Summer Education Conference

LDA Summer Education Conference
Wednesday-Saturday, July 29 - August 1, 2015

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, FL
(Seminar located in the Linkside Conference Center on the bay side.)

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LDA CONTACT: Sherri Jones, director of conference services, at 225-926-1986 or 1-800-388-6642 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sponsors (as of 3/27/15):  

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Don’t miss this LDA event, featuring:

Periodontics (Speaker and Topic, TBA)

“Dr. Google: 10 Easy Steps to Attract New Patients
with Your Website & Social Media” with Will Scott

WillScott-onlineCourse Description: Learn the top 10 online marketing tips to make sure new patients can find your practice online and how your website can convince these patients to choose you. This course is designed to walk attendees through 10 practical steps aimed at maximizing your website and social media to elevate your dental office’s online presence. These insider tips will help to attract new patients—even for elective services such as cosmetic dentistry.  

Course Objectives: As a result of attending this course, participants should have a better understanding of:

●    Dental SEO: Attracting new patients using search engine optimization strategies (three easy steps).
●    Content marketing 101: How your website can win over potential patients (three easy steps).
●    Social media tips and tricks: Using Facebook and Instagram to engage current patients and attract new ones (two winning strategies).
●    Dr. Google: Optimizing your online doctor profile to increase patient leads (one easy step).
●    Seeing is believing: Using before-and-after galleries and patient testimonials to attract new visitors to your website (one winning strategy).

Course Type: Lecture, Credit: 4 practice management hours

Will Scott has been helping small businesses get online since 1994. He has led teams responsible for building thousands of small business websites, building hundreds of thousands of pages in online directories and delivering millions of website visits from Web searches. Will is the CEO of Search Influence, the largest online marketing company on the Gulf Coast. At Search Influence, he leads a team of dedicated professionals who put customer results first. Search Influence serves local and small- to medium-size businesses with SEO, online advertising, social media and content marketing, both directly and as a white-label provider for media companies and resellers.

New Horizons in Endodontics 
presented by Real World Endo® with Dr. Lynne Brock

Course Description: This highly clinical lecture presentation showcases video demonstrations of endodontic therapy using modern instrumentation techniques and the latest material science. A Case Based Learning approach will be used and root canal therapy in an anterior, premolar, and molar tooth using these clinical techniques will be showcased. The various aspects of decision-making regarding diagnosis, anesthesia, access, instrumentation, and obturation will be discussed during each clinical case with emphasis on efficiency of care without sacrificing predictability of the clinical outcome. Concepts to improve case outcomes will be discussed and evaluated. Proper access preparation and efficient techniques for repair of root defects and perforations using the latest material science will also be presented and discussed. This endodontic presentation will be highly multifaceted but will emphasize proven practices for successful outcomes and satisfied patients.

Additionally, a new instrumentation and obturation technique (ESX NiTi rotary instrumentation and Synchronized Hydraulic Condensation) will be introduced.

A demo station with handpieces and plastic blocks will be set-up and available to provide participants the opportunity to use "Real World " techniques and to witness first-hand, how they will change the way they practice endodontics.

Course Objectives: During this lecture presentation participants will have a better understanding of:
• How to improve the success rate of their endodontic cases no matter what instrumentation or obturation system they use (including hand filing!).
• How to improve their efficiency of care without compromising quality.
• How to instrument and obturate root canals using ESX NiTi rotary files and BioCeramic cements in conjunction with hydraulic condensation.
• Multiple tips and tricks to perform a painless endodontic procedure from anesthesia to post operative care.

Course Type: Lecture, Credit: 4 clinical hours


Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Destin, FL


Building Nightly Rate
Westwinds, One Bedroom* $339
Westwinds, Two Bedroom* $469
Westwinds, Three Bedroom* $589
Luau Studio $205
Luau, One Bedroom $235

*Westwinds includes daily "tidy."

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Both Westwinds and Luau are on the “beach side” of the resort. Westwinds is beach front. All rooms face the beach. Luau is not directly on the beach, but is very close and is set back a little from Westwinds. However, all LDA attendees staying in the Luau will have access to the private beach at the Westwinds.   

For reservations, call (800) 320-8115.


- A minimum stay of 3 nights is required on Beachfront or Luau accommodations.
- Rates are good three days prior to the conference and three days after the conference dates.

Check-in time begins at 4 p.m. Check-out time is 11 a.m. Late check-out charges: check-out after 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. - one, half-day room rate, and check-out after 4 p.m. - a full day room rate.

All room rates include complimentary resort transportation; two bicycles per unit for up to four hours of usage daily; fitness center usage; one hour per day of tennis court time (based on availability); one hour per day usage on either a canoe, kayak or boogie board.

All rooms will be charged a daily resort fee in the amount of 12% of the pre-tax amount of the daily room rate. The resort fee covers items, including but not limited to, self-parking, Wi-Fi in the Baytowne and Linkside Conference Center, and reservation processing services. Complimentary Wi-Fi is offered in Westwinds. At Luau, there is a charge of $9.95 per day per computer. Resort charge is subject to taxes.)

All rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes and fees in effect at time of check-in (currently 12% for accommodations and 9.5% taxes and fees for all other services (fees for all other services is referencing the tax rate on purchases or services, such as beach chairs, drinks, t-shirts, etc.)

Reservations received after the reservation due date of Thursday, July 2, 2015, for room nights in the room block will be accepted on a space-available basis at the applicable group room rate shown above.

Sandestin requires a one night's room deposit to be received within 10 days after a reservation is made, or it will be canceled. The required advance deposit for each reservation is refundable only if the reservation is canceled or arrival date is changed at least seven days prior to arrival date.

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