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LDA Offers C.E. with Character Over Mardi Gras Holiday

Walt Disney World® Resort
Sunday, February 11 - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
(Courses will be held each day from 7:30 to 11 a.m.)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
at Disney's BoardWalk Inn

Online Registration - coming soon!
NOTE: This link will be directing you to the ADA website for your registration payment. 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.

Mark your calendars and pack your bags because the LDA’s heading to Walt Disney World® Resort! The winter C.E. destination meeting (held over Mardi Gras 2018) will offer C.E. and special rates for a Central Florida vacation. Special rates will be good before and after the meeting dates. So, start planning now for a tax write off trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort.

A brochure will also be mailed to all LDA members with registration information.

Looking to extend your stay? What a great opportunity to share in all the magic with family and friends by transforming the days before or after your scheduled meeting into a complete Walt Disney World® Resort vacation. Start with a Multi-Day Meeting/Convention Base Ticket and enjoy admission to one Theme Park per day for the specified number of days on your ticket, plus a bonus visit to one of the following: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, or Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course for a round of golf.

Here’s the best part - the more days you add to your ticket, the less you pay per day. Then customize your ticket by adding additional options including:

  • Park Hopper® Option
  • Water Park Fun & More Option

For details, call 407-566-5600.


PRIVATE DESSERT RECEPTION: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Finish the day with a front-row presentation of the premier fireworks spectacular at Epcot® while indulging in ice cream sundaes, floats, and other delectable treats. C.E. registrants are FREE if registered by the deadline. Ticket prices for guests (see registration form when available) include beer, wine, and soda. Note: You must have a Sunday park ticket to Epcot® to enter or some form of hopper or annual pass that would allow entrance to Epcot®. More info will be provided as available! Fireworks-web

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Making a Reservation - Disney's BoardWalk Inn
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Call the Group Reservations Line at (407) 939-4686. The lines are open Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM est. - 6:00 PM est. and 8:30 AM est. – 5:00 PM est. on the weekends. Use the Group Name (LDA Winter C.E. 2018) or the Group Code (G0724830) and the Cast Members will be happy to assist you with booking your room reservations and explain all available room options. You can also use the group online booking website at https://aws.passkey.com/go/LDAWinter2018. The cutoff to reserve rooms is January 11, 2018.  Note: If you have family or friends making reservations within our group block please let Jeanne Parr know. You can call or email her with the names on those reservations, (225) 926-1986 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Group Room Rates:
From $257 per night for Run of House (Single/Double Occupancy)
From $357 per night for Concierge (Limited Number of Concierge, Single/Double Occupancy)

Additional Person (18 years and older): Additional $25 per person per night

Check-in time is after 3 p.m. Check-out time is before 11 a.m. Room rates are subject to applicable sales and resort taxes, currently 12.5%. Subject to availability of group rate rooms, run of house hotel rooms may be reserved at the Group Room Rates for the three days before Feb. 9, 2018, and the three days after Feb. 14, 2018 (for attendees wishing to extend their stays). Should an individual cancel a reservation, refund of the deposit will be in accordance with the hotel's general policy at that time (currently a refund is given if the reservation is canceled at least five days before arrival).

My Disney Experience & Online Check-In Service

There is a My Disney Experience tab on the Disneyworld.com website.  Once you register online, there are a multitude of tools available that will really enhance your trip.  You can also download the mobile app “My Disney Experience” to access your plans and park information on the go.  You may also use the My Disney Experience site to participate in the Online Check-In Service.   You may shorten your check in process by logging into https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/ within 60 days of your arrival date. When you arrive at your hotel, you will simply need to show a photo Id at the designated online check-in area.

Disney's Magical Express Transportation
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If you're arriving by air, Disney's legendary service starts the moment you touch down. There's no need to hassle with your luggage at baggage claim. Disney's Magical Express Transportation is complimentary and exclusively available when you stay at a Disney Resort hotel. Disney will pick you up at Orlando International Airport and retrieve your checked luggage, then take you to your Disney Resort hotel. And when your meeting is over, they’ll do it all in reverse.

In order to utilize this service, a Disney's Magical Express reservation is required and must be arranged prior to arrival at the airport. To book Disney’s Magical Express Transportation, call 407-827-6777 or visit http://www.disneyconventiontickets.com/disneyworld/transportation for more details. It is suggested that you book 30 days prior to arrival and special luggage tags will be mailed to you.

Walt Disney World® Theme Park Tickets

Special Disney Tickets and Savings for 2016 LDA Winter Lecture Series Attendees and Their Guests!

Available only to attendees, their guests and family members, Disney’s “After 2pm,” “After 4pm,” and Multi-Day Meeting/Convention Tickets are designed to accommodate any agenda and are not available at the Theme Park ticket windows.

And by purchasing Multi-Day tickets in advance, you’ll save time and money while avoiding the lines at the Theme Park ticket windows! Plus, all full-day Multi-Day Meeting/Convention Tickets include a bonus visit to one of the following: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive Theme Park, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Disney’s Winter Summerland Miniature Golf Course, Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course or Disney's Oak Trail Golf Course.

Mixing business with pleasure has never been easier!

Call 407-566-5600.

C.E. Speakers, Courses, and Descriptions - coming soon

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, 7:30 - 11 a.m.
Dr. John Portwood, Jr. - "30 Things to Do Before Thursday"

Portwood 2017 webCourse Description: This course provides a check list of important issues that need your attention today and not tomorrow. This presentation covers many subjects, including tips to improve your practice, as well as financial planning gems. Sometimes, we are totally unaware of pitfalls in life that lie before us. Waiting until these events occur creates great stress and difficulties, both for us and our families. Acting on these matters early can make our life much easier and save both hardship and money.

One of the greatest benefits of this presentation is listening to, and discussing, the challenges that your friends and fellow professionals have encountered in their lives and how they have navigated past these problems.

Course Objectives - upon completion of this course, attendees will:

  • Understand the problems that commonly occur to those who are unprepared.
  • Develop a checklist that will organize your progress as you resolve various issues and problems.
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions about issues and problems you have had.

This presentation is beneficial to doctors, staff, and their family members.

Dr. John Portwood, Jr. is a practicing dentist and Louisiana Dental Association member, an independent financial planner, and an investment advisor. He graduated from LSU School of Dentistry in 1980. He is a master in the Academy of General Dentistry, and a fellow of the American College of Dentistry, International College of Dentistry, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He received the Academy of General Dentistry’s 2013 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the organization and general dentistry, and the 2016 LDA Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Portwood is also a member of the Financial Planning Association. He currently chairs the national AGD Investment Committee. The AGD’s investments have performed significantly better than the S&P 500 over the last decade, placing the committee in the upper echelon of money managers nationally. He has also been chosen to be a featured speaker on the Academy of General Dentistry’s Speakers Bureau, where he is one of the nation’s top rated practice management and financial speakers.

While beginning his private dental practice, Dr. Portwood discovered a tremendous lack of financial knowledge and business skills among those in the health care profession. He began a journey to find the answers to his and other professionals' financial questions, which culminated in his becoming a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) and earning a Master's degree in financial planning specializing in wealth management. Dr. Portwood is also a ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant) and a CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter). He also earned a Master's degree in finance in 2016 specializing in securities evaluation. Dr. Portwood is one of an extremely few financial planners and the only health provider in the nation with this level of financial education. This puts him in a unique position to help other health care professionals with their financial decisions.

2018 Registration Pricing - coming soon

Walt Disney World® Theme Parks & More

More excitement and fun are only moments away with a complimentary shuttle bus ride to the seven lands of the Magic Kingdom® Park, or all the sights and sounds of Epcot®. Expect the unexpected at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, or enjoy all the action and adventure of Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.

Take a world tour. Shop, dine and toast your success in 11 Epcot® World Showcase countries, with the laser and fireworks splendor of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. Get a taste of Hollywood and Disney magic. Dine in classic style at the Hollywood Brown Derby and behold a gallery of crafty villains taking on an Oscar®-winning mouse at the spectacular Fantasmic!

Explore the wild Savannah. Prepare for 110 acres of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park adventure on Kilimanjaro Safaris®, and see talented performers join prideland pals for Festival of the Lion King.

Pure fantasy reigns in the classic playground that captures all of your childhood dreams. Visit seven lands of pure joy where elephants fly, pirates pillage, and princesses are real and end the evening under Wishes, a nighttime story in the sky, at the Magic Kingdom® Park.

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