Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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"Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office"

2.0 CEUs

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join NHDHA for an interactive presentation by 

Peter A. Vellis, DDS


"Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office"

Course Description:
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

An emergency situation in the dental office is a frightening and overwhelming experience for all involved. The key to providing the best care for all involved is to be prepared. When you are prepared for an emergency, the emergency ceases to exist. Every one of us in practice will experience a situation that will require intervention at one point in our career. Successful management of a medical emergency involves working both as an individual and in groups in a coordinated response to address the presenting problem. 
When the dental team is prepared, we can not only identify the problem but we can respond swiftly to affect a successful conclusion. In this lecture, we will review the common medical problems that can present and develop specific protocols to respond and resolve the emergency.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the most common types of emergencies that present in the dental office.
2. Understand and recognize how the dental team works together to address these issues and concerns.
3. Learn to develop a protocol to assist a patient or staff member in distress
4. Recognize the use of various medications in your emergency kit and how they work and more importantly when to use them.
5. Develop an emergency preparedness checklist so that staff members have very specific duties. 

The target audience for this lecture is dental staff, hygienists, and dentists. 


5:30 - 6:00 PM  Registration, Dinner and Exhibits

LIGHT DINNER INCLUDED, beginning at 5:30 PM

6:00 - 8:00 PM Peter A. Vellis, DDS "Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office"


2.0 Clinical CEU: Peter A. Vellis, DDS, "Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office"


  • SADHA MEMBER:  $25

Registration Deadline is March 15, 2017

Payment Options:  Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by March 15. Pay with credit card by clicking on the PayPal button in the Registration Form. PayPal account is not required.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received by 3/10/17 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 3/11/17.


Dr. Vellis was raised in Brooklyn, NY where he attended Adelphi University and received a B.S. in Biology, graduating summa cum laude in 1996. He attended Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons graduating in 2000 with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He was commissioned in the United States Navy Dental Corps as a Lieutenant and completed a General Practice Residency at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Illinois. He completed a two-year tour as Dental Department Head on the supply ship USS Detroit, home ported in Earle, NJ in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Vellis was selected by the Navy to attend an oral surgery training program. Dr. Vellis completed an advanced education training program in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Minnesota in 2007. Upon completion of his training program, Dr. Vellis served as the oral surgeon on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower home ported in Norfolk, VA. He deployed once again in support of combat operations. In 2009, he was assigned as head of the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the largest Navy dental clinic in the world in Norfolk, VA. His assignment also included a staff appointment at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth where he was involved in resident education. He was then selected to the rank of Commander prior to his honorable discharge from the US Navy.  Dr. Vellis joined New England Oral Surgery Associates in 2011.

Dr. Vellis is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a member of the American Dental Association. He has specific interests in pediatric anesthesia and surgery, implants, facial pain disorders, and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Dr. Vellis enjoys spending time with his wife, Sonia, and their twin boys.

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