LDA Events and Continuing Education Calendar
Event Date Location
Online Opioid Course Ongoing LDA Website
Last Chance Seminar  December 13, 2019 Renaissance Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA
L.H. Bowden Leadership Conference Friday, January 17, 2020 Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA
Winter C.E. Mardi Gras 2020
Feb. 23-25, 2020
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Walt Disney World® Resort
Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort
House of Delegates (HOD) Saturday, March 21, 2020 Baton Rouge Marriott
Dentists' Day at the Legislature Tentative Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 TBA
New Orleans Dental Conference & LDA Annual Session May 7-9, 2020 Hilton Riverside New Orleans
Summer Education Conference 2020  June 24-27, 2020 Hilton Pensacola Beach, FL
LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo July 16-18, 2020 Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle, LA
Last Chance Seminar
Tentative Date:
Friday, December 11, 2020
LDA C.E. & Ski Feb. 14-16, 2021
The Steamboat Grand,
Steamboat Springs, CO
Summer Education Conference 2021 (More Information TBA) June 23-26, 2021 Hilton Pensacola Beach, FL


Thanks to Our Event Partners (as of 6-25-18):

    Premier Events Partners
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DentaQuest web 2018
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     Taxsavingpros web    


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Approved PACE Program Provider
Approval does not imply acceptance
by a state or provincial board of
dentistry or AGD endorsement
7/1/2017 to 6/30/2020
Provider ID# 219248


How can you save money on C.E. for yourselves and/or your staff?

Have you heard that the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) can help you save some BIG BUCKS in 2019 on continuing education from the LDA? If you are a W-2 employee, your employer can be reimbursed for the professional development you take with the LDA when it is held in Louisiana. The LWC will only reimburse the registration fees for employee dentists, hygienists or (other) staff.  They will not reimburse for the employer/practice owner’s registration nor for any late fees. You or your employer must apply for the reimbursement 30-45 days BEFORE taking the course. You are allowed to register for the course during the application process with LWC. Approval from the Workforce Commission must be granted before the course is completed. You will have to turn in your course completion sheet to complete the process and be granted your reimbursement.

The LDA courses that you can apply for reimbursement from the LWC are:

Kick-Off C.E. - August 9, 2019, in Lafayette, LA

Last Chance Seminar – Tentative date: December 13, 2019, in Baton Rouge, LA

Employer Instructions for Applying Online: http://www.laworks.net/Downloads/IWTP/IWTP_Instruction7.pdf

If you have any questions about this, please contact the Louisiana Workforce Commission at (225) 342-8987 or the LDA at (225) 926-1986.

New State Requirements for Those Writing Prescriptions for Schedule Drugs
There is a NEW State mandate requiring 3 hours of opioid prescribing and abuse awareness C.E. for those doctors holding a controlled dangerous substance license permitting them to prescribe schedule drugs. The 3-hour course must be completed sometime between Aug. 1, 2017, and the first time you renew your license after Jan. 1, 2018, and must include drug diversion training, best practice prescribing of controlled substances, appropriate treatment for addiction, and any other matters regarding the prescribing of controlled dangerous substances that are deemed appropriate by the board. According to current law, you will never have to take the course again.

C.E. Requirements Change
DENTISTS: The LA State Board of Dentistry has changed C.E. requirements for dentists as of Jan. 1, 2018. If your license renewed in December 2017, you will only be required to have 30 hours of C.E. every 2 years, however, all 30 hours must be clinical. Further, 20 of the 30 hours must be obtained in person (not online C.E.). If your license renews in December 2018, you can choose whether or not to submit the traditional 40 hours that includes practice management or you can select the newer requirement and log in 30 hours of all clinical C.E.

HYGIENISTS: As of Jan. 1, 2018, hygienists need 20 hours, all of it clinical. However, 12 of it must be personally attended.
Delivery Method & Timing of Payments
On-line event registrations and dues payments are processed when submitted. An on-line confirmation will display once the payment process has been approved.

Refunds and Cancellation Requests
To receive a refund, all requests must be postmarked or sent no later than the day before each meeting begins. You may send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to (225) 926-1886. Registration and course cancellation/refund requests must be in writing.

Cancellation Requests prior to Early Registration Deadline (see specific meetings for specific dates)
•    Refund requests for registration will be granted a full refund, less a $15 processing fee. The request must be received on or before each meeting's early registration date.
•    Exceptions will not apply.

Cancellation Requests between Early Registration Deadline and the day before your meeting begins
•    Refund requests for registration fees will be granted a 50% refund less a $15 processing fee. The request must be received no later than 4 p.m. on the day before your meeting begins.
•    Exceptions will not apply.

No cancellation requests or refund requests will be accepted or granted after the scheduled start to any meeting. This includes cancellations due to illness, late arrivals, weather, parking difficulties or any other reasons.
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Baton Rouge, LA 70809
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7833 Office Park Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 926-1986  |  (800) 388-6642
 Fax (225) 926-1886