LDA/LDS Endorsed Companies

Money Saving Opportunities For Your Practice Provided Through These
LDA Endorsed Products and Services

LDS-logo-2013-forwebLouisiana 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.

Do you want to do business with quality vendors? Do you want to save on your operating expenses? The following is a comprehensive list of endorsed vendors, including contact info and websites! If you have questions or need specific information regarding an endorsed product or service, call 1-225-926-1986 or 1-800-388-6642 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 (Transition specialists)
(Disposal service)
Bank of America Financial Services (Credit card program)
Brown & Brown of LA, LLC(Business property insurance)
CareCredit (Patient financing program)
CGI Communications, Inc. (Practice marketing and communications)
D-MMEX EasyRefine (Scrap metal return)
Elavon (Credit card and electronic check processing)
Fortress (Professional liability insurance)
LDS Glove Program (Individualized gloves)
Medical Waste Management (Medical waste services)
Office Depot (Office products)
OneMind Health (Benefits verification and claims adjudication)
ProSites (Website provider)
Solutionreach (Patient messaging and communication)
Transworld Systems, Inc. (Profit recovery)

Complete description of companies and contact information can be found below.

altADS 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 Brokerage

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

As a member of the LDA, you are entitled to the following services and discounts from ADS Lovelace and Associates (www.Lovelaceandassociates.com) and ADS South (www.ADSSouth.com):

 - 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.

altAmalgaway - 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. 

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Bank of America Financial Services - Earn more cash back for the things you buy most, and a $100 cash rewards bonus after qualifying purchases.

Apply for the new 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 supporting 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 $100 cash rewards bonus offer:
•    1% cash back on all purchases.
•    2% cash back at grocery stores.
•    3% cash back on gas.
•    The 2% cash back on grocery purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases applies to $1,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases.
•    Get a $100 cash rewards bonus after making at least $500 in purchase(s) within the first 90 days.*  
•    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.  Have it deposited into a Bank of America® checking or savings account or applied as a statement credit.  To enjoy even more rewards, get a 10% customer bonus when you redeem cash back into a Bank of America checking or savings account.

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 $100 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. The value of this reward may constitute taxable income to you. You may be issued an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 (or other appropriate form) that reflects the value of such reward. Please consult your tax advisor, as neither we nor our affiliates, provide tax advice.

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. © 2015 Bank of America Corporation.



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Brown & Brown of LA, LLC - Business Property Insurance Specialists:  Can review current property and contents coverage on the practice, provide alternative quotes from multiple carriers, and prepare a detailed comparison for dentists’ analysis and selection. Stormy Blair or David Ellis at 985-674-3886, 1-888-503-5547, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CareCredit CMYK stackedCareCredit - 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.

altCGI Communications, Inc., formed in 1988, is built on delivering high-impact marketing and promotion products to Associations across the country and the members they represent.

NEW NEXT! Program to Enhance Your Online Presence

(View the Online Video Magazine that CGI put together for the LDA on the LDA's homepage at www.ladental.org or click directly on http://www.elocallink.tv/zmag/ladental/)

Today, CGI has over 80,000 satisfied customers. As a result, we've created specific programs and products that will help create lifelong clients, build referrals, and strengthen your online presence and much more. 

In today's fast-paced, ever changing world, it's more important than ever to discover new ways of staying connected to the community you serve.  In order for your business to stay relevant and have the ability to grow, cutting edge techniques have to be utilized in order to maintain a solid base of current clients, and attract future ones.

By being a member of your Association you have the opportunity to be introduced to this exciting program.  Your association has worked out very favorable rates for its members, and members only, to take advantage of. It will cost you nothing to learn about this exciting opportunity. Please be aware you'll be receiving a call from CGI to set up an appointment or feel free to contact them yourself.

If you have any questions, contact:
Evan Mendola
1-800-398-3029, ext. 584
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altD-MMEX EasyRefine - The EasyRefine precious metal recovery program maximizes the value of your precious scrap metal. EasyRefine pays 97% on gold, 90% on platinum and silver and 85% on palladium. LDA members receive an addition 5% on the total value of their submitted metals. Call (800) 741-3174 to get an insured shipping kit. Visit D-MMEX EasyRefine at www.easyrefine.com.

altElavon - Credit card and electronic check processing, improve your bottom line and your receivables. To get started now, contact your local account executive: Sheri Smith (Shreveport), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (800) 226-9332, ext. 8353, (318) 347-2315; Cindy Keys (New Orleans), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (800) 226-9332, ext. 8007, (504) 343-6927; or Angela Hedrick (Baton Rouge), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (800) 226-9332, ext. 5092, (225) 636-2607. You can also contact our regional representative, Barbara Martin, (800) 725-1243, ext. 8519, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The director for Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas is Denise Atkinson, (800) 226-9332, ext. 8177, (713) 557-9497, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

altFortress Insurance Company - A professional liability company created by dentists, for dentists. To learn more about how Fortress can protect you and your practice, call Stormy Blair or David Ellis at 985-674-3886, 1-888-503-5547, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

LDA Members: Click here for more resources from Fortress, including information on informed consent and sample forms and documents.

LDS-Logo-web-frontpageLDS Glove Program - Our endorsed glove program keeps getting better and saving you more money. The LDS Glove Program, administered by Association Gloves, now offers FREE SHIPPING on all items. Place your first glove order and you’ll receive a $5 gift card to Starbucks or McDonald’s—you choose which gift you’d prefer.

And, masks are now available as well!!! Kimberly-Clark masks are now part of the program. Ear loop masks start at just $4.00 per 50 masks. We also have an assortment of tie masks. You get two boxes of masks free with the purchase of one case of masks, saving you even more money!

The LDS Glove Program carries the major brands of gloves: Cranberry, EcoBee, Microflex, Sempermed and Kimberly-Clark at extremely competitive prices. Free glove and mask samples are available. Request free samples on our glove and mask website, or call us for assistance.

Check out our low prices:

  Powder-free nitrile starting at $5.45 per 100 gloves

  Powder-free latex starting at $6.40 per 100 gloves

  Powdered latex starting at $7.25 100 gloves

  Fitted starting at $7.50 per 100 gloves

*All gloves are sold by the case. Gloves are packed 10 boxes per case.

Please visit our website for easy, secure purchasing. Or, call 877-484-6149 to order, request free samples or for answers to your questions. You’ll be glad you did!

Your purchase of exam gloves from the LDS glove program gets you high-quality products with the right fit and feel at an exceptional value, access to an easy recurring order program and great personal service. It also provides a non-dues revenue stream to the LDA. You have to purchase gloves, so why not buy them from Association Gloves, the organization that supports your state dental association? Call 877-484-6149 to get started saving today.


MedicalWasteManagement-lowresNEW ENDORSED COMPANY!!!  Medical Waste Management is your local provider of medical waste services. Specializing in collection, transportation, tracking, treatment and disposal, Medical Waste Management will provide reliable convenient service to our customers with the latest compliance and tracking services. Visit www.medwastemgmt.net or contact Mark Grillo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (985) 373-6428 to get started.

altOffice Depot - office products: to participate in the supply program to receive discounts below store pricing, request an enrollment form from Christy Copeland at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 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. You can click on the link above after you have set up your account.

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OneMind-Logo-webOneMind Health is an innovative healthcare technology and services company focused on the dental industry. We have developed the premier revenue cycle management software-as-a-service offering in the industry, focusing heavily on eligibility and benefit management. Our electronic solution allows the provider office to clearly and easily manage patient eligibility and benefit work issues, significantly simplifying the current practice of manual phone calls to the provider or log-in to various payer websites. This results in up to 50% reduction in direct labor costs associated with eligibility and benefits verification. For more info, visit http://onemindhealth.com/ or call (866) 633-1090.



altProSites - As the LDA’s endorsed provider of website design and Internet marketing services, ProSites helps dentists drive practice growth and reach new patients online. High-quality websites include patient-focused content, educational videos, unlimited pages, and other interactive features that help doctors streamline patient communications. Free customer support and upgrades are also included. Plus, LDA members save 25% off the initial website setup fee. 

To start your zero-obligation, FREE trial, visit http://www.prosites.com/LDA or call (888) 464-2357.

ProSites transformed our web presence from one that lacked performance to one that allowed us to be fully integrated with today’s technology driven population; all at an affordable rate!” 
-Dr. Julie A. Vignes (member of the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association)

 Check out Dr. Vignes’ website at: http://www.batonrougedentalcenter.com/



SolutionreachOnBlackSmNEW ENDORSED COMPANY!!! Once the pioneer for text and email patient messaging, Solutionreach is now a full platform of patient engagement and communication solutions for healthcare practices. Utilizing the latest text, email, voice, video, web, and social media tools, Solutionreach equips healthcare providers with “high-tech” solutions that don’t sacrifice the “high-touch” personalization needed when interacting with patients. Solutionreach engagement tools will automate and personalize nearly every type of customized communication: including text, email, or landline appointment reminders; confirmations; reactivation; referrals; birthday wishes; surveys; newsletters; customized education and promotion campaigns; and more. The Solutionreach service is all-inclusive, and backed by a Satisfaction Guarantee. All customers are provided with unlimited support from dedicated representatives and a Price for Life Promise. For more information, contact Miles Westover at (866) 315-4046 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.solutionreach.com.

altTransworld Systems, Inc. (TSI) - Accounts receivable management and profit recovery. Contact Doug Hillis at (504) 327-2525 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information and an informational presentation, click here.

Transworld Systems has proudly partnered with Sikka Software Company to bring dental practices a FREE unique receivables management tool called GreenFlag Dental Collect. GreenFlag Dental Collect integrates seamlessly with most clients practice management systems (PMS), and is designed to:

       -  Automatically pull overdue charges from the practice management system
       -  Evaluate each account and allow the practice to send the qualifying accounts to 
          Transworld Systems with one click
       -  Report Payments only once, and it will auto-update our system
       -  Track the status of each account and allow the dental practice to stop Transworld
          notifications when payment has been received

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