New Dentists

Dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago are considered new dentists. The LDA has a Council on the New Dentist and they are dentists with the issues and concerns of new dentists in mind. The council consists of one member from each of the component societies, as well as a chairperson. This council will represent, promote, and support new dentists and dental students. It will also help as a peer and resource with the integration of new dentists into their community and into organized dentistry. Annually, this council works with the Council on Membership and Dental Practice to host functions with the LSU School of Dentistry (LSUSD) students, including Lunch and Learns.

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ADA Resources for New Dentists

The ADA also has new dentist resources available to members, including the New Dentist Blog that features personal stories and insight on the dental profession for new dentists and dental students. For more new dentist resources, visit

LDA Council on the New Dentist Members

Dr. Brent Benoit (Bayou)
(985) 853-1142
Dr. Kristopher P. Rappold
(504) 347-6000
Dr. Whitney Linville
(337) 451-0991
Dr. Mason Liles
(318) 248-4986
Dr. Brent Benoit (chair)
(985) 853-1142
Dr. Benjamin Bell
(985) 626-3348
Dr. Jade Moreau
(318) 481-5233 
Dr. Blaine Calahan
(318) 868-0535
Dr. Stephen Sherman
(225) 769-1276
Dr. Gage Ritter
(337) 474-4892 

Reference Guide for Louisiana Dentists

  • Licenses
  • Drug License Registration
  • Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • X-Ray License
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Dental Office Waste
  • City/Parish