LDA Events and Continuing Education Calendar



Summer Education Conference June 12-15, 2024
Foundation Fishing RodeoJuly 19-20, 2024
Pediatric Sedation Renewal CourseAugust 23, 2024
Kick-Off C.E.September 20, 2024
ADA SmileCon® in New OrleansOct. 17–19, 2024
Last Chance SeminarDecember 13, 2024
Bowden Leadership ConferenceJanuary 10, 2025
Winter C.E. with CharacterMarch 2-4, 2025
New Orleans Dental Conference and LDA Annual Session- COMING SOON!April 10-11, 2025
Summer Education Conference (more coming soon)June 18-21, 2025
Sip & C.E. in Napa Valley September 17-19, 2025
Winter C.E. & Ski (more coming soon)February 15-17, 2026
Summer Education Conference (more coming soon)June 2026

LDA Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Courses



New Orleans EDDA Course
August 15-17
Gonzales EDDA CourseSeptember 12-14
Lafayette EDDA CourseOctober 10-12
New Orleans EDDA Course
December 5-7
Our registration system is currently undergoing a change. If you are interested in registering for any of our events, please fill out the form below by clicking the Register Button. We will contact you as soon as our system is back up and running. It should be around July 29. 

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Premier Events Partners

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 drugs. The 3-hour course must be completed sometime between Aug. 1, 2017, and the first time you renew your license after Jan. 1, 2018, and must include drug diversion training, best practice prescribing of controlled substances, appropriate treatment for addiction, and any other matters regarding the prescribing of controlled dangerous substances that are deemed appropriate by the board. According to current law, you will never have to take the course again.

C.E. Requirements Change
The LA State Board of Dentistry has changed C.E. requirements for dentists as of Jan. 1, 2018. If your license renewed in December 2017, you will only be required to have 30 hours of C.E. every 2 years, however, all 30 hours must be clinical. Further, 20 of the 30 hours must be obtained in person (not online C.E.). If your license renews in December 2018, you can choose whether or not to submit the traditional 40 hours that includes practice management or you can select the newer requirement and log in 30 hours of all clinical C.E.

HYGIENISTS: As of Jan. 1, 2018, hygienists need 20 hours, all of it clinical. However, 12 of it must be personally attended.

Delivery Method & Timing of Payments
On-line event registrations and dues payments are processed when submitted. An on-line confirmation will display once the payment process has been approved.

Refunds and Cancellation Requests
To receive a refund, all requests must be postmarked or sent no later than the day before each meeting begins. You may send your request to jeanne@ladental.org or fax to (225) 926-1886. Registration and course cancellation/refund requests must be in writing.

Cancellation Requests prior to Early Registration Deadline (see specific meetings for specific dates)

  • Refund requests for registration will be granted a full refund, less a $15 processing fee. The request must be received on or before each meeting's early registration date.
  • Exceptions will not apply.

Cancellation Requests between Early Registration Deadline and the day before your meeting begins

  • Refund requests for registration fees will be granted a 50% refund less a $15 processing fee. The request must be received no later than 4 p.m. on the day before your meeting begins.
  • Exceptions will not apply.

No cancellation requests or refund requests will be accepted or granted after the scheduled start to any meeting. This includes cancellations due to illness, late arrivals, weather, parking difficulties or any other reasons.

C.E. Providers

For information about continuing education courses listed on the calendar, please contact the appropriate sponsoring organization. A more detailed listing of C.E. courses also appears in each issue of the LDA Journal.

Ark-LA-Tex Academy of Dentistry

Dr. Ronald Edmiston
P: (318) 636-5580
F: (318) 636-5900
Registration: Dr. Clint Bruyere, (903) 753-0337

Continuing Dental Education of Baton Rouge (CDEBR)

Dr. Glenn Padgett, president
(225) 266-7619
Registration: Dr. Byron Rome, (225) 621-2700

Louisiana Academy of General Dentistry

Brenda Descant, Executive Director
9069 Siegen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(855) 542-5243

Louisiana Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (LSOMS)

P.O. Box 1375
Thibodaux, LA 70302
(985) 859-9082

New Orleans Dental Association (NODA)

2121 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 153
Metairie, LA 70001
P: (504) 834-6449; F: (504) 838-6909