Continuing Education

Oral Surgery of Tidewater
Locally Approved PACE Program
Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.
December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2021
Provider ID# 363245


Starting October 2019, Dr's Ford & Guter will begin offering CE's for doctors at a monthly study club at Oral Surgery of Tidewater.

Wednesday, October 30th 6:15 PM- 8:30 PM:

Sip & Scan Event (2 CEs).

Join Drs. Ford & Guter for dinner & drinks as we dive in to restoring implants in the digital ago. There will be a lecture by a digital dentistry specialist, as well as hand-on trainign using the newest iTero scanner. 

For more details about this event, contact Dana Bowden via email at, or call 757-499-6886 ext. 213.

If you would like to recieve emails about future study club events at OST, send an email to Jesel Billups at, 

Lunch and Learn's

At Oral Surgery of Tidewater, we believe that keeping up with the latest technologies and procedures is vital to better treat your patients. The Academy of General Dentistry have given our doctors credentials to provide these credits. Each attending employee will receive the assigned credited hours and a certificate for their records.

The courses provided are at no cost to you and our office will provide the attendees with lunch! The following courses are provided: 

·         Sleep Apnea

·         Common Oral Lesions

·         Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

·         Dental Affects After Radiation

·         Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

·         Geriatric Dentistry

If you are interested in any of these classes, please contact our Marketing Coordinator via email or phone. We will need the number of staffs attending and any food allergies. We look forward to working with you in the future!

Practice Administrator

Jesel Billups

757-499-6886 ext.203



Are you administering minimal, conscious/moderate, or deep sedation? General Anesthesia? Regulation now requires all auxiliary personnel assisting their doctor in the administration or monitoring of anesthesia to have documentation that such personnel have complied with education requirements listed in 18 VAC 60-21-260 (

An initial certification program will be 8 hours; subsequently 4 hours every 2 years. This is consistent with the renewal cycle of every 2 years like the BLS recertification. This course also qualifies for CEU credits for renewal of dentists required to maintain their state anesthesia permit.

The Next Anesthesia and Sedation course for Dental Professionals will be in Spring 2021. DATE TO BE DETERMINED 

Melvin L. Ford III, D.D.S. and Jonathan L. Wong, D.M.D. will be working together to provide the attendees with the proper education to obtain certification. This course qualifies for CEU credits for renewal of dentist required to maintain their state anesthesia permit.







           Melvin L. Ford III, DDS                                     

       Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon                                    








                 Jonathan L. Wong, DMD

              Dental Anesthesiologist                                        








Oral Surgery of Tidewater

2875 Sabre Street, Suite 260

Virginia Beach, VA 23452



2875 Sabre St #260
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 499-6886

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