Featured Awards

2014 Awards Presented During the LDA House of Delgates


Distinguished Service Awards

The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the LDA and is given annually to individual members who exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct in dentistry and make extraordinary contributions in organized dentistry and their community.


Dr. William A. Hadlock has been a member of the LDA, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association (GBRDA) for 30 years. He has served in numerous capacities in the local, state and national arenas, including his position as LDA president from 2011-2012. He was also chair of the LDA Council on Government Affairs from 1998-2009, chair of the New Orleans Dental Conference and LDA Annual Session in 2010, and served on the Council on ADA Sessions and International Programs from 2001-2005.

His service to dentistry has reached far beyond that of the ADA, LDA, and GBRDA. Dr. Hadlock is a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists. He is a member and a past president of Continuing Dental Education of Baton Rouge and on the adjunct faculty and board of directors for the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education in San Francisco, Calif.

Dr. Hadlock is also a firm believer in serving his community and has volunteered with the Arts Council of Baton Rouge, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, and Our Lady of Mercy Church, and he has coached youth soccer and basketball. He has also been involved in leadership positions with Le Cercle de Bacchus and Bocage Racquet Club, and has been a member of Krewe of Achilles and Krewe of Endymion.

He is married to Monica Hadlock and they have two children, Claire and Robert.

He is pictured here with Dr. Charlie Foy.

Hooton-DSA-2014webDr. Jeff Hooton has been a member of the LDA, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Northeast Louisiana Dental Association (NELDA) for 30 years. He has been active at both the national, state and local levels. After serving in various leadership roles with NELDA, he was elected as 1992 president. He also served on the Louisiana Dental Services board from 1994-2000 and on the LDA Council on Government Affairs from 2000-2006. He has been a member of the LDA Board of Directors since 2006 and served as the 2012-2013 president of the LDA. He has also represented the LDA as both a delegate and an alternate delegate at the ADA House of Delegates.

As a former member of the U.S. Army, Dr. Hooton served two tours in Vietnam and received the U.S. Army Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and the Valorous Unit Award. He is a member of Grace Episcopal Church, former committee chair of the church’s Community Service Committee, and served as the Vestry’s Senior Warden. As a founder of New Orleans’ Trinity Episcopal Church Central America Dental Team, he has served on their medical mission team since 1991.

He served on the founding board of directors for the Northeast Louisiana Virtual Clinic and was the NELDA Member of the Year in 1997.

He is married to Belinda Hooton and they have four daughters, Babbette, Sage, Maurie and Ainslea, and one grandson, Reed.

He is pictured here with Dr. Mike Nolan.


Dr. Michael J. Maginnis has been a member of the LDA, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association (GBRDA) for over 42 years. He is a board certified prosthodontist specializing in removable prosthodontics with special emphasis on constructing dentures and partial dentures for patients who are having difficulty wearing their prostheses. He also specializes in making prostheses for cleft palate children and post-cancer reconstruction patients.

As a firm believer in organized dentistry, Dr. Maginnis was integral in the success of the LDA’s for-profit subsidiary, Louisiana Dental Services, where he served on the board of directors and in various leadership positions from 1989-2012, taking over as board president in 2013. He is also a past president of GBRDA, as well as Continuing Dental Education of Baton Rouge.

He is a member of the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontists and an associate professor of removable prosthodontics at the LSU School of Dentistry. Since 1973, he has been a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Cleft Palate Team and an associate professor at the LSU Department of Speech and Hearing.

He is married to Mary Kendall and they have four children, Kendall, Stuart, Brinkley and Beau, and three grandchildren.

He is pictured here with Dr. C.J. Richard.


Dr. Jamie M. Manders has been a member of the LDA, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the New Orleans Dental Association (NODA) for 34 years. She is a retired general dentist who worked diligently for her peers for over 25 years as a volunteer who dedicated her time and talents to assist dentists in recovering from substance abuse. She began working with NODA’s Impaired Dentist Committee and shortly after, joined what is now known as the LDA’s Dentists Well-Being Advisory Committee, later becoming chair and helping dentists throughout the state. Primarily because of her efforts, the LDA received an ADA Golden Apple for Excellence in 2011 for its Dentists Well-Being Activities.

She was a member of the NODA Board of Governors from 1989-91 and a past volunteer with both the ADA Annual Session in New Orleans and the New Orleans Dental Conference. She received the NODA Honor Dentist Award in 2012.

Within her community, Dr. Manders has also been active in her volunteer efforts, including the Algiers Point Association Board of Directors, American Association of University Women local president, Louisiana Philharmonic Symphony volunteer, New Orleans Museum of Art volunteer, New Orleans Track Club and treasurer of the Chalmette Track Club.

She is married to Dr. James Riopelle, a New Orleans physician.

She is pictured here with Dr. Mark Chaney and Dr. Riopelle.

Humanitarian Award

The LDA’s Humanitarian Award recognizes dentists who have distinguished themselves through outstanding dental service activities in the United States or abroad. This dentist is selected because he embraces common moral decencies such as altruism, integrity, freedom, justice, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility and compassion, he respects and embraces human diversity and he works to improve the lives of those in need through selfless, courageous, creative and compassionate acts.


Dr. Glenn M. Kidder is a general dentist who has limited his practice to the diagnosis and treatment of TMD and occlusal disorders. He has been a member of the LDA, the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association (GBRDA) for over 33 years, and is very deserving of this award.

As a strong believer in giving back to his community, Dr. Kidder was instrumental in founding The Greater Baton Rouge Community Clinic in 2000 and is still an active member of their board of directors. The virtual clinic has provided over $5 million of free medical and dental care to the low income, working uninsured in the greater Baton Rouge area.

He has been an active member of the Cortana Kiwanis his entire dental career, and has served in numerous leadership positions. The group works with local public and private schools, cooks jambalaya for thousands in need (including for groups such as the Red Cross volunteers during disasters), provides Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for needy families, is participating in The Eliminate Project (global elimination of maternal/neonatal tetanus), and sponsors The Baton Rouge Children’s Christmas Parade.

He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, where he has participated in several church service programs including Kairos Prison Ministry teams, working with Angola prison residents. He is also a long-time volunteer with Donated Dental Services.

Dr. Kidder is also an assistant clinical professor at the LSU School of Dentistry and serves in the Department of Education at The Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Fla.

He is married to Stacey Kidder, and they have three sons, fellow LDA members Dr. Dustin Kidder and Dr. Kevin Kidder, and Austin Kidder.

He is pictured here with two of his sons who are both dentists, Dr. Kevin Kidder and Dr. Dustin Kidder.

New Dentist Award
The New Dentist Award is presented annually to one LDA member who has practiced for less than 10 years, and who has distinguished them self by giving their time and talents for the betterment of mankind. Such contributions include civic involvement, public service and unselfish devotion to the dental profession.

Dr. David Balhoff has exemplified himself as a leader in his association. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA), and the Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association (GBRDA).

After completing specialist training in orthodontics, Dr. Balhoff became active in organized dentistry. At the state level, he is currently a member of the LDA Council on Government Affairs and the LDA Council on Membership and Dental Practice. He has been a Give Kids A Smile Day volunteer and a participant in Dentists’ Day at the Legislature. He was also the 2010 president of the GBRDA.

As the first orthodontist in Louisiana to volunteer for Smiles Change Lives, he provided orthodontics to patients who would otherwise have not been able to afford the treatment. His office also raises money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and annually participates in the Dream Day Foundation’s Fishin’ Galore event.

He is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists and the Louisiana Association of Orthodontists.

Dr. Balhoff is married to Leah Blaize Balhoff and they have two sons, Thomas and Andrew.

He is pictured here with his wife, Leah.

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