L. Kay Mash, DDS joined the MB2 team in June 2012 as the Clinical Advisor to MB2 practicing dentists. Dr. Mash assists in the development and implementation of educational and compliance-based programs for MB2 practicing dentists. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry and has been involved in dental education for over thirty-five years. Dr. Mash is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at TAMU-Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. At TAMU-Baylor College of Dentistry Dr. Mash directs the pre-clinical lecture and laboratory courses in Operative Dentistry, and serves as both a clinical faculty member and group leader.
Dr. Mash considers teaching to be her most important calling. She wrote and illustrated the manual used by her students to prepare and restore teeth. The Dallas County Dental Society awarded Dr. Mash the first-ever Dental Faculty Award and Baylor College of Dentistry awarded her Teacher of the Year, which Dr. Mash considers to be a few of her greatest honors. She is also a member of the American College of Dentists.
For the past 25 years, Dr. Mash has visited Russia annually where she serves as the invited international judge at a regional dental student competition held annually in Moscow. She has also developed an extensive art and architectural history program for children, which she has shared with 5th and 6th grade students in a local parochial school for the past 25 years. She and her husband, Anthony J. Aragona, enjoy travel and spending time with their family – which now include 2 young grandsons, Enzo and Luca Aragona.
“Working at MB2 has not only given me the opportunity to meet many talented and committed individuals in the expanding oral health care community, but has also allowed me to renew friendships with many former students who are now successful members of the dental profession. So many regulatory changes occur within dentistry that it can be difficult for a busy practitioner to stay current. It’s exciting to be part of a team that helps our MB2 doctors achieve compliance with the latest directives and professional guidelines as they strive to deliver to their patients the very highest level of oral health care.” –Dr. L. Kay Mash