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2021 LDA Summer Education Conference
Wed. - Sat., June 23 - 26, 2021
Courses are 8 a.m. to noon each day (up to 16 hours of C.E.) 



Wednesday, June 23 : C.E. Course 8 a.m. to noon

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

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

Saturday, June 26: 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.

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Speakers & Course Descriptions
Richard Small v1 HR
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 (8 a.m. to noon)
Speaker: Richard Small
Course Title: Fortress Risk Management Course (for discount on insurance) 
Lecture: 4 Non-Clinical C.E. Hours
Course Description

 In this course, closed dental malpractice claims will be analyzed to identify how and when dentists and their staff can implement risk management and ethical principles to enhance patient safety and reduce untoward outcomes. Topics include extractions and implants, failure to diagnose, nerve injury, and patient selection and management considerations. There are no prerequisites.

Learning Objectives
  • Apply clinical risk management strategies to improve patient safety, mitigate associated risk factors, and reduce untoward outcomes and malpractice claims
  • Implement strategies to help prevent failure to diagnose allegations
  • Recognize the potential effect technology and applied risk management can have on mitigating and managing nerve injury
 Speaker Biography

Mr. Small practices law in Michigan. He spent the first 20 years of his law practice defending dentists in court in Michigan and other states. He became an insurance agent for OMSNIC and Fortress in 2000. Mr. Small is currently the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Great Lakes Society of Oral Surgeons. He also represents the Council of Michigan Dental Specialties and sits on the Michigan Dental Association Access to Care Study Group.

Richard teaches risk management courses at several dental schools, writes articles on avoiding litigation in a variety of periodicals and lectures frequently on many aspects of dental malpractice litigation around the country. He comes from a family of dentists. Mr. Small has nothing to disclose.


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Thursday, June 24 (8 a.m. to noon) 

Speaker: Pam VanArsdell

Course Title: Foods that fight Cancer

Lecture: 4 Clinical Hours


Course Description

Research suggests that nearly 50% of all cancers are preventable and related to our lifestyles with 30% of cancers attributed to dietary factors. But food can work in our favor, to reduce our risk of cancer IF we eat the right foods, prepared in the right way. In this session, several different food families and their anti-cancer phytochemicals will be discussed. We will also discuss the most common mechanisms by which these foods fight cancer.  Findings from cancer research focusing on chemoprevention of particular foods will be discussed.  Tips from research about how to prepare these foods to preserve maximum potency of the important cancer fighting phytochemicals in the foods will be shared.  Current dietary recommendations for cancer prevention from the World Health Organization and the American Institute of Cancer Research will be discussed. Resources will be shared to help participants continue learning even after this session.

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the mechanisms by which certain foods fight cancer
  1. Define polyphenols and phytochemicals
  1. List the phytochemicals and foods that research has found to be protective against


  1. Describe evidenced based preparation tips that will help preserve cancer fighting

        phytochemicals in foods

Speaker Biography 

 Dr. VanArsdall graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1990. She has a Master's degree in Public Health with a concentration in health behavior. She practiced general dentistry for 13 years and then became a full-time faculty member at the University of Kentucky in the College of Medicine's Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology where she taught and conducted research. In 2009, she became a full-time faculty member at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry teaching geriatrics and public health and continuing to conduct health research. She is the past Academic Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and is currently a professor and the Director of Education for the grant “Eradicate Oral Cancer in Eastern Kentucky.” She has published funded research in the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of Dental Research, the Annals of Long Term Care, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, and the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Dr. VanArsdall has a holistic approach to health. She is a certified health and wellness coach and trained as a plant based professional chef. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, gardening, cooking and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandson, Henry.









Friday, June 25 (8 a.m. to noon) 


Course Title: 

Lecture: 4 Clinical Hours

 Course Description

 Course Objectives

 Speaker Biography:

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Saturday, June 26 (8 a.m. to noon)

Speaker: Dr. Liz Kidder

Course Title: Exude Excellence From the First Phone Call to the Final Restoration

Lecture: 4 Clinical Hours

Course Description

In this course, participants will learn how to truly exude excellence in dentistry, from their patients' first contact with the office, through the end of their treatment and throughout their continued relationships. Subjects covered will include: tips on streamlining communication, both with patients and among team members, favorite products and materials we've found to be most valuable in our practice, and how to enhance the patient experience in every aspect of their interactions with your office.

Learning Objectives

Participants that take this course will:

  1. Leave with tangible, easy to implement strategies to improve communication, not only with patients, but also amongst their teams.
  2. Learn details about specific clinical tips, materials, and products that have been proven to improve clinical outcomes, and patient experiences.
  3. Have a newfound appreciation for every aspect of the patient experience, and have insights to improve it on every level.
Speaker Biography 
I am a 2006 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.  Following dental school I completed an AEGD residency program at the VA Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I have practiced in a variety of settings throughout my career, including hospital dentistry, group practice, corporate dentistry, and private practice dentistry.  I currently maintain a full-time, restorative dental practice with my husband in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


Registration Information


Early Registration

(Available until 6/1/2021)

Late Registration

(Available 6/2- 6/18)

On-Site Registration
(Available 6/22-6/25)

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 Join us for a lunch reception Friday, June 25. Menu TBA. 

C.E. Registrant FREE until 6/1, after $29.95

Adult Guest $30.95 until 6/1, after $40.95 

Children (12 and under) $12.95 until 6/1, after $15.96

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 (June 1 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 (June 1-June 21)
•    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 2021 LDA Summer Conference. Reserve your room by May 21, 2021. The group code is LDC.

Book Your Reservation ONLINE: https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PNSPEHF-LDC-20210622/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

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 $275
Gulf Front Room $305
1 Bedroom Suite $355
2 Bedroom Suite $455
3 Bedroom Suite $545

 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