustees, including thirteen experienced dentists and one insurance regulator, understands the daily challenges faced by insureds. Reflecting the commitment to being “By Dentists, For Dentists,” the Board has become more diverse, and three of the six Committee Chairs are now held by women. Under the former Board leadership of Dr. Richard LoGuercio, EDIC has become a respected dental malpractice company, well positioned to protect practices from external influences. Thank you Dr. LoGuercio for your dedication and unwavering commitment to the company.”

As Chair, Dr. McKenna will oversee EDIC’s Board of Directors alongside the recently elected Board Executive Committee: Dr. Michael Cooper (Vice Chair), Dr. Barry Brodil (Treasurer), and Dr. Peter Arsenault (Secretary). During his term, Dr. McKenna will prioritize working with the Board to further EDIC’s mission and execute on its strategic framework. “Dr. McKenna has been an incredible champion of EDIC and its vision throughout his entire tenure on our Board,” said Ed Carroll, Esq., President & CEO of EDIC. “I am confident that Dr. McKenna’s leadership will continue the success of EDIC well into the future.”

Dr. McKenna, a Tufts University School of Dental Medicine graduate with postgraduate studies in orthodontics and a pediatric residency at New England Medical Center, resides with his wife Ellen in Longmeadow, MA. He has three adult children, including a daughter, Catherine, who is a general dentist in Boston. Dr. McKenna and his business partner, Dr. Michael Caban, operate five orthodontic offices in central Massachusetts.

“As a third-generation orthodontist, I am dedicated to advancing EDIC to become the gold standard in dental malpractice insurance. With President Ed Carroll and his outstanding team, I am confident we will achieve great success.”

About EDIC – Founded in 1992, Eastern Dentists Insurance Company (EDIC) is a mutual-based company in Westborough, MA, governed by dentists and owned by dental policyholders. Committed to supporting dentistry and dental education, EDIC now serves thousands of dental professionals in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, and Indiana.

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