Meet Dr. Peter A. Vellis, DDS
Billerica, Westford & Worcester Oral Surgeon
Dr. Vellis was raised in Brooklyn, NY, where he attended Adelphi University and received a BS 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 has 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, homeported 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, homeported 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.
Professional Associations and Memberships
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.
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Outside the Office
Dr. Vellis enjoys spending time with his wife, Sonia, and their twin boys.