Dr. Vellequette, a Los Altos native, attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View. He graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science and went on to get his Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree at the University of Buffalo, NY Dental School with a minor in Periodontics. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), and received his Mastership award (MAGD) summer 2001.
In addition to clinical instructing in cosmetic dentistry, he attends approximately 200 hours of continuing education per year. Dr. Vellequette’s continuing education has included TMD/TMJ clinic, Dental Implants, IV Sedation Certification, Cosmetic and Aesthetic dentistry programs and numerous other general and cosmetic dental courses to complete the requirements for his Master’s Award in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI), the Cranio Mandibular Institute (CMI), the Academy of GP Orthodontics, and has participated in the CDA and ADA on legislative committees and as an alternate delegate.
Dr. Vellequette has recently received The Academy of General Dentistry’s prestigious Mastership Award on August 4, 2001 in New York. In attaining Mastership in the AGD, Dr. Vellequette has joined a select group of dentists who have completed the most rigorous continuing dental education program in general dentistry. Dr. Vellequette earned the Mastership Award by completing more than 1,100 hours of quality continuing dental education in the 16 disciplines of dentistry, including 400 hours of hands-on courses. To date, only 1,000 AGD members have earned Mastership honors.
One of Dr. Vellequette’s principle professional goals is to set the standard for excellence in the practice and delivery of dental care. This requires being involved with teaching other dentists the art and science of advanced aesthetic dentistry throughout the United States.