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Division of Oral Surgery and Dentistry (consultations all campuses)

Division Chief:
W. David Kelly, DMD

The Division is made up of oral and maxillofacial surgeons, pediatric dental specialists, periodontal surgeons and general dentists who have completed hospital based General Practice Residencies.

The services provided include Emergency Room coverage, in-patient consultations, OR services for complex oral surgery as well as dental rehabilitation services for children and handicapped patients who cannot be treated in an office setting. Pre-operative dental evaluations are performed on cardiac valve and liver transplant candidates.

Both in-patient campuses have digital panographic radiology services. The University campus has a dental treatment room in the West Pod of the Emergency Department with digital intra oral radiographic capability.

 The campus facilities are frequently used for continuing education in conjunction with the Worcester District Dental Society.

Office Tour

Our office was completely re-built in 2009 and state-of-the-art computer systems and digital radiography (x-rays) including 3D CT scanning capability were installed. Our 3D CT scanner was upgraded in 2012 to allow lower doses and larger volume images. Digital radiographs require much less radiation exposure and are easily transferred to your dentist electronically.

We use an electronic medical record (EMR) with Enterprise-level security in both hardware and software. This allows greater safety and security of confidential information and flexibility when communicating with your dentist, physician and pharmacist.

Prescriptions are submitted to your pharmacy electronically. There are no more “lost” prescriptions and your prescriptions are filled faster and more efficiently. We participate in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health electronic prescription reconciliation system  

Our office is handicapped accessible with an elevator, bathroom, operatory, waiting room and business office all designed for accessibility.

We have all new anesthesia monitoring equipment, including a Bluetooth® wireless precordial stethoscopes, which allow us to monitor pulse, non-invasive blood pressure, EKG, pulse oximetry, temperature, respirations and end-tidal CO2 measurements. These monitors allow us to provide hospital operating room monitoring in our office. This ensures high quality, safe office anesthesia for our patients. Dr. Kelly is ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certified and all staff members are healthcare provider BLS (Basic Life Support – CPR and Defibrillator) certified. Our office is equipped with an external automatic defibrillator as well as a fully stocked “crash cart”.

We recently completed our Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Office Anesthesia Evaluation which meets and exceeds the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Dentistry regulations.

Our building has a natural gas powered electric generator which provides emergency lighting and power in case of a power failure. We have the ability to provide oxygen and suction anywhere in the office in case of an emergency.