Council on Government Affairs

Each Component representative on the Council of Government Affairs shall:

1. As Chairman of his Component’s Council on Government Affairs, show an active and continuing interest in legislative affairs relating to the profession and in particular those legislative matters and problems arising within his district.

2. Establish, in cooperation with the Component President, a Component Council on Government Affairs with membership comprised of an adequate number of appointees to assume responsibility for legislative supervision over locally designated geographical areas within the District which will equalize distribution of legislators within said areas.

3. The establishment of means for direct contact with legislators through the dentist who cares for the dental needs of the legislator and/or his family, or through a dentist having close personal contact with the legislator.

4. Conduct on an annual basis within each component area, a Legislative Appreciation Banquet involving the contact dentists, area legislators, State Committee Chairman, The Executive Director, and when possible, the President of the State Association or the President-Elect.

5. The assumption of full responsibility for the initial handling of all dental legislation arising or emanating from their Component.  This responsibility shall include the forwarding of proposed legislative matters, in cooperation with the Component Director, to the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Dental Association with appropriate recommendations.

 

Council on Government Affairs Members

 

Dr. Marty B. Garrett, CHAIRMAN
Component: Greater Baton Rouge
Office:  225-292-8101       
e-mail:  marty1@cox.net

NODA
Dr. Gizelle Richard
Office:  504-394-5330   
e-mail:  drgrichard@earthlink.net 

ACADIANA                        
Dr. Lance N. Savoie
Office:  337-892-4774     
e-mail: debrasavoie@hotmail.com

NORTHEAST
Dr. John L. Ward
Office:  318-251-9600
e-mail:  docjohnward@bellsouth.net

BAYOU
Dr. Michael J. Marcello
Office:  985-625-3636    
e-mail: mmarce3@yahoo.com 

NORTHLAKE
Dr. Allen N. Sawyer       
Office:  985-327-7354
e-mail: sawyerdental@gmail.com          

CENTRAL
Dr. David “Trey” M. Carlton III
Office:  318-445-4870 
e-mail:  tcarl624@aol.com

NORTHWEST
Dr. Ronald C. Hermes
Office:  318-688-2970      
e-mail: rhermes14@aol.com

GREATER BATON ROUGE
Dr. David Balhoff
Office: 225-769-1276       
e-mail:  davidbalhoff@gmail.com

SOUTHWEST
Dr. Scott M. Hannaman
Office:  337-474-4892     
e-mail: scott.hannaman@gmail.com

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