Southeastern District Dental Society

SEDDS Cities and Towns

Central Village
Fall River
New Bedford
North Attleboro
South Attleboro

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District Meetings and Events

Southeastern District meetings begin with hospitality at 6:00 P.M., followed by dinner and lecture at 6:30 P.M. (unless otherwise noted).

To register for the event or for more information, please contact Francesca Fusaro at or (508) 540-2594.

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Employee Embezzlement and Fraud: Detection, Protection and Prosecution. Speaker, Dr. Donald P. Lewis, Jr. 7CEU's for full day attendance (please have ADA and/or AGD numbers with you).
    Location: White's of Westport, 66 State Rd, Westport, MA


    Continental breakfast at 8AM; meeting begins at 9AM; lunch break; meeting ends at 4PM

    $135 dentists and accountants; $55 spouses and office managers

    Speaker: Donald P. Lewis, Jr., DDS, CFE - is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and is currently in private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He has earned the designation of "Certified Fraud Examiner" (CFE) from the Board of Regents of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and is a highly sought after and respected lecturer on the subject of white-collar crime. He has presented seminars to health care professional, accountants and legal professionals across the US and Canada.

    Attacking the small business owner with a variety of different "Scams" and "Schemes," white-collar criminals are stealing each and every day! On the average, 4 out of 10 healthcare offices are or will be victims of fraud and embezzlement.

    This seminar gives the attendee take-home, proven internal controls to safeguard their assets. This seminar is designed so attendees can empower themselves with enough knowledge to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. It also provides attendees the needed tools to recognize fraud and embezzlement and provides a step-by-step action plan for prevention and prosecution.

    • Learn from Actual "Embezzled Cases."
    • Establish a system of Proven Internal Controls to protect your revenues.
    • Identify the Dishonest Employee - Learn the classic identifying traits of a dishonest employee.
    • Prevent employing a dishonest employee in your practice.
    • What is involved in the discovery and investigation of fraud and embezzlement.

    Topics include: Computer Fraud, Payroll Schemes, Check Tampering, Bogus Invoice Schemes, and False Refunds and Voids. The topic of Computer Fraud is approached in a manner to make the Computer Fraud easily discovered.

  • Friday, May 15, 2015 - Details TBD.
    Location: Clam Bake at Francis Farm Francis Farm

Executive Meetings

  • Schedule TBD


The above events are held at one the following locations unless otherwise noted:

White's of Westport
(Bridge Room)
66 State Rd
Westport, MA 02790

Stoneforge Restaurant
90 Paramount Dr
Raynham, MA 02767

Fireside Grille
30 Bedford Street
Middleboro, MA 02346


Past Meetings

  • Friday, April 8, 2015 - Executive meeting
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Meeting the Challenges of Being a Dentist and an Employer. Speaker, Attorney Brian Hatch
  • Thursday, February 11, 2015 - Executive meeting
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - How to Avoid Falling off the Cliff (Risk Management). Speaker, Deb Udey (EDIC)
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - An Efficient Infection Control Program Begins With a Solid Foundation. Speaker, Mary Beth O'Brien
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - Executive meeting
  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - Executive meeting
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Are You HIPPA Compliant? Speaker, Attorney Brian Hatch
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Executive Meeting
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District Documents and Resources



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New Members

The Southeastern District would like to welcome the following doctors:

  • Genevieve Garris, DMD is working in Raynham. She graduated from Tufts in 2014.
  • Nicholas Baldelli, DMD is working in Lakeville, MA. He graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2013.
  • Ashley M. Gomes, DMD is working at Rockdale Dental Associates. She graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2014.
  • Patricia Castillo, DMD is working at Advanced Dental Care of Norton. She graduated from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 1998, then Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with a Pediatric specialty in 1996.
  • Mrugank Sardhara, DDS is working in New Bedford. He graduated from University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2012.



District Leadership (June 2014 - June 2015)


 Doherty Mark


Mark J. Doherty, DMD
(508) 946-4945

Chris Peluso, DMD
Two Second St
Attleboro, MA 02703
(508) 222-9931



Kevin J. Wendell, DDS
1021 Main Rd
Westport, MA 02790
(508) 636-5111

Vice Chair
Marly Gomes, DMD
49 State Rd #101
Dartmouth, MA 02747
(508) 999-2234

Lisa M. Carvalho, DMD
499 Rockdale Ave
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 992-4608


Christopher L. Marco, DMD
559 Ashley Blvd
New Bedford, MA 02745-5403
(508) 995-5105

Neil L. Oliveira, DMD
2856 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA 02745-1618
(508) 998-1232

Administrative Office
Francesca A. Fusaro, RDH
41 Oak Grove Ave
East Falmouth, MA
(508) 540-2594

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