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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.) 


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.

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Speakers & Course Descriptions
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (8 a.m. to noon)
Pam VanArsdall Stein
"Foods that Fight Cancer"
Lecture: 4 Clinical C.E. Hours
 Pam 15
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, fourteen different food families and their anti-cancer phytochemicals will be discussed. We will also discuss the five 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.     Learn the five most common mechanisms by which certain foods fight cancer.

2.     Define polyphenols and phytochemicals.

3.     Learn the phytochemicals and foods that research has found to be protective against cancer.

4.     Learn 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 College of Medicine 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 an adjunct professor. 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 has completed training in plant based professional culinary arts.


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.


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)
Sherry Priebe RDH, BDSc, MSc

"Oral Health Risks and Cultural Habits"

Lecture: 4 Clinical C.E. Hours

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Course Description
This course raises oral health professionals’ awareness of unique risks associated with widespread cultural and social oral habits, such as chewing betel nut, khat, smokeless tobacco, and using coca leaf or kola nut. Understanding the social and cultural context of these practices is integral to helping patients alleviate and overcome adverse effects on oral health, human wellness, and global health. This course illustrates how culturally homogenous but geographically dispersed populations can have a profound effect on local dental practices as people migrate worldwide.

Make global connection and knowledge transfer about oral cancer, disease prevention, and oral health your superpower as you promote overall health. Participants will be powerfully engaged with graphic images and videos from 15 years of global research on cultural oral habits, with a specific focus on research based in Vietnam. Participant interaction is invited regarding the crisis in oral health in the dental practice and to motivate preventive solutions.

Course Objectives

1. Describe the benefits of awareness of oral cancer to both patient and provider.

2. Recognize the cultures which exhibit high oral risk behaviors and what those behaviors are.

3. Explain the results achieved through increased awareness of cultural risk habits.

4. Demonstrate skills and competence when seeing patients for oral exams to detect oral lesions.

5. Create a professional development plan to continue to learn and implement the awareness of global trends in oral cancer.

Speaker Biography

Sherry impacts the lives of people globally with her dental hygiene life focus to “assist people to attain optimum oral health through research, education and clinical practice”. Sherry graduated with her Dip.DH (UofA), BDSc and MSc (UBC). She has published in the Vietnam J of Med and Pharm, the Can J of Dent Hyg, the Int’l J of Dent Hyg and the Dent Health J (UK). Sherry was awarded the ‘World Dent Hyg Award in Research’ by SUNSTAR for oral cancer and cultural factors in Vietnam in 2010.

Registration Information



Early Registration

(Available until 5/22/2020)

Late Registration
(starting 5/23/2020)

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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 (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 May 22, 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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Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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 Fax (225) 926-1886