Southeastern District Dental Society

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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, October 29, 2014 - An Efficient Infection Control Program Begins With a Solid Foundation. Speaker, Mary Beth O'Brien
    Location: Fireside Grille


    Your office should have a policy in place to prevent and control infectious and communicable diseases, and to provide a safe and sanitary environment of care, for patients, staff, and all others that enter your facility. The infection Control Program plays a major role in quality of care and it begins with a solid foundation.

    Our Speaker Mary Beth O'Brian will review the components of providing safe patient care in the dental/healthcare setting. Current infection control protocols and the planning, implementation and evaluation of your current program. An interactive discussion of risk assessment and how to identify what your practice may need for improvement. There will be an update on diseases and disease transmission theory, federal standards in place for hand hygiene, sterilization and instrument handling protocols, chemicals and devices appropriate for the healthcare setting, biofilm control and water line safety. We will provide you with the tools to actually implement the current standards and how to evaluate your program's effectiveness.

    Upon completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

    • Discuss the components of an infection control plan for providing safe patient care in the dental setting.
    • Have a better understanding of how to implement and evaluate and effective Infection Control program.
    • Understand the importance of identifying the potential for disease transmission in the dental setting and recommended practices to prevent disease transmission in the dental setting.
    • Develop a plan for reviewing current practices and implementation of the CDC and OSHA guidelines in your practice.

    Mary Beth O'Brien is an Outreach Trainer, Infection Control Practitioner and Healthcare Accreditation Specialist. She is knowledgeable regarding the laws that govern healthcare professionals and their facilities and combines experience and knowledge to create compliance programs.

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - How to Avoid Falling off the Cliff (Risk Management). Speaker, Deb Udey (EDIC)
    Location: White's of Westport

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015Meeting the Challenges of Being a Dentist and an Employer. Speaker, Attorney Brian Hatch
    Location: Stoneforge Restaurant

  • 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.
    Location: White's of Westport

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

Executive Meetings

  • Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - White's of Westport
  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Fireside Grille
  • Thursday, February 11, 2015 - Stoneforge Restaurant
  • Friday, April 8, 2015 - White's of Westport


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

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Are You HIPPA Compliant? Speaker, Attorney Brian Hatch
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Executive Meeting
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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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