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2020 LDA Summer Education Conference
Wed. - Sat., June 24 - 27, 2020
Courses are 8 a.m. to noon each day (up to 16 hours of C.E.) 

PLEASE NOTE: We are in the process of updating our speaker lineup. 


Wednesday, June 24 : C.E. Course 8 a.m. to noon

Thursday, June 25 : C.E. Course 8 a.m. to noon

Friday, June 26 : C.E. Course 8 a.m. to noon

Saturday, June 27 : C.E. Course 8 a.m. to noon



Register online

Click the link above to register online or email Jeanne McFall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NOTE: This link will be directing you to the ADA website for your registration. Therefore, you will need to use your ADA username and password to access your information. If you do not have your ADA information, contact the ADA Member Service Center at 1.800.621.8099 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday) or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Speakers & Course Descriptions
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (8 a.m. to noon)
Speaker: Dr. Jacob Dent
Course Title: Essential Pieces to the Puzzle
Lecture: 4 Clinical C.E. Hours
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Course Description

Dentists, hygienists, and their teams will learn about the oral health disparity and limitations for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.  A step by step process on the most effective ways to incorporate special needs dentistry into the practice will be discussed.  Materials and techniques utilized in providing dental care for special needs patients will be reviewed and demonstrated.  Participants will learn interdisciplinary collaborative treatment planning with other health care providers, therapists, and families.  Secrets to success in family support and incremental learning will be presented and how to incorporate these approaches into the GP practice model.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives:

  1. The most common special needs will be explored and the impact of each disability on the oral health of the individual.
  2. Provide opportunity for general dentists and their teams to expand their practice and expertise with a step by step process on treatment planning and completing care for adolescents and adults with disabilities.
  3. Participants will learn alternative dental treatment options, incremental behavioral approaches, and how to collaborate with families and other health care providers to provide a long term oral health care plan.
Speaker Biography 

Dr. Jacob Dent is a general dentist and has been practicing for over 17 years. In 2006, he relocated from Louisiana to Houston when Hurricane Rita destroyed his office.  That same year his son was diagnosed with moderate autism at the age of 2.  In 2015, he converted half of his office to be sensory integrated and began focusing the practice on children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.  From 2016 to present he has traveled the country speaking to dentists and other healthcare professionals about special needs and advocating for those with disabilities.  

Thursday, June 25 (8 a.m. to noon)
Speaker: Dr. David 'Trey' Carlton
Title: Current Trends in Dental Sleep Medicine 

Lecture: 2 Clinical Hours

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Course Description

Dr. Carlton will share some of the hot topics in Dental Sleep Medicine and help attendees gain an understanding of the current trends from a dental perspective. He will discuss the following topics as well as answer any questions.

Appliances Galore:  How important is device selection?

Target oriented Oral Appliance Therapy: What are the benefits?

Turf War: What are the current and future concerns?

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will have a greater understanding of:

  • The importance of recognizing and screening for Sleep Disorders
  • The correlation of oral signs to Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • The importance of proper device selection
  • The pros and cons of Target oriented Oral Appliance Therapy
  • The future of collaborative treatment and “Turf War” concerns
Speaker Biography 
Dr. Carlton attended LSU School of Dentistry and has been practicing in Central Louisiana since 1998.  He is a graduate and fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and has taken over 200 hours training in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine.  Dr. Carlton regularly lectures to dentists, physicians and sleep labs on collaborative treatment efforts and has contributed many articles on successfully treating patients with Oral Appliance Therapy.  His practice focuses on treating patients with for TMJ Disorders, Sleep Bruxism and Sleep Breathing Disorders.

 We will announce the speaker for the rest of the day June 3. 

Friday, June 26 (8 a.m. to noon)
Speaker: Dr. Richard Akin
Title: "Approaches to the Uncommon: Treatment of Complex Dental Problems"

Lecture: 4 clinical C.E. hours.


Course Description
This lecture will use a case study format to discuss planning and surgically treating complex or high risk patient types.
Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will have a greater understanding of:

  1. Complicated Dentoalveolar Surgical Planning
  2. Novel Approaches to Grafting Sockets
  3. Complex Implant Treatment Planning
Speaker Biography 
Richard Akin, DDS, MD, earned his doctorate degrees from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and completed his residency training, also at LSU, in 2004. He lectures frequently on the topics of immediate implant placement and provisionalization techniques from a surgical perspective. One of his techniques, the Anatomic Harmony Abutment, was published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in December 2016. He is proud to be an alumni and faculty lecturer at the Pankey Institute and embraces the L.D. Pankey philosophy in his life and practice. He is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and proud to be a 2nd generation Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Dr. Akin’s hobbies include music, photography, and cooking. He lives and practices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife and children.

Saturday, June 24, 2020 (8 a.m. to noon)

Lecture: 4 Clinical C.E. Hours


Course Description
Course Objectives
Speaker Biography


Registration Information

 PLEASE NOTE: We will not charge any late fees but please register by June 15 so we can be sure to have updated numbers.


Early Registration

(Available until 6/15/2020)

Late Registration

On-Site Registration

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Registration Cancellation Policy

Please contact Jeanne McFall if you have questions about the new cancellation policy. Some things below have changed due to COVID-19.

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 (May 21 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 (May 22-June 23)
•    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 refunds will be given for the receptions at any conference.
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.

Event Host Hotel
Hilton Pensacola Beach, FL

61203185 XXL

These rates are applicable for the 2020 LDA Summer Conference. Reserve your room by June 8, 2020. The group code is LDA.

Attendees can call the hotel directly at 1(866) 916-2999.

You have so many great reasons to get away. The good news is, Hilton Pensacola Beach is the perfect solution for all the right reasons. 

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

Type of Room Nightly Rate
Standard Room $269
Gulf Front Room $299
1 Bedroom Suite $349
2 Bedroom Suite $449
3 Bedroom Suite $539

 This rate does not include tax or fees. 


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5637 Bankers Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 926-1986  |  (800) 388-6642
 Fax (225) 926-1886