Southeastern District Dental Society

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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, September 24,2014Are You HIPPA Compliant? Speaker, Attorney Brian Hatch. 2CEUs.
    Location: Stoneforge Restaurant

    On January 17, 2013, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights announced the publication of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Omnibus Final Rule. The Final Rule had a compliance deadline of September 23, 2013. The Omnibus Final Rule strengthens and re-affirms HIPAA Privacy, HIPAA Security, and HITECH Breach Notification requirements. Covered dentists must have complied with the new requirements by September 23, 2013. The Omnibus Final Rule also strengthens and finalizes HIPAA provisions that mean more active and tougher enforcement of HIPAA Privacy and Security.

    The following topics will be discussed regarding HIPAA compliance:

    • The Arrival of HIPAA Enforcement
    • Changes in 2013, with the HIPAA ominous “Omnibus” rule
    • The Increased Role of a HIPAA Privacy Officer
    • HIPAA Audit Notifications
    • What will Office of Civil Rights Auditor ask you Privacy Officer about?
    • What is a Breach?
    • What needs to be done in Case of a Breach?

    Attorney Brian T. Hatch – is the founder of Hatch Legal Group, a dental practice specialty law firm located in Attleboro, MA since 2002.

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

  • 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, September 10, 2014 - Stoneforge Restaurant
  • 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


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New Members

The Southeastern District would like to welcome the following doctors:

  • Afrin Siddiqui, DDS, is working at Kool Smiles in Fall River. She graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2002.
  • Mary J. Miranda, DMD, is working at Perfect Smiles in Westport. She graduated from Tufts University in 2012
  • Minal Narayan, DMD, graduated from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2013 and is working at Aarohi Dental PC in New Bedford.
  • Debra George, DMD, is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is working at George Family Ortho in Attleboro and Vineyard Haven.
  • Haoyu Tong, DMD, graduated from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2013 and is working at Dental Dreams in Fall River.



District Leadership (June 2014 - June 2015)




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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