LDA Awards Applications and Past Recipients

Distinguished Service Award

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

LDA Distinguished Service Award Online Nomination Form

Requirements for the Distinguished Service Award

  • A minimum of 25 years membership in organized dentistry.
  • The recipient must have conducted his or her life in an ethical manner during their entire dental career.
  • The recipient must have been active in professional and community service for most of his or her professional life.
  • The recipient cannot be a current LDA officer or a current member of the Distinguished Service Award Committee.

Past Award Recipients

  • Dr. Glenn Appleton (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. David Austin (Northwest)
  • Dr. Donald Bennett (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Kristi Soileau (New Orleans)

  • Dr. Ricky Caples (Northeast)
  • Dr. Kevin Collins (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Edward "Don" Donaldson (New Orleans) 
  • Dr. Ghali E. Ghali (Northwest)

  • Dr. David J. Hildebrandt (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Keith Kyler (Greater Baton Rouge)

  • Dr. Robert E. Barsley (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Nelson P. Daly (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. L. Stephen Ortego (Central)


  • Dr. Marty B. Garrett (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. Anthony Miranda, Jr. (New Orleans)

  • Dr. Mark S. Chaney (New Orleans)
  • Dr. C.J. Richard, Jr. (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. H. Kirt Touchstone III (Northeast)

  • Dr. Randolph D. Green (New Orleans)
  • Dr. John W. Portwood, Jr. (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. Dennis R. Preau (Northlake)
  • Dr. Thomas H. Price (Southwest)

  • Dr. Glenn C. Dubroc, Jr. (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Edward J. Hebert (Southwest)
  • Dr. Hugh V. McKnight (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. Albert F. McMullen III (Northeast)

  • Dr. William A. Hadlock (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. Jeff Hooton (Northeast)
  • Dr. Michael J. Maginnis (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. Jamie M. Manders (New Orleans)

  • Dr. Charles B. Foy, Jr. (Northlake)
  • Dr. L. King Scott (Northeast)
  • Dr. Donald R. Toso (New Orleans)

  • Dr. Terry F. Fugetta (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Eric T. Geist (Northeast)

  • Dr. Timothy R. Perry (Northeast)
  • Dr. O. William Reeder, Jr. (New Orleans)

  • Dr. F. Thomas Giacona (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Earl L. “Les” Tarver (Northeast)

  • Dr. Darlene T. Bassett (New Orleans)
  • Dr. White S. Graves III (Northeast)
  • Dr. David A. Kestel (Southwest)
  • Dr. Denis E. "Chip" Simon III (Greater Baton Rouge)

  • Dr. Mel DeSoto (Northwest)
  • Dr. Guy A. Ribando, Jr. (New Orleans)  
  • Dr. Robert D. Westerman (Greater Baton Rouge)

  • Dr. Gary L. Roberts (Northwest)
  • Dr. Kenneth G. Schott (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Curtis J. Zeringue (Bayou)

  • Dr. Peter L. Glaser (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Francis “Frank” G. Martello (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Harcourt M. Stebbins (Southwest)\

  • Dr. G. Jerome Alesi (Acadiana)
  • Dr. Charley M. Lester, Jr. (Northwest)
  • Dr. John D. Shea (New Orleans)

  • Dr. Michael J. Haight (Northlake)      
  • Dr. Louis J. Joseph (Central)   
  • Dr. Michael F. Nolan (Northeast)

  • Dr. Edward D. Cascio (Northeast)
  • Dr. William M. Hall (Northwest)
  • Dr. Milford L. Kathmann (New Orleans)

  • Dr. Edmond J. Ganucheau, Jr. (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Lee Moncrief Harrison, Jr. (Northwest)
  • Dr. John N. Kent (New Orleans)

  • Dr. Lamar E. Little (Northeast)

  • Dr. H.O. Blackwood III (Northwest)
  • Dr. Clay C. Hunley (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Terence E. Walsh (New Orleans)

  • Dr. C. Palmer Jarrell, Jr. (Northeast)
  • Dr. Ronald B. “Ronnie” Marks (Central)
  • Dr. Harris L. Poret (Bayou)

  • Dr. Jack W. Gamble (Northwest)
  • Dr. Charles S. Mackey (Southwest)

  • Dr. R. Jack Cassingham (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Frank J. DePaula (Greater Baton Rouge)

  • Dr. Ralph B. King, Jr. (Northeast)
  • Dr. Ewell L. Stevens (Southwest)
  • Dr. Norman A. Zaffater (Northwest)

  • Dr. Lionel delaHoussaye (Southwest)
  • Dr. Louis G. Grush (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Frank L. Herbert (New Orleans)

  • Dr. Jack H. Rayson (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Louis J. Gallo (Northlake)
  • Dr. Vincent N. Liberto (New Orleans)

  • Dr. Robert A. Hesse (Acadiana)
  • Dr. N. Francis LaBorde (Central)
  • Dr. William P. Walsh (Bayou)

  • Dr. Skip D. Buford (Northwest)
  • Dr. William M. Monsour (Northwest)
  • Dr. Mark A. Price (Northeast)

  • Dr. Sidney Frederick (Acadiana)
  • Dr. James H. Henderson (Acadiana)
  • Dr. Kaylan F. Worley (Northwest)

  • Dr. P.M. Breaud (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. Edward T. Brown III (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Walter T. Colquitt III (Northwest)
  • Dr. Allen A. Copping (New Orleans)
  • Dr. C. Richmond Corley, Jr. (Southwest)
  • Dr. F. Ralph Dauterive (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Ross J. DeNicola (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. E. Harold Faget (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Eugene J. Fortier, Jr. (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Perry W. Hollembeak (Northwest)
  • Dr. Bennie A. Marcello (Bayou)
  • Dr. Victor B. Marquer (New Orleans)
  • Dr. Meffre R. Matta (New Orleans)
  • Dr. N. Gayle Monget (Greater Baton Rouge)
  • Dr. James R. Peltier, Jr. (Bayou)
  • Dr. Thomas W. Pope, Jr. (Northwest)
  • Dr. Kenneth A. Single (Central)


New Dentist Award

The New Dentist Award is presented annually to one LDA member who has been in practice for less than 10 years, and who has distinguished himself/herself by giving his/her time and talents for the betterment of mankind. Such contributions include civic involvement, public service and unselfish devotion to the dental profession.
LDA New Dentist Award Online Nomination Form

Requirements for the New Dentist Award

  • A maximum of 10 consecutive years membership in organized dentistry.
  • Recipient must have conducted himself/herself in an ethical manner during his/her dental career.
  • The recipient must have been active in professional and community service during this time.

Past Award Recipients

2023 - Dr. Sarah Bihm (Acadiana)
2022 - Dr. Gabrielle Richard (New Orleans)
2020/2021 - Dr. John T. Roshto (Greater Baton Rouge)
2018 - Dr. Kristopher P. Rappold (New Orleans)
2017 - Dr. Aaron S. Mangum (Central)
2016 - Dr. Caesar Sweidan (Northlake)
2015 - Dr. Nicholas J. Rauber (Greater Baton Rouge)
2014 - Dr. David Balhoff (Greater Baton Rouge)
2013 - Dr. George H. Arch, Jr. (New Orleans)
2012 - Dr. Johnnie L. Hunt (Greater Baton Rouge)
2011 - Dr. Courtney Richter (Central)
2009 - Dr. Daniel Weaver (Southwest)
2008 - Dr. Jason Parker (New Orleans)
2007 - Dr. Christopher Cosse (Northwest)
2006 - Dr. Brian D. Basinger (Northwest)
2005 - Dr. David M. “Trey” Carlton III (Central)
2004 - Dr. James Eric Lavespere (Northeast)
2003 - Dr. Mitchell P. Theriot (Bayou)
2002 - Dr. W. Keith Holden (Greater Baton Rouge)
2001 - Dr. Nelson P. Daly (Greater Baton Rouge)
2000 - Dr. S. Brett Sanders (Northeast)
1999 - Dr. James D. Roethele (New Orleans)
1998 - Dr. Fred F. McMullen III (Northeast)   

Humanitarian Award

The LDA Humanitarian Award recognizes dentists who have distinguished themselves through outstanding dental service activities in the USA or abroad.

LDA Humanitarian Award Online Nomination Form

What is a humanitarian?

A humanitarian...

  • Gives of themselves regardless of compensation.
  • Provides services without expectation of remuneration.
  • Provides services to all equally, impartially, cooperatively and neutrally.
  • Embraces common moral decencies such as altruism, integrity, freedom,
    justice, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility and compassion.
  • Respects and embraces human diversity.
  • Improves the lives of those in need through selfless, courageous, creative
    and compassionate acts.

Requirements for the Humanitarian Award

  • The recipient must have been a member of the LDA and local component for 20 years.
  • The recipient must have conducted his or her life in an ethical manner during their entire dental career.
  • The recipient must fulfill the above definition of a Humanitarian
    in the fullness of its definition.

Past Award Recipients

2023 – Dr. Kenneth Parks (Southwest)
2022 - Dr. Douglas Cross (New Orleans)
2020/2021 – Dr. Francis G. Martello (New Orleans)
2019 – Dr. Charles B. Foy, Jr.
2017 – Dr. Patrick Shannon Allison (Northlake) and Dr. Daniel J. Melancon (Bayou)
2016 – Dr. Jeff Hooton (Northeast)
2015 – Dr. Joseph L. Lindsay III (New Orleans) and Dr. Michael J. Guevara (Northlake)
2014 – Dr. Glenn M. Kidder (Greater Baton Rouge)
2012 – Dr. Stan P. Cowley, Jr. (New Orleans)