Money Saving Opportunities For Your Practice Provided Through These
LDA Endorsed Products and Services
Louisiana Dental Services, Inc. (LDS) is the for-profit subsidiary of the LDA. Through LDS, the LDA endorses many high-quality products and services that provide revenue to the association EVERY TIME you use them.
(Note: All insurance underwriters and/or agencies endorsed by LDS comply with all state and federal regulations regarding participation in association affinity programs.)
LDA members rarely experience an increase in their annual dues, yet the quality of member services has increased. LDS revenue, generated through your use of the following endorsed products and services, makes that possible.
If you're not already doing so, please consider signing up for one of the following, high-quality endorsed products and/or services and support your Association!
LDA/LDS Endorsed Companies
ADS Transitions (Practice transition/sales specialists)
Amalgaway (Amalgam disposal service)
Association Gloves & Supplies (Gloves, masks, and disposable products)
Bank of America® Financial Services (Credit card program)
Bayou CPR (Individual and team CPR training)
Best Card (Credit card processing)
Brown & Brown of LA (Insurance - business, property, life, and more)
Campus Federal Credit Union (Practice loans)
CareCredit (Patient financing program)
CGI Communications, Inc. (Practice marketing and communications)
ClaimX (Electronic claims management)
D-MMEX EasyRefine (Scrap metal return)
Fortress (Professional liability insurance)
iCoreConnect (HIPAA-compliant messaging)
Lands' End (Professional logo'd apparel)
Lenovo (Computers and technology)
Medical Waste Management (Medical waste disposal services)
Mercedes-Benz (Vehicles for purchase or lease)
Office Depot (Office products)
Profit-On-Hold (On-hold messaging)
ProSites (Website designer/provider)
Solutionreach (Patient messaging and communication)
SurePayroll (Online payroll management service)
Terminus Investment Management (Registered investment advisor)
Transworld Systems, Inc. (Profit recovery/collections)
Whirlpool Home Appliances (Appliances for practice or home)
Complete description of companies and contact information can be found below.
ADS Transitions - From buying your first practice, to planning an exit strategy, and everything in between, we help dentists with every significant career move. ADS Transitions (www.ADStransitions.com) is the largest group of independent transition specialists in the United States. Members are selected for their integrity, high standards, expertise and knowledge. The ADS brokers in Louisiana have embraced a simple yet powerful philosophy; if a deal isn’t good for both buyer and seller, we don’t pursue it.
We provide the following services:
Practice Marketing – We market our listings via direct mail as well as advertisements in Dental Economics, State Dental Journals, JADA, local dental journals, and regional web sites.
Practice Appraisals - practice sales, partnerships, insurance and divorce
Transition Planning - Equity Associateships, Buy-Ins, Buy-Outs, Mergers
Real Estate Services – Pertaining to the lease or sale of the dental office
Practice Management Consultation -- ADS Lovelace and Associates provides practice management consulting services to dentists in need of assistance in order to help increase practice value and eliminate practice inefficiencies and debt.
LDA Member Discounts and Benefits
- Two FREE hours of Practice Transition or Practice Management consulting services
(a $600 Value)
- $300 discount on all practice appraisals
- 30% discount on any Continuing Education programs offered by ADS members.
To take advantage of any of these offers, contact Preston Lovelace at (225) 927-8015 or (888) 294-8109.
Amalgaway - Amalgam disposal service. Protect yourself and the environment. Mailing containers meet all U.S.P.S. requirements, and you receive written, dated verification of proper disposal. (800) 267-1467.
All your purchases from Association Gloves & Supplies are risk free. If you are dissatisfied, simply call us for a refund. Shipping is always free and your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Download the “Association Gloves” app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Use the app to place an order and you may earn additional discounts.
Bank of America® Financial Services - Apply for the BankAmericard Cash RewardsTM Visa Signature® credit card for the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) that rewards customers with up to 3% cash back on certain purchases, all while helping support LDA initiatives. In addition to earning cash rewards for yourself, use of this card benefits the LDA at no extra cost to you!
Here are some of the features of the BankAmericard Cash Rewards Visa Signature® credit card for the LDA, with a $150 cash rewards bonus offer:
• 1% cash back on all purchases.
• 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs.
• 3% cash back on gas.
• The 2% cash back on grocery store and wholesale club purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases apply to the first $2,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases.
• Get a $150 cash rewards bonus after making at least $500 in purchase(s) within the first 90 days of account opening.*
• Rewards are automatic and do not expire. There's no need to register your card or sign up to earn your cash rewards.
• Choose how you want to receive your cash. Redeem it into a Bank of America® checking or savings account or have it applied as a statement credit.
For information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card, or to apply, Click Here and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application.
*You will qualify for $150 bonus cash rewards if you use your new credit card account to make any combination of Purchase transactions totaling at least $500 (exclusive of any fees, returns and adjustments) that post to your account within 90 days of the account open date. Limit one (1) bonus cash rewards offer per new account. This one-time promotion is limited to new customers opening an account in response to this offer. Other advertised promotional bonus cash rewards offers can vary from this promotion and may not be substituted. Allow 8-12 weeks from qualifying for the bonus cash rewards to post to your rewards balance.
This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Deposit products and services are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation. BankAmericard Cash Rewards is a trademark and Bank of America and the Bank of America logo are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association, and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.
© 2017 Bank of America Corporation.
Since 2008, Bayou CPR has provided tailored training to dental practices and teams. Our goal has been to meet dental practices need for certification compliance while providing training that is relevant and meaningful to the setting in which dental teams actually work. Because cardiac arrest emergencies require hands-on intervention, it's important for potential rescuers to be confident in their abilities to provide Basic Life Support, whether the victim is a patient, co-worker or the doctor. Feedback from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to helping all LDA members be better prepared to manage cardiac arrest both in and out of the office.offers individual and group training, at our location or yours, with courses tailored to the dental practice setting. LDA members will enjoy savings on course fees. Bayou CPR has been providing health and safety training in Southeast Louisiana since 2008. Our training courses include: CPR and First Aid Certification; OSHA Compliance for Dental Practices; AHA Basic Life Support; and "Instant Assistant" 1-Day Boot Camp.
Best Card - Credit card processing for your practice. Powered by First Data.
- Dental practices save an average of 27% or $1,860 annually in processing fees
- No set-up fees for terminals or most online systems
- Low Rates (debit starting at 0.40%. and $.32 per transaction fee)
- Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express transactions all deposit together and your fees for all cards (including AMEX) are on one statement
- Next day deposit if batch is closed by 5:00 pm CST
- No leased equipment. Use existing equipment most of the time or purchase new equipment starting at $259 (Best Card merchants receive a 1-time $100 discount – so for as little as $169 you can own a terminal that will accept contactless/NFC cards now and will be EMV-ready or adaptable in the future). If you have recurring payments or are interested in taking payments at your website, on your computer, iPad or smartphone, ask about their online systems and check processing options. Auto-Post to popular dental software including Dentrix G6, Eaglesoft 17&18 and Open Dental – with others coming soon.
SERVICE: You get PEOPLE not PROMPTS when you call. Best Card is powered by First Data and has one of the highest customer-retention rates in the industry. See customer service testimonials at www.bestcardteam.com.
OPTIONS: Take payments at your computer or on your website, smart-phone or iPad. Set up recurring billings and email receipts. ACH check deposit, ACH check warranty, NSF check collection, prepaid gift cards for referrals and other services are also available. Auto-post payments to Dentrix G6, Eaglesoft 17&18 and Open Dental.
New EMV (Euro-Mastercard-Visa) chip technology as well as NFC (Near Field Communication) and Apple Pay technology for cell phone payments.
Campus Federal Credit Union – Provides business solutions for all of your practice needs. Since 1934, Campus Federal has served the financial needs of LSU and the Louisiana dental community. We offer flexible terms and competitive rates on loan and deposit products with personal service to help your practice grow. Louisiana’s top credit union for business! For more information, please visit www.campusfederal.org or call (888) 769-8841.
CareCredit - CareCredit, a healthcare credit card, helps families manage their out-of-pocket healthcare expenses for a wide variety of treatments and procedures, including dental, veterinary, optometric, chiropractic and cosmetic procedures. When your practice accepts CareCredit as a payment option, patients can select from a variety of convenient financing options, making it easier for them to accept your complete treatment recommendations.
More than 20 million patients have used CareCredit over the last 25 years, allowing them to free up their cash and other credit cards for other household expenses. Today, CareCredit is accepted by more than 150,000 enrolled healthcare providers, including over 95,000 dental practices.
CareCredit provides outstanding practice support with a variety of free resources to help your practice, including a listing on its online Doctor Locator at CareCredit.com, which is searched by patients more than 560,000 times per month for practices that accept the card.
CareCredit is exclusively recommended for members and in celebration of CareCredit’s 25th Anniversary, members can get started for only $25. For information or to get started today, call 800-300-3046, ext. 4519. Already accept CareCredit? Call 800-859-9975 to reach your practice development team.
CGI Communications, Inc., formed in 1987, is built on delivering high-impact marketing and promotional products to associations and their members.
(View the Online Video Tour that CGI put together on the LDA's homepage at www.ladental.org )
CGI has built specific programs and products that will help create lifelong clients, obtain referrals and strengthen your online presence resulting in over 80,000 business clients. In today's fast-paced world, it's important to discover new ways of staying connected to the community you serve. It's paramount for your business to stay relevant and have the ability to grow. By being a member of the LDA, you have the exclusive opportunity to participate in this exciting program.
Representatives from CGI will be contacting members with an opportunity to find out more about CGI and NEXT! Ad Agency's digital capabilities. We encourage you to consider the benefits this program can have for your business!
If you have any questions, contact:
1-800-398-3029, ext. 589
ClaimX - Electronic Claims Management – Free software, training and support; works with all practice management software.
LDA members pay a special discounted rate of $.25 per claim that can save you more than $1,000 per year (based on 350 claims per month at the national average cost of $.50 per claim).
ClaimX allows you to submit claims; print claims; store NPI numbers, use the latest techniques to keep up with the status of your claims; send eligibility requests*; check patient eligibility before an office visit; receive responses electronically; view electronic responses – EOBs, rejects, alerts and daily reports; submit all your claim attachments (X-rays, forms, etc.) using NEA*, and, manage claims with Watchdog™.
Call 866.886.5113, Opt. 1 for more info or visit www.claimxedi.com (Promo Code KCI1986).
* Additional fees may apply; call for details.
The professionals at Brown & Brown of LA (formerly Robert Ellis & Associates), the LDA endorsed professional liability insurance marketing agency, have been serving the insurance needs of dentists throughout the South for over 30 years. Located in Mandeville, La., the staff combines prompt, professional service with the personal care their clients deserve. Also, LDA members can partially mitigate increases by going to Fortress’s online website at www.dds4dds.com and completing the short risk management course that qualifies for a 10% premium credit for three years.
iCoreConnect is the only cloud-based software designed from the input of 2,000 providers. iCoreExchange allows any dental provider to share information with anyone - with full HIPAA compliance. Send patient information, X-rays, labs and other PHI with no file size limits. iCoreExchange meets the federal government’s five technical safeguards for HIPAA-compliant communication, as well as full archive and audit requirements. iCoreExchange is a product of iCoreConnect.
iCoreConnect creates software that allows any dental provider to share information with anyone at the highest levels of security, backed by highly-responsive customer support. The company is a national provider of secure, HIPAA-compliant communications. iCoreConnect allows dentists, patients and other healthcare providers to easily communicate with 2048-bit encryption (16x’s higher than required by the federal government) and collaborate with the assurance they are in full compliance with all current federal laws.
LDA members receive special, discount pricing.
Contact us today for a free, live demonstration!
iCoreExchange Video Overview
iCoreExchange Signup for LDA Members
It’s a fact! A smart professional appearance can improve employee morale, patient satisfaction, and increase community awareness of your practice. Only Lands’ End makes it so easy with smart logo’d apparel for your whole team. No one offers more choices. All the latest styles. All the freshest colors. And all in a variety of comfortable fits for women and men. Plus, you’ll have your own dedicated consultant to make it easy…every step of the way.
As an ADA/LDA Member, you’ll receive up to 10% off on products and another 10% off on embroidery—with no minimums! ada.landsend.com or (800) 490-6402.
Lenovo - The LDA has teamed up with Lenovo, a global leader in the PC marketplace, to offer discounts on its entire line of reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Members save up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo laptops, tablets, desktops, all-in-ones, workstations, servers, and accessories. This includes savings on a variety of products for the home and office, such as the award-winning ThinkPad laptops and innovative multimode YOGA tablets.
LDA members also receive:
- Free ground shipping on all web orders
- Monthly limited-time special offers
- Access to energy-efficient green technologies
- Award-winning service and support before, during and after your purchase
Experience the Lenovo difference today! For more information and easy ordering:
Call: 1-800-426-7235, ext. 4886 (M-F: 9am - 9pm EST, Sat: 9am – 6pm EST)
Be sure to check the website often – special offers change frequently – click here for current offers!
NOTE: It has come to the attention of the LDA that some providers of medical waste disposal services operating in Louisiana have been telling LDA members that they need to contract an additional service to handle pharmaceutical waste generated in the members’ practices. This is not the case in the state of Louisiana, though it is in many other states that default to the regulatory standards of the federal Clean Water Act. However, larger waste disposal companies that operate in multiple states generally standardize their operations to be compliant in any state.
It should be noted that the LDA’s endorsed medical waste disposal service, Medical Waste Management (MWM), is locally owned and operated and thus does not have to contend with the same regulatory requirements as a larger company that operates in multiple states. As long as your office’s pharmaceutical waste does not include a Schedule 2 Narcotic or RCRA drugs, MWM can pick it up along with your other medical waste at no additional charge. In the case of Amalgam, a special bucket is needed due to its mercury content, and there is a one-time additional fee. Moreover, MWM can offer a limited, inexpensive pharmaceutical waste only option for those members who currently have long-term contracts with other companies for medical waste disposal but don’t wish to purchase second pricey contract from the same company. These are just a few ways that MWM can offer added value to LDA members.
Reward yourself with a special incentive – up to $4,000 - on a new Mercedes-Benz. Membership does have its privileges. Imagine yourself behind the wheel of a sporty C-Class sedan. An incredibly fuel-efficient E250 clean diesel sedan. A spacious M-Class mid-size SUV. The flagship S-Class luxury sedan. Or any other legendary vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. But why imagine when reality is so near?
Choose from over 70 vehicles for purchase or lease. Models start at $32,000. Whatever your heart and driving style desire, now you can make it yours—at significant savings—thanks to this fabulous ADA Member incentive. ada.org/mercedes or (866) 628.7232.
Office Depot - office products, supply program to receive discounts below store pricing. Endorsement discount does not include electronics. Furniture is available at a discount but you MUST contact Christy Copeland at (225) 323-4255 PRIOR to purchase.
There are two ways to participate. Members can select one or both methods of savings. Begin today! You don't want to miss out on the savings:
2) Download card giving LDA members an AUTOMATIC DISCOUNT at Office Depot (no credit card needed from member, just download discount card and walk into store).
Profit-On-Hold – Your Message On-Hold Marketing Source! - Locally owned and operated for over 26 years, Profit-On- Hold has been providing Dentists with the professionalism of custom On-Hold programming that advertizes and educates callers about your practice. We cater to the resolving the most issues of a Modern Dental Practice. By keeping your on-hold patients on the line you can…
- Reduce the number of No Shows!
- Entertain your callers with Music.
- Inform and Educate your patients about New Products or Procedures such as Cosmetic Surgery or Sleep Apnea Appliances.
- Increase Referrals by 20%.
- Drive Website Traffic through Social Media or Actual Traffic by informing patients of your Location and Office Hours.
Profit-On-Hold has new technology and they are now offering an exclusive deal for LDA members - background music for your office, commercial free and fully licensed – called Dental Radio for only $18 per month! If you choose the background music for your office, messages can be added between songs, to thank your patients for their visit as well as other important information. In addition, it also connects to your Twitter account and live tweets what artist is playing at your location, such as Taylor Swift, along with other marketing messages. To hear a sample, visit ProfitOnHold.com/dental (DASH) radio or give them a call at 985-674-5757.
Here’s what local dentist, Dr. Randall Foto, has to say about his service with Profit-On-Hold, "A truly Modern Dental practice should always use top-tier on-hold programming to entertain and inform patients’ on-hold. Based on experience our practice has with Profit-On-Hold, I can easily recommend your company. Your people work for us to create timely, topical and important programs that have provided dramatic results in the reduction of appointment on-shows and in the treatment of sleep apnea.”
Profit-On-Hold specializes in utilizing the power of our clients’ telephone systems to their fullest extent. We provide for our clients cost-effective and innovative solutions, both to educate their callers and to effectively cross market products and services of which prospective and current customers may not otherwise be aware. When messages are coupled with music, the medium comes alive, allowing out client companies to educate and entertain their customers’ on-hold.
The in-house editors and writers comprise a full-service script development service, and our digital recording studios are state-of-the-art.
Examples of production capabilities beyond on-hold audio include:
- Web Audio
- Auto Attendant Greetings
- Voice Mail Greetings
- IVR Recordings
- Cell Greetings and Recordings
- Streaming Commercial Free Music through Sound System
Profit-On-Hold has the On-Hold Messaging Package for your Dental Practice. They offer packages with the option to change your script and music multiple times and year, plus special Holiday and Mardi Gras music. We work with your existing phone system and provide your office with the most up-to-date technology including our Six-Minute Auto-Load Digital Announcer or cloud-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. We will offer complete technical and customer service support through our Toll-Free Nationwide support. Plus, for each LDA member we are offering a 17% discount on your On-Hold Message Package.
ProSites - At ProSites we believe your focus should be on patients, not marketing. That’s why we take the work out of building an online presence for your dental practice.
From award-winning websites designed to convert prospective patients into new business with features like Reputation Management and online appointment requests, to comprehensive online marketing packages that expand your practice’s online reach, ProSites is dedicated to helping you succeed.
Let our in-house experts create and execute the right online marketing strategy for your practice. Plus, as an LDA member, you get a 25% discount off the initial website set-up. To learn more, or to start your free website trial, visit www.ProSites.com/LDA or call (888) 932-3644.
Patient Relationship Management
Solutionreach is a provider-led, cloud-based platform that revolutionizes patient relationships and optimizes the patient experience. By delivering the right message, to the right patient, at the right time, you make every patient the only patient.
It's Revolutionary Healthcare!
SurePayroll is a provider of easy online payroll services to dental practices nationwide. Whether your practice has 1, 10 or 100 employees, SurePayroll delivers peace of mind by combining innovative, industry-leading technology and personalized support from an award-winning, U.S.-based customer care team. Members receive exclusive pricing up to 50% less than traditional payroll services. SurePayroll is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paychex.
Transworld Systems, Inc. (TSI) - Transworld Systems has proudly partnered with Sikka Software Company to bring dental practices a unique receivables management tool called Dental Collect. Dental Collect integrates seamlessly with most clients practice management systems (PMS), and helps increase the overall cash flow while saving time and maintaining patient diplomacy.
Dental Collect users enjoy these benefits:
- Collect more money and increase cash flow with less work
- Maintain diplomacy with patients
- Automated system that works seamlessly with most dental practice management systems
- Automatically identifies overdue accounts for follow up
- Flexible collection program that leaves the dental practice in control
- Compatibility with most dental practice management systems
Dental Collect is designed to:
- Automatically pull overdue charges from the practice management system
- Evaluate each account and send the qualifying accounts to Transworld Systems
- Report Payments
- Track the status of each account and allows the dental practice to stop Transworld notifications when payment has been received
Did you know ADA/LDA Members can save up to 40% on a wide selection of appliances for their practice or home? Microwaves. Dishwashers. Washers and dryers. Refrigerators. And more. All from the brands you know and trust: Whirlpool®, KitchenAid®, Maytag®, Amana®, Gladiator®, and Jenn-Air®.
That’s the beauty of the Inside Pass program by Whirlpool Corporation. Of course, you can also count on VIP treatment every step of the way, including professional delivery and installation options, and free used appliance removal.
With this program you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
• Special member prices
• Convenient shopping on a secure website
• Easy payment with your Visa or MasterCard
• A designated Customer Care Team for all VIP members
• White Glove Treatment and low cost delivery and installation or free pick-up at designated Whirlpool locations
Only ADA Members are eligible. Visit the following website for ADA Group Code information: http://www.adabusinessresources.com/en/endorsed-programs/appliances/. For more info, visit www.whirlpoolinsidepass.com or (866) 808.9274.