WHAT'S NEW

What's New

  • Other Opioid C.E. Resources +

    Here are links to three, one-hour courses: http://www.opioidprescribing.com/dental_landing http://pcss-o.org/event/pain-management-in-dentistry-a-changing-and-challenging-landscape/ https://www.scopeofpain.com/ These three one-hour courses satisfy the NEW state mandate for 3 hours of opioid prescribing and abuse awareness C.E. to Read More
  • Dentists Will Have 11% Reduction in PCF Surcharge +

    The Patients' Compensation Fund (PCF) Board approved an 11% reduction in the PCF surcharge for dentists and oral surgeons beginning September 2, 2017. Read More
  • New State Requirements for Those Writing Prescriptions for Schedule Drugs +

    There is a NEW State mandate requiring 3 hours of opioid prescribing and abuse awareness C.E. for those doctors holding a controlled dangerous substance license permitting them to prescribe schedule Read More
  • LDA Awards Applications Due November 1 +

    Help your association recognize its outstanding members by submitting nominations for the Distinguished Service Award, Humanitarian Award or New Dentist Award.  Nominations for these three prestigious awards may be made Read More
  • Dental Medicaid Update +

    MCNA Dental Advisory Committee Meeting Update, September 27, 2017 Restriction on billing panorex taken on the same day as operative treatment provided.This service is payable as long as an exam Read More
  • LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo WINNERS +

    LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo WINNERS announced! Visit www.ladental.org/fishingrodeo for the complete list! Why support the LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo? The LDA Foundation (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization), together with partners such Read More
  • Amalgam Separators Now Required Nationwide +

    Amalgam Separators Now Required Nationwide: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reinstated its final rule regarding the recycling of dental amalgam, and it requires most dental offices nationwide to install Read More
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LDA's wholly owned subsidiary, Louisiana Dental Services (LDS), is sharing this timely information with LDA members on behalf of Best Card, LDA's endorsed credit card processing company:

Many credit card processing terminals that use Ethernet to process transactions need a software update by 12/28/16. (The update is not needed if using a telephone line/analog for connectivity).  Also, due to EMV "chip" card reading conversion that is occurring, some equipment models (which do not have EMV chip capability) will no longer be able to process transactions after 12/31/16.  This includes terminals with a model of FD50, FD100 and FD200(note the FD50Ti, FD100Ti and FD200Ti will continue processing transactions).  Beginning 1st quarter 2017, many additional non-EMV terminals are expected to no longer have the ability to re-download or will have an end-of-life as of a given date.

If these changes affect you and you already use Best Card, then they've contacted you and helped you make the necessary updates.  If you use another processor and don't know if, or suspect that, these updates/upgrades are required in your office, you may want to contact Best Card for more information - and to learn how their exclusive LDA member discounts can save you HUNDREDS.  Call 877-739-3952 or visit www.BestCardTeam.com.
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Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 926-1986  |  (800) 388-6642
 Fax (225) 926-1886
info@ladental.org