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)
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)
CyraCom (Translation service)***
Dentistry On Hold (On-hold messaging)
D-MMEX EasyRefine (Scrap metal return)
Fortress (Professional liability insurance)
HealthFirst (Amalgam separators)***
iCoreConnect (HIPAA-compliant email)
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)
OnPay (Payroll processing)***
ProSites (Website designer/provider)
SoFi (Student loan refinancing)
Solutionreach (Patient messaging and communication)
TDSC - The Dentists Supply Company (Dental supplies and small equipment)
Transworld Systems, Inc. (Profit recovery/collections)
U.S. Bank Card (Credit card)***
Complete description of companies and contact information can be found below.
*** Denotes ADA/LDA co-endorsed companies.
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.
Best Card - Credit card processing for your practice. Powered by First Data.
- Dental practices save an average of 24% or $2,768 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 $269 (SCDA members 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, Eaglesoft, Open Dental and Practiceworks – 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, Eaglesoft, Open Dental and Practiceworks.
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.
CyraCom - Be compliant with the Section 1557 regulation! CyraCom provides phone and video interpretation, enabling dentists to communicate with their non-English-speaking patients in seconds. CyraCom services are fully compliant with Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
CyraCom supports hundreds of languages, including ASL. Interpreters in CyraCom's large-scale US contact centers complete a 120-hour certification course and specialize in healthcare interpreting. CyraCom provides dental offices:
• Easy online sign-up with no startup costs or minimum fees
• Compliance with Section 1557 language service requirements
• Access to certified interpreters in hundreds of languages through phones, laptops, or even an interpretation app
LDA members receive preferred pricing off of interpretation services. There's also no minimums and no set-up fees!
Sign Up: http://www.cyracom.com/ada
Dentistry On Hold - As providers of on hold messaging services for 20 years, the Dentistry On Hold team offers the experience, technology and skills to help you get the most out of your on-hold marketing programs. All of your on-hold messages are developed by professionals and customized to your practice. Then, using professional voice talent and licensed music, your customized on hold program is crafted, recorded and mixed in our state-of-the-art sound studio. We work with over 2000 dental and orthodontic practices across the country and have the technical expertise to make implementing an on hold program simple. Whether you are using the latest voip solution, have a traditional telephone system, or multi line analog phones, we’ll make it SIMPLE.
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.
HealthFirst, the leading provider of dental compliance products and services including dental waste stream management, has been educating and protecting dental clients for 42+ years. HealthFirst is providing discounts and special promotional offers only to LDA members on its Amalgam Recovery Program.
Is your office ready to comply? Compliance is easy with the Rebec - HealthFirst Amalgam Recovery Program, exclusively for LDA members. Along with a vetted solution, LDA members receive the following exclusive benefits:
• Up to 33% off retail
• The only lifetime product warranty in the industry
• Wastewater pollution fine indemnification
• One amalgam filter recycle per year - guaranteed
Call: (888) 963-6787
Email sensitive patient information and large imaging files to providers, patients and third parties, both in and outside your network.
To make life even easier, iCoreExchange lets you bring your regular email accounts (such as Gmail and Yahoo!) into one dashboard for easy, 1-click access to everything.
Receive at least 10% off apparel and logos. For ordering and program information:
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.
Office Depot - Office Depot has partnered with us on a small business savings program to provide discounts in-store and online, plus fantastic new benefits. More than just deals (that extend to almost every item!), you’ll also get access to Office Depot’s new technology services, local Business Pros and more.
To take advantage of our savings follow the steps below:
Step 2: New Customer and want to shop online? Click here to set up your online account that is attached to our pricing.
Step 3: Like to shop in the store?
Option 1: Text LaDentalCard to 555-888. You will receive the store purchasing card on your phone. Use this card at the time of check out and your discounts will apply. You will always get the lowest price!
Option 2: Click here to print (or see below) a store purchasing card. Get it laminated at the copy & print center for free and use it at the time of check out and your discounts will apply. You will always get the lowest price!
You still have time to make the change to OnPay. Take advantage of significant savings over most other payroll processing options and get the first month FREE!
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.
SoFi Student Loan Refinancing - SoFi refinances student loan debt at low rates, creating meaningful savings for their borrowers. LDA members, friends, and family receive a .25% Rate Discount* when they apply through SoFi.com/LDA.
Refinancing is a great solution for working graduates who have high-interest, unsubsidized Direct Loans, Graduate PLUS loans, and/or private loans. Federal loans do carry some special benefits, for example, public service forgiveness and economic hardship programs, that may not be accessible to you after you refinance. SoFi offers a range of options to optimize your monthly payments, lifetime cost, or speed of pay off, all in addition to no fees and no catch. What’s not to like? Check your rate in two minutes at SoFi.com/LDA.
Terms and conditions apply. SoFi reserves the right to modify or discontinue products and benefits at any time without notice. SoFi loans are private loans and SoFi does not offer the same flexible repayment terms that are features of federal student loans. Eligible borrowers must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and meet SoFi's underwriting requirements. Other state restrictions may apply. SoFi loans are originated by SoFi Lending Corp (dba SoFi) California Finance Lender #6054612. NMLS #1121636. *See sofi.com/legal#welcome-bonus
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!
To Order Supplies – tdsc.com/louisiana or call 1-888-253-1223
Membership just keeps getting better! Your newest benefit? Significant savings on dental supplies. LDS has partnered with The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC) to offer members a new way to shop for dental supplies. TDSC is a member dentist led organization built to provide consistent, competitive pricing on dental supplies to members of organized dentistry regardless of practice size. When you buy from TDSC, you are joining a collective of visionary dental professionals who believe the profession should be shaped by those who practice it.
Dentists have already saved more than $4 million compared to MSRP on everything from adhesives to x-ray materials through tdsc.com. This is savings that can be reinvested back into the practice and patient care.
Ready to see how much you can save? Visit tdsc.com/louisiana to learn more and get started today with a custom price comparison on the products you buy today.
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
- Earn 20,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on the card in 90 days1
- Only 25,000 points equals up to a $450 ticket
- No Annual Fee!
- No Foreign Transaction Fees!
- Points add up fast – earn 2 points per net $1 spent on all eligible Louisiana Dental Association purchases and one point per $1 spent on eligible net purchases everywhere else Visa cards are accepted
- Earn an additional 20,000 Bonus Points after $125,000 annual net spend2
- No travel blackout dates on more than 150 airlines
- Visa Signature Travel Benefits including Travel Accident Insurance & Auto Rental Insurance3
To apply, call (888) 327-2265, ext. 36991 or visit adavisa.com/36991
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Accounts must be open and in good standing to earn and redeem rewards and benefits. Upon approval, please refer to your Cardmember Agreement for additional information. Net purchases are purchases minus credits and returns. Not all transactions are eligible to earn rewards, such as Advances, Balance Transfers, and Convenience Checks. Upon approval, please refer to your Cardmember Agreement for additional information. Rewards points expire five (5) years from the end of the calendar month during which they were earned.
1To earn first use bonus, eligible net purchases must be made within 90 days of account open date. Bonus will be credited to your account 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion period.
2The $125,000 spend must be on eligible net purchases, and is per calendar year. For the year 2017, the spend bonus will start effective 7/1/2017 and end 12/31/2017. Subsequent years, the annual spend bonus eligibility timeframe is January 1 through December 31. Bonus will be credited to your account 6-8 weeks after the end of the promotion period. This offer may not apply if your credit card has changed to a different type of card within the last 12 weeks or changes before spend bonus is applied.
3Certain limitations and restrictions may apply. Refer to your Visa "Guide to Benefits" terms for details.
The creditor and issuer of the ADA® Visa Signature® Card is U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. ©2017 U.S. Bank