Sandestin Beach header ad

Resort      Courses      Sponsors      Fees     Speakers
Resort      Courses      Sponsors
Fees     Speakers

2019 LDA Summer Education Conference
Wed. - Sat., June 19 - 22, 2019
C.E. 8 a.m. to noon each day (up to 16 hours of C.E.) 

Courses will be held in the Linkside Conference Center
in the Bayview Room.


Wednesday, June 19 : C.E. Course 8 a.m. to noon

Thursday, June 20 : C.E. Course 8 a.m. to noon, Volleyball Tournament 3 p.m.

Friday, June 21 : C.E. Course 8 a.m. to noon, Beachside Reception 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 22 : C.E. Course 8 a.m. to noon

Biking Baytowne ClubKZ


To Register, please call Jeanne (225) 926-1986. 
You can also register on-site at the event June 19-22. 

Thanks to Our Sponsors (as of 7-13-18):
Premier Events Partners   

AG DENTAL LOGO web   BayouStateLogo-web-2016   BB horizontal web
 DentaQuest cmyk r
   MCNA Logo web    PattersonDental-web
     Taxsavingpros web    

Diamond Sponsor: Blackburn Dental Lab

Premier Events Partners
BB horizontal web
DentaQuest cmyk r
 MCNA Logo web
Taxsavingpros web
Diamond Sponsor: Blackburn Dental Lab

Speakers and Course Descriptions 

Wednesday, June 19 (8 a.m. to noon)
Speaker: Dr. Julie Goldberg

Title: "
Dental Risk Management: Root Cause Analysis through Claims Review"
Sponsors: Fortress Insurance Company and Brown & Brown Association Services Professionals

NOTE:  Fortress insureds that complete this course qualify for a 3-year, 10% premium credit on their malpractice insurance.

Portrait GoldbergCOURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course, dental malpractice claims will be analyzed to identify ways in which dentists and their staff can implement risk management and ethical principles to enhance patient safety and reduce untoward outcomes. Topics include extractions and implants, opioid and substance abuse, patient selection and management considerations for ambulatory anesthesia and HIPAA/HITECH regulations as they relate to an online presence. There are no prerequisites.

COURSE OBJECTIVES - Upon completion of this course, attendees should have a better understanding of:

  1. How to apply clinical risk management strategies to mitigate associated risk factors, improve patient safety, and reduce untoward outcomes and malpractice claims.
  2. Substance abuse and opioid management, including considerations for prescribing and securing opioids in the dental practice.
  3. How to identify common medical conditions and potential complications that may present in the administration of anesthesia in an outpatient setting.
  4. The effective policies and procedures to help improve HIPAA/HITECH compliance in the dental practice.
Lecture; 4 practice management C.E. hours.

Dr. Julie Goldberg is the dental education coordinator at OMSNIC and Fortress. Dr. Goldberg received her dental degree from the University of Illinois, and is a licensed dentist in both Illinois and Florida. She is a Chicago area native who has been in private practice in Illinois, as well as in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area, and currently maintains membership with the ADA, as well as the Chicago Dental Society. Dr. Goldberg brings her clinical dental experience and knowledge to the Patient Safety and Risk Management Department.

Thursday, June 20 (8 a.m. to noon)
Speaker: Dr. Glenn Kidder
Title: "Diagnoses and Treatment of TMD"

Glenn Kidder 18 webCOURSE DESCRIPTION: Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) are one of many facial pain issues that present in the dental office on a regular basis. TMD itself is a very broad term that can mean different things to different people. It is too broad of a term and yet it is still commonly used. All patients deserve a thorough evaluation and a specific diagnosis to render appropriate treatment. This course will delve into the changes in the evaluation and treatment of TMD in recent years. Traditional treatment modalities have been called into question as we learn more about airway issues, and we know more now because better imaging is more accessible. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES - Upon completion of this course, attendees should have a better understanding of:

  1. How to do a thorough evaluation for the many facets of TMD.
  2. How precise conservative treatment will help most patients.
  3. Why some traditional TMJ treatments may actually be contraindicated in patients with airway and apnea issues.
  4. How appropriate TMD treatment can be fun, rewarding, and dramatically improve the lives of many of our patients.
Lecture; 4 clinical C.E. hours.

Dr. Glenn Kidder is in private practice in Baton Rouge where his practice is limited to the treatment of temporomandibular joint and occlusal disorders. He is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at the LSU School of Dentistry. He has served on the visiting faculty at The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, FL, for 27 years. He facilitates several courses which deal primarily with TMJ disorders, occlusion, equilibration, and splint therapy. He is a diplomate with the American Board of Orofacial Pain, a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a fellow in the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, a fellow in the International College of Dentists, and is a longtime member of AES.

Friday, June 21 (8 a.m. to noon)
Speaker: Dr. Keith Evans
Title: "
Real World Endo® presents Safety and Simplicity in
Root Canal Instrumentation: Myths, Metal and Motion"
Sponsor: Real World Endo®

KEVANS webCOURSE DESCRIPTION: Nearly 25 years after the introduction of Nickel Titanium Rotary Instrumentation to endodontics, we’ve learned much about the clinical strengths and limitations of these great instruments. With recent improvements in metallurgy, enhanced designs, and innovative rotary file motions, we need to understand how these changes affect clinical instrumentation. Furthermore, we must take advantage of these improvements to create an instrumentation protocol that combines safety with simplicity! In this lecture, a new “Blended Technique” will be introduced that will result in safe, efficient instrumentation for all root canal types. Get ready to improve your instrumentation predictability while dramatically reducing instrument separation.

 Upon completion of this course, attendees should have a better understanding of:
  1. How rotary file design features influence instrumentation safety and efficiency.
  2. The most effective instrument motions available for shaping root canals and their advantages and limitations.
  3. The need to combine the latest technology with long established, evidence-based endodontic principles.
Lecture; 4 clinical C.E. hours.

Dr. Keith Evans, M.S. received his Master of Dental Research in Endodontics and certificate in graduate endodontics from St. Louis University in 2004. He received his D.M.D. degree in 2001 from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and thereafter was the chief resident for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of North Carolina from 2001 to 2002. He is currently adjunct clinical faculty in the Department of Endodontics at both Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and St. Louis University. He serves as lecturer and clinical faculty for the pre-doctoral and graduate endodontic programs at both schools. Dr. Evans has served as chair of the Illinois New Dentist Committee for two years and currently chairs the Endodontic section of the Illinois Mission of Mercy. He has served on the Illinois delegation to the ADA, as president of the Illinois State Dental Society Political Action Committee, president of the McLean County Dental Society, and president of the Illinois Association of Endodontists. Dr. Evans has lectured extensively throughout the country to general dentists, endodontists, faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Evans currently resides in Bloomington, IL. He has been a full-time private practicing endodontist in Bloomington-Normal, IL since completing his endodontic residency program in 2004. Dr. Evans is a certified lecturer and member of the Real World Endo Board of Advisors.

Saturday, June 22 (8 a.m. to noon)
Speaker: Dr. Keith Evans
Title: "Real World Endo® presents
Instrument safety: Reciprocation vs. Rotation. Which is better?"
Sponsor: Real World Endo®

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Instrument safety and efficiency are components of our decision-making process when choosing endodontic nickel titanium files for clinical use. In this lecture, Drs. Nasseh and Koch will discuss the role that instrument design and motion play in promoting safety while generating excellent outcomes. This lecture will specifically address the role of instrumentation motions such as rotation vs. reciprocation and will describe the best ways to optimize each motion. Additionally, the best indications for use and contraindications for each motion will be fully discussed and demonstrated. After completing the program, participants will have a better understanding of instrument design, motion, and the various techniques for optimizing safety during root canal instrumentation.

At the end of the lecture, participants will have a better understanding of:
  1. Clinical advantages and disadvantages of rotary instruments.
  2. Clinical advantages and disadvantages of reciprocating instruments.
  3. Understand the application of crown down technique to reciprocation motion.
  4. Be introduced to a novel reciprocation system utilizing the crown down technique.
  5. The full nature of bonded endodontic obturation using a bioceramic sealer.

Lecture; 4 clinical C.E. hours.


2019 Registration Fees - SAVE $50 by Registering Before the Late Fee Deadline

  On-Site Fee
LDA Member $349   $399   $424  
ADA Member $429   $479   $504  
Non-Member $549   $599   $624  
Hygienist $165   $215   $240  
Assoc. mbr. $130   $180   $205  
Dental Student $99   $149   $174  
Ret. Vol. Lic. $99   $149   $174  
Other $139   $189   $214  

Beach House Pool Deck Dinner

Friday, June 21, 2019 - Beachside Reception (Partially sponsored by Blackburn Dental Lab and Brown & Brown Association Services Professionals of LA)

Sandestin's Beach House Pool Deck (near the beach)  Wear/Bring your bathing suits or Hawaiian themed outfits! 

Directions: Attendees will either walk across S Sandestin Blvd (from Luau) or take Beach Club Drive and then head East on S Sandestin Blvd (from Westwinds). 

Join the LDA Friday, June 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. for an evening on the beach in Sandestin, FL. Beer, wine, soft drinks, heavy hors d'oeuvres all included. Cash bar also available.

Registration Category     Early Fee     Fee After
C.E. Registrant     Free     $29.95
Adult Guest     $30.95     $40.95
Children (12 and under)     $12.95     $15.95
2 or under     Free     Free

Summer Conference Registration Cancellation Policy

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 (5/20 or before)
•    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 (5/20-6/18)
•    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.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, FL

Sandestin LuauThese rates are applicable for the 2019 LDA Summer Conference. Reserve your room by May 14, 2019. The group code is “23Z2I6.” Attendees can call the hotel directly at (800) 622-1038.

You have so many great reasons to get away. The good news is Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the perfect solution for all the right reasons. It gets even better when you consider all the complimentary perks and amenities offered to guests, including the use of bicycles, boogie boards, kayaks, tennis, access to the fitness center and the resort-wide tram service. Then there are all the spectacular activities that have made Sandestin so popular, including four celebrated championship golf courses, the Village of Baytowne Wharf and the 7-mile strand of powdery white sand beaches. Check-in to Sandestin -- and find your place in the sun.

Type of Room       Nightly Rate                                                
Beachside 1 Bedroom*       $365                                                
Beachside 2 Bedroom*       $500                                                
Westwinds 1 Bedroom*       $369                                                
Westwinds 2 Bedroom*       $529                                                
Luau Studio**       $235                                                
Luau 1 Bedroom**       $269                                                
Luau 3 Bedroom**       $450                                                

*  A minimum stay of 4 nights is required for Beachfront accommodations.

** A minimum stay of 4 nights is required for Luau accommodations.

All room rates include complimentary resort transportation; two bicycles per unit for up to four hours of usage daily; fitness center usage; one hour per day of tennis court time (based on availability); one hour per day usage on either a canoe, kayak or boogie board.

All rooms will be charged a daily resort fee in the amount of 12% of the pre-tax amount of the daily room rate. The resort fee covers items, including but not limited to, self-parking, reservation processing, and Wi-Fi in the Baytowne and Linkside Conference Centers. The resort fee is not a government imposed charge. State and local sales tax will be collected on the resort fee.

All rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and fees in effect at time of check-in (currently 11% for accommodations and 9% taxes and fees for all other services.)

Check-in begins at 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.

lda logo white

Links with this symbol are password protected for LDA members only.
lda logo white

7833 Office Park Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 926-1986  |  (800) 388-6642
(225) 926-1886  Fax

Links with this symbol are password protected for LDA members only.
7833 Office Park Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 926-1986  |  (800) 388-6642
 Fax (225) 926-1886