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CRUISING FOR C.E.
Winter C.E. Mardi Gras 2019, Sat.-Thurs., March 2-7, 2019
5-day Cruise Aboard the Carnival Glory Cruise Ship
Leaving from New Orleans,
Visiting Cozumel and Yucatán (Progreso)
And Earn Up to 8 Hours of Clinical C.E. Credit

BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS:
CALL Jeanne Hildebrandt at (985) 788-2975

Register online
To add guests to the cocktail party or excursion day in Cozumel, be sure to click add additional registrant. You only need to put one guest/spouse name in then you will be able to tell the system how many of each ticket you would like. You DO NOT need to put each individual guest into the system unless you want to.

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, co
ntact 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.

Mail-In Registration


Tentative Agenda:

Day 1 - NOLA (depart 8 p.m.)
Day 2 - Fun Day at Sea, C.E. on board, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
Day 3 - Cozumel (9 a.m.-6 p.m.), C.E. at port, 10 a.m.-noon
Day 4 - Progreso (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) - No C.E.
Day 5 - Fun Day at Sea, C.E. on board, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
Day 6 - NOLA (arrive at 8 a.m.)

If you’re looking for a vacation at sea that’s as colorful as the décor of the cruise ship taking you there, an entire palette of fun activities and hot spots awaits aboard Carnival Glory.

For starters, there’s a rainbow of salsa options for dressing up your tacos and burritos at BlueIguana Cantina, while Guy’s Burger Joint serves up burgers designed by the colorful personality himself: celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

Speaking of colorful personalities, you’ll enjoy a variety of stand-up comedians at The Punchliner Comedy Club. Picture yourself grabbing a drink at the open-air RedFrog Rum Bar or BlueIguana Tequila Bar… whichever color or spirit’s more your style. Represent your favorite team’s colors and enjoy a round or two at the SkyBox Sports Bar. Enjoy a show on the stage at Playlist Productions, complete with singing and dancing, plus video screens that bring these productions an extra splash of color. Speaking of splash, at WaterWorks the fun flows down the winding curves of the classic Twister and all-new AquaTunnel waterslide — plus twin racing slides and a giant tipping bucket — for countless gallons of fun. And if a picture paints a thousand words, imagine the millions flying off the big screen during a film under the stars at Dive-In Movies. Yes, it’s Hollywood meets islands for a date night done right.

Look to Carnival Glory for one vibrant time at sea.



SPEAKER: Kitrina Cordell, D.D.S., M.S.

CordellKitrina webSunday, March 3, “There is a Fungus Among Us” (at sea, 3 clinical hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide the dental professional a review of oral infections commonly encountered in the dental practice.  Numerous clinical images will be provided to give the clinician a thorough review of multiple pathologic entities.  The instructor will review appropriate therapy and management of these lesions.
COURSE OBJECTIVES - At the end of this course, participants should be able to:
1.    Recognize a variety of commonly encountered oral associated with, but not limited to the following infectious agents:
  1. Human herpes virus – initial and recurrent outbreaks
  2. Varicella zoster – chicken pox and shingles
  3. Coxsakie viral infections – hand foot and mouth, herpangina
  4. Candida albicans and other fungal infections
  5. Human papillomavirus – squamous papilloma, verruca vulgaris, condyloma and HPV related oropharyngeal lesions including oropharyngeal cancer
2.    Diagnose and be familiar with how to treat a variety of commonly encountered oral infections.

Monday, March 4, “Can You Recognize Skin Cancer in Your Dental Patients?” (in port, Cozumel, 2 clinical hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide the dental professional a review of common skin lesions, both benign and malignant.  Numerous clinical images will be provided to give the clinician a thorough review of the appearance of these lesions.  The course will also review the current statistics of skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.   

COURSE OBJECTIVES -
At the end of this course participants should be able to:
  • Recognize commonly encountered skin lesions including but not limited to: actinic lentigo (age spots), nevi, xanthelasma, sebaceous hyperplasia, seborrheic keratosis, verruca vulgaris.
  • Recognize features of skin lesions that make them clinically suspicious for malignancy.
  • Recognize skin lesions suspicious for squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma.
  • Be familiar with current statistics of skin cancer in the United States and understand risk factors for development of skin cancer.


Wednesday, March 6 “The A to Zs of Oral Ulcers” (at sea, 3 clinical hours)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will provide the dental professional a review of oral ulcers commonly encountered in the dental practice.  Numerous clinical images will be provided to give the clinician a thorough review of the pathologic entities.  The instructor will review appropriate therapy and management of these lesions.

COURSE OBJECTIVES - At the end of this course participants should be able to:

  • Recognize causes of recurrent oral ulcerations and be able to determine/diagnose the etiology of the lesion.
  • Recognize how to treat recurrent oral ulcerations and processes that lead to these lesions, including but not limited to: traumatic ulcers, aphthous ulcers, erosive lichen planus, herpes virus infections, mucous membrane pemphigoid, crohn’s disease, deep fungal infections, oral malignancies.
Dr. Kitrina Cordell is Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at LSUHSC School of Dentistry. Dr. Cordell received her BS from Ohio University, DDS and MS in OMFP from The Ohio State University. At LSU Dr. Cordell is responsible for educating students in clinical and didactic settings; she treats patients in the Faculty Dental Practice and actively participates in the LSU Oral Pathology Biopsy Service.  Dr. Cordell is a member of the LDA and ADA, a Fellow of the AAOMP and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.
 
MEETING FEES
2019 Registration Fees - SAVE $70 by Registering Before the Late Fee Deadline
REGISTRATION CATEGORY Early Fee   Fee After
2/4/19
LDA Member $319   $389
ADA Member $329   $399
Non-Member $499   $569
Hygienist $219   $289
Assoc. mbr. $179   $249
Other Dental Staff $179   $249
Dental Student $129   $199
Ret. Vol. Lic. $129   $199
       
LDA COCKTAIL PARTY  Early Fee   Fee After
2/4/19
C.E. registrant FREE   $15
Adult guest $15   $20
Children/guests (under 21) $10   $12
       
ALL-INCLUSIVE EXCURSION FOR IN-PORT C.E. IN COZUMEL  Fee    
C.E. registrant FREE    
Adult guest $69    
Child guest (4-11 years of age) $40    
Under 2 years of age FREE    
LDA Registration Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, all requests must be postmarked or sent no later than March 1, 2019. 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 (February 4, 2019).
•    Refund requests for registration will be granted a full refund, less a $15 processing fee. The request must be received on or before February 4, 2019.
•    Exceptions will not apply.
Cancellation Requests between Early Registration Deadline (February 4, 2019) and March 2, 2019.
•    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 March 2, 2019.
•    Exceptions will not apply.

No cancellation requests or refund requests will be accepted or granted after the 4 p.m. scheduled departure time for the cruise ship for the Winter C.E. event on March 2, 2019.  This includes cancellations due to illness, late arrivals, weather, parking difficulties or any other reasons.
CRUISE DETAILS AND BOOKING

BOOK NOW by calling 985-788-2975!

Book your cruise through Jeanne Hildebrandt, our cruise consultant! Be sure to have names and birthdates of all passengers. You will also need your credit card to make your initial deposit. Call Hildebrandt at 985-788-2975 for rates.

Cruise Ship Fees & Registration Fees:
Cruise Group Rates - call the cruise consultant at 985-788-2975 to confirm YOUR best rate for this cruise! Rates may vary depending on multiple things such as frequency of cruising with Carnival.

Cruise Cancellation/Refund
Deposit of $150 per person will be due at booking and is fully refundable until the final payment date of January 1, 2019. Following the final payment date, penalties apply and portions of the fare will be nonrefundable based on Carnival's cancellation policy.  This policy is printed on every receipt given to the client at the time of booking. Speak with our cruise consultant, Jeanne Hildebrandt, for more information on Carnival’s cancellation policy.

All Inclusive Day in Cozumel with C.E.
It is a 5-10 minute drive from the pier. LDA will provide transportation TO the resort ONLY. You must find your own transportation back to the ship when you are ready to leave.

All Inclusive includes:
Breakfast buffet, food a-la-carte, snack bar, unlimited domestic and international beverages, 4 bars, 5 pools, tennis courts, exercise room, dock for fishing and diving tours, non-motorized activities, mini-golf, playroom, kids camp, supervised activities for kids ages 5-12 years old.

TOWELS NOT INCLUDED IN COST, ADDITIONAL $5 per towel.

Also included:
•    Scuba Diving Classes in pool
•    Kayaks
•    Aquaerobics
•    Bicycle Tour
•    Snorkel Tour
•    Fitness Center
Additional Services (extra fees):
•    Photo Sessions
•    Spa
•    Gift Shop
•    Diva Shop

To see the resort and learn more visit their website: http://www.elcozumeleno.com/


*Note:
It is the opinion of the LDA’s CPA that, as long as the dentist is attending a C.E. seminar on land somewhere in North America where the cruise ship docks, the cruise can be considered the dentist’s means of travel to the C.E. seminar and therefore be deductible, subject to the limits described in IRS pub. 463 under “Luxury Water Travel,” and subject to the following disclaimer ...
CAUTION: Though the changes to federal tax law passed by Congress and signed by President Trump in 2017 were effective 1/1/2018, very little in the way of explanations, regulations, instructions and updates of EXISTING IRS Publications have been made publicly available to date. Until such time as formal updates of IRS Publications and Regulations that reflect the tax law changes have been made available, it is impossible to know if the provisions in the IRS Publication 463 as worded at the time this is published will, in fact, still be applicable for tax year 2018 and beyond.  WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PERSONAL TAX PROFESSIONAL REGARDING THE DEDUCTIBILITY OF THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ON THE CRUISE SHIP.

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