Winter C.E. - Walt Disney World® Resort

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

Walt Disney World® Resort
Sunday, February 7 - Tuesday, February 9, 2016
(Courses will be held each day from 7:30 to 11 a.m.)
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Microsite for Attendees to the LDA Winter CE meeting:

ONLINE REGISTRATION (for credit card payments)
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PRINTABLE FORM that should be mailed to the LDA (for check payments)


DOWNLOAD A MEETING BROCHURE (includes registration form)

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) 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.

Reception Monday, Feb. 8, 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Last year's PRIVATE Dessert Event was a great success so we are hosting it again! 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!

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Offering the ultimate in Disney luxury, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa provides the highest level of attentive service in an exquisite world of Victorian grandeur – from stunning lobbies to meticulously detailed guest rooms. Winding pathways lead guests to a full-service spa, pristine beaches, shimmering marina and fabulous pool area. From the resort, there are superb views of Seven Seas Lagoon, Cinderella Castle and nightly fireworks at the Magic Kingdom® Park. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is conveniently located near the Magic Kingdom® Park. As a Disney Resort Guest, you can take advantage of complimentary monorail transportation to Epcot® or motor coach transportation to other Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, Water Parks, Downtown Disney® Area and more.

Making a Reservation

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 (2016 LDA Winter Lecture Series) or the Group Code (G0684161) and the Cast Members will be happy to assist you with booking your room reservations and explain all available room options.The cutoff to reserve rooms is January 15, 2016.

Group Room Rates:
From $255 per night for Run of House (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. 6, 2016, and the three days after Feb. 11, 2016 (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).

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Disney's Magical Express Transportation
Disneys Magical Express Bus web 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 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

Sunday, Feb. 7 - Gremillion-webMonday, Feb. 8, 2016 - 7:30 - 11 a.m. each day
Dean Henry Gremillion

"Diagnostic Dilemmas: The Many Faces of Orofacial Pain"

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Differential diagnosis of orofacial pain is an extremely challenging aspect of dental practice. The complexity of neural networks involving the craniocervical area establishes an environment for much diagnostic confusion. Additionally, a number of conditions exist which share common symptoms or may mimic odontogenic pain. Appropriate treatment and/or referral is dependent upon accurate identification of these diseases, syndromes, or clinical conditions.

This program will provide a review of current basic concepts of pain mechanisms, pathways, and referral patterns in the head and neck. Discussion will include clinical characteristics and management considerations of pain of non-odontogenic origin such as: disorders of salivary glands, anatomic structures, headaches, and craniofacial pain of musculoskeletal origin.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this program, the participants will have a better understanding of how to:

  • Develop an enhanced understanding of the tremendous pain referral capacity of the trigeminal system.
  • Recognize conditions that may mimic neuropathic, odontogenic, and/or neurovascular pain sources.
  • Be able to communicate across disciplines regarding differential diagnostic dilemmas of the trigeminal system.
  • Understand the significant impact of occlusal parafunction on stability of the masticatory system.

3.5 clinical CE hours each day

Dr. Henry A. Gremillion is a 1977 graduate of Louisiana State University School of Dentistry.   He maintained a private general dental practice in Cottonport, La., from 1977 to 1989.   He then completed a 2 year Fellowship in Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction at the University of Florida College of Dentistry under the mentorship of Dr. Parker E. Mahan.   While at the University of Florida College of Dentistry he served as director of the Parker E. Mahan Facial Pain Center and directed a fellowship program in orofacial pain from 1992-2008 and was on the active dental staff of Shands Teaching Hospital during that period.   He also held the P. E. Mahan Endowed Professor in Orofacial Pain in the Department of Orthodontics and held an affiliate appointment in the Department of Prosthodontics at the UFCD.   He is the recipient of the 2008 Academy of General Dentistry’s Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for contributions to the art and science of dentistry.   He received the Dawson Academy Career Service Award in February 2009 and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain Career Service Award in April 2010.   In October 2008 he was named Dean of Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and is the E.E. Jeansonne Endowed Professor of Lifelong Learning.   He serves or has served as a consultant in the field of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, ADA Council on Dental Practice, and the Comprehensive Dentistry Program at UFCD.     He also serves or   has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Journal of Craniomandibular Practice, and Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry.   He has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad and has authored/co-authored numerous scientific articles, abstracts, and book chapters. His research interests include temporomandibular disorders, bruxism, and psychosocial aspects of orofacial pain.   His major clinical interest is the diagnosis and management of orofacial pain.

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 - 7:30 - 11 a.m.

"So, You Think You’re Protected?   Think Again!"
Stormy Blair, AU, Vice President, Brown & Brown of Louisiana Association Services Professionals

Stormy Blair-2015-webCourse Description: Insurance provides protection from financial devastation should the worst-case scenario happen.  We all recognize the importance of malpractice, life, disability, health and property insurance. But, is that all you need?   Are your professional and personal assets truly protected?   This lecture will identify areas of risk often overlooked in a dental practice and provide solutions to mitigate these potentially devastating losses.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and understand potential areas of risk in their dental practice.
  • Understand the financial and emotional impact of gaps in insurance protection.
  • Take advantage of risk mitigation tools available.
  • Implement practice solutions to mitigate risk.
  • Seek the proper insurance protection for these risks.

Stormy Blair has over 30 years experience in the life/health and property/casualty insurance business, and she has extensive knowledge regarding the insurance needs of dentists, oral surgeons, CPAs, physicians, pharmacists and attorneys. She is the vice president of Brown & Brown Association Services Professionals, where her hard work and dedication to the members of their endorsed associations have helped make this agency one of the top Northshore agencies in South Louisiana. Blair holds an associate in underwriting designation and continues to improve her insurance knowledge through many continuing education opportunities.   She has the honor of serving on the Fortress Insurance Company’s Advisory Committee. She is a frequent speaker hosting insurance classes for UMC School of Dentistry and the LSU School of Dentistry and local association meetings. She loves travel, scuba diving and Walt Disney World and spending time with 7 (soon to be 8) wonderful grandchildren.

2 practice management CE hours

"HIPAA – How It Impacts Your Practice, How to Comply and Common Misconceptions"
Robert McDermott, CEO/President, iMedicor

McDermott-2015-webCourse Description: Protecting your patients’ protected health information is of the utmost importance when it comes to sustaining a successful practice. But in an ever-evolving digital age, with many ways to communicate with your patients, are you as a provider doing everything you need to legally comply with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)? The course will explain technical safeguards required to comply with federal regulations when transmitting patient health information, common misconceptions and the penalties associated.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, attendees will have a better understanding of:

  • How to educate Individuals on HIPAA requirements for transporting patient health Information.
  • The difference between “encrypted” and “HIPAA compliant.”
  • How to solve the problem by discussing the solution.
  • The fines associated with not complying.
  • Implementation of our iCoreExhange.

Robert McDermott, president & CEO of iMedicor, is a 25-year veteran in sales, operations and finance. McDermott has had a successful career in being an entrepreneur while demonstrating strong leadership skills in running these organizations. He started, managed and operated six companies over the last 20 years and sold three to major corporations. McDermott’s company under his guidance made the prestigious INC 500 list and was listed as the 173rd fastest growing company in America while he was CEO. He has held positions in various companies as either CEO or president. He has a bachelor’s degree majoring in finance from Dowling College, NY.

1.5 practice management CE hours

2016 Registration Pricing

LDA member - $399            
ADA member - $499      
Non-member - $599      
Hygienist - $319    
Assoc. mbr. - $259                                  
Dental staff - $279                            
Dental student - $249
Ret. vol. lic. - $249

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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.


Magic Kingdom® Park

Wonder, fantasy and plenty of pixie dust are everywhere at the Magic Kingdom® Park. From flying through Neverland to yo-hoing with a band of pirates, enchanted lands – with over 40 magical attractions – make exciting adventures and timeless fairy tale classics just a smile away.Catch everyone’s favorite buccaneer, Captain Jack Sparrow, as he joins the crew of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction! Plummet into dark caves and tumble over rolling waterfalls as you join in on the adventures of Bre’er Rabbit on Splash Mountain®.And now, come experience the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom® Park history! Enjoy new attractions and interact with characters in ways you never thought possible. Journey to the Enchanted Forest, where you can become part of Ariel’s world, dine in Beast’s Castle, join Belle for a retelling of the “tale as old as time” and explore two new royal castles. Or head to Storybook Circus, where you can soar on the Dumbo the Flying Elephant® attraction, cool off with Casey Jr. Splash and Soak Station and fly a stunt plane with the Great Goofini on The Barnstormer. In New Fantasyland®, you’ll become part of a story that will stay with you for happily ever after.


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At Epcot®, high tech fun and Disney imagination are combined with the wonder of diverse cultures in two distinct worlds, Future World and World Showcase. Both are bursting with thrills and excitement. Fly to new heights as you wing your way through the skies on a breath-taking, awe-inspiring flight on the exhilarating Soarin’® attraction! Board a “clammobile” and follow Marlin and Dory as they chase the ever-curious clownfish in the Seas with Nemo & Friends. Dodge meteors, navigate nebulae and slingshot around the moon...without leaving Earth on Mission: SPACE®. Get revved up for an exhilarating driving experience, now designed by YOU! Create your own virtual custom-concept vehicle and put your design through its paces on the exciting hills, hairpin turns and straightaways on the Test Track ® circuit. Then, explore the cultures and cuisine of 11 nations as you journey around World Showcase, culminating in the ultimate finale, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth - an incredible symphony of lasers, music, and fireworks.



Disney's Hollywood Studios® the stage is set for plenty of action! The glitz and glamour of Hollywood take center stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. But the star is you! Take aim and ride an interactive  4-D Toy Story adventure like no other. It’s Toy Story Mania! – an attraction inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films. Catch the up-and-down beat of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith in a twistin’, turnin’, loopin’ limo ride that is sure to get your adrenaline jammin’. The power of the Force and the magic of Disney have combined again to bring you Star Tours®–The Adventures Continue. With new destinations featuring out-of-this-galaxy characters like C-3PO, R2-D2 and Darth Vader, you’ll never know where the Force might take you! And with each adventure, you can see the Star Wars universe in an all-new way…in 3-D! With so much to see and do, you just may need an encore! Go ahead and raise the curtain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. ©Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. ©2011 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM.


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Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park

The fun gets wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Explore the realm of creatures that inhabit our world...and our imagination...and create your own adventure for an experience that roars with excitement.Experience a high-speed train trek forward and backward through the treacherous Himalayan unknown, where the dreaded Yeti lurks on Expedition Everest–Legend of the Forbidden Mountain®.Explore over 100 acres of African Savannah on Kilimanjaro Safaris® as you become surrounded by free-roaming wildlife in their natural habitat. Dive right into the heart, humor and characters of Finding Nemo with the musical version of the award-winning Disney•Pixar animated film. This on-stage extravaganza is is a visually-inventive, original musical, merging puppetry with live performances.Every path and trail invites you to explore the awesome surprises of nature combined with all the enchantment of Walt Disney World® Resort.

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Disney Water Parks


The world-famous water parks of Walt Disney World® Resort offer you the opportunity to cool off and chill out surrounded in unparalleled magic and fun.   At Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, the legend of Florida’s first ski resort comes to life.   Brave “black diamond”-intensity thrills like the 120-foot vertical free-falling Summit Plummet, America’s tallest water slide, or the world’s longest family raft ride, Teamboat Springs.   Then, jump into a tropical paradise at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, home to the gravity-defying uphill water coaster Crush ‘n’ Gusher.   Bask in the Florida sun as you tube down Castaway Creek, and snorkel through an underwater reef among real sharks.   For thrills or chills, come hit the waves where imagination reigns!





Downtown Disney®

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Downtown Disney Area
World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at Downtown Disney area. Shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid life-size prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at the 30-lane alley and more....

World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at Downtown Disney® Area. Shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid life-size prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at a 30-lane alley and more.

Downtown Disney West Side showcases top-notch restaurants, AMC Movies at Downtown Disney 24 – a state-of the art 24-theater complex, and distinctive shops. Here, you'll also find the exquisite Cirque du Soleil® La Nouba live entertainment show and the DisneyQuest® Indoor Interactive theme park.

Downtown Disney Marketplace provides an appealing place to take a break from Disney Theme Parks and Water Parks – especially if you're in search of Disney merchandise. Choose from a wealth of shopping opportunities. Or, enjoy unique dining options, from a jungle-themed lunch to a romantic waterside dinner.

Enjoy an enticing array of shopping and dining experiences at  Curl by Sammy Duval, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Bar, Fuego by Sosa Cigars, Paradiso 37 and other outdoor food and beverage locations.

Sports & Recreation

As the number one amateur sports destination anywhere, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex hosts nearly 200,000 athletes at 180 events each year.   It’s also home to Spring Training for the Atlanta Braves, as well as the Walt Disney World® Pro Soccer Classic.

Take in a round of golf fit for a pro at one of four championship golf courses. Pump up the thrills with wakeboarding, parasailing, waterskiing and tubing, and guided watercraft excursions at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Marina.

Or, enjoy a soothing spa experience in the middle of the magic at Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This new spa facility has been completely redesigned, blending turn-of-the-century elegance with modern accoutrements – and a dash of Disney whimsy.

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