Benefits of Being an LDA Member

Members are often surprised by how many great services and products are available just by being an LDA/ADA member. Some are available at no cost and others with great discounts. Click on the benefits below to discover what you may be missing. Many dentists find that utilizing just of few of these benefits saves more than the cost of their annual dues.

Discounted continuing education and events

The LDA offers members the best in continuing education. Members receive discounted registration for all events, including: 

  • Winter C.E. Program/Disney World Resort – held annually during the week of Mardi Gras. Disney World Resort combines quality C.E. with a fabulous vacation. Classes are held in the early morning and late afternoon to leave the full day open for exploring the amusement park. Other programs are sometimes held instead, such as ski trips, cruises, etc.
  • New Orleans Dental Conference/LDA Annual Session – A great opportunity to hear top national speakers at incredible prices and enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans.
  • LDA Summer Education Conference – held annually in the summer at a coastal resort. Combine quality C.E. with family vacation fun. 
Check out all C.E. and events by clicking here.

Endorsed Products and Services

LDA members receive discounts on products and services offered by quality companies who are endorsed by our subsidiary, Louisiana Dental Services, Inc. (LDS).

Endorsed products and services with exclusive discounts such as insurance products (a member dentist can save on personal umbrella policies from $300 to $3,000 a year), office supplies (automatic discounts on many items), merchant credit card fees (average savings of $2,466 per year) and much more. Non-members have a higher cost of doing business with these same companies or to purchase these same products or services. JUST on 5 products that every dentist HAS to purchase for their practice, a non-member pays at least $6,500 more than a member using an endorsed company!

LDA members have enjoyed significant savings on exam gloves and supplies through the endorsement of Association Gloves & Supplies. Now, LDA and Association Gloves & Supplies have formed an alliance with The Dentists Supply Company (TDSC) to provide those savings on a wider selection of supplies through one easy-to-shop site. Get started today!

Government Affairs (Legislative & Regulatory)

LDA members stay abreast of governmental issues and are heard in legislative and regulatory forums in a manner not possible for individuals. Through their fundraising efforts, the Louisiana Dental Political Action Committee (LADPAC) and the Dental Access and Prevention Political Action Committee (DAP-PAC) help the LDA maintain a powerful voice in state government. Our political action committees promote and strive for the improvement of government by encouraging and stimulating dentists and others to take a more active and effective part in governmental affairs. LDA governmental activities include the use of staff and contract lobbyists, governmental publications, legislative reporting service, dinners for legislators, Dentists’ Day at the Legislature, and Engage (through the Grassroots Action Center)!

The ADA Washington Office and the American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC) speak up for members in Congress and with federal regulators, voicing the dental profession’s positions on legislative and regulatory issues.

Insurance Coverage

As you look into the future of your practice, you can rest assured that the LDA-endorsed insurance company is there to help protect you, your family and your practice. Brown & Brown Association Services Professionals offers competitive prices on top quality benefits, and their insurance portfolio includes: Major Medical, Long Term Disability, Long Term Care, Business Overhead Expense, Personal Excess “Umbrella”, Professional Liability, Business Office Package, and others.

Peer Review and Mediation

LDA members have free access to the LDA’s statewide peer review and mediation. This is an invaluable means for the dentist, patient and/or third party payors to resolve differences. The process saves dentists time, money and the hassle of going to court. What’s more, the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry recognizes the results of cases mediated through peer review and refers patients with complaints to the LDA.


The LDA informs members of events and information affecting the practice of dentistry through the quarterly LDA Journal and monthly (or as needed) E-Bytes email newsletter. Subscriptions to the monthly Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) and the biweekly ADA News are also included in your ADA membership dues. The LDA website,, which, along with the ADA’s site (, allows members to discuss dental issues, find fellow member dentists and have instant access to all association information and staff. Both sites include members-only, password protected links and resources.


LDA members have nonstop opportunities to meet fellow dental professionals working in both Louisiana and across the nation. Through various LDA , ADA and local component-sponsored events, members can meet, converse with and make contacts professionally, politically and socially.

LDA Relief Fund

Temporary assistance to dentists facing extreme financial difficulties due to illness, disability, or natural disaster. More information can be found by clicking here.

Well-Being Committee

Assisting members with chemical dependency or substance abuse problems. Its goal is to help dentists live healthy, productive lives. More information can be found here.

ADA Benefits

Your membership benefits goes beyond the LDA. The ADA provides members with even more exclusive offers that increases the value of your membership.

Click here to view all ADA benefits.

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ADA Credentialing Service

The ADA Credentialing Service is a new member benefit that helps streamline the credentialing process, allowing you to input, store and update your professional credentials in one centralized location. This service helps eliminate repetitive paperwork for you and your office staff, requiring you to input your credentials only one time. Designed specifically for the dental market, this securely designed service stores your information and makes it available to third party payers, hospitals and employers.

Some of the benefits of participation are:

  • Helps eliminate repetitive paperwork
  • Enter your information one time
  • Easily upload and store supporting documents
  • Centralized database available to payers, hospitals and employers
  • Notifies you when information is due to expire
  • Takes 20 minutes or less
  • Designed specifically for the dental market
  • Securely designed


The ADA is working with SKYGEN USA to engage their subsidiary Scion Dental, which provides dental payment solutions to government and commercial payers. By completing your credentials in this portal, the ADA can leverage your support to secure the participation of additional payers.

As an ADA member, this service is free. Register now at

Practice Management and Marketing Information

The ADA continually researches and develops strategies and techniques to help members serve their patient base and attract new patients. Members have access to seminars, publications and resources on associateships, how to start or sell a practice, financial planning, effective direct mail and advertising programs, successful patient communications and much more!

Dental Benefit Information and Contract Analysis Service

ADA staff is available to provide members with resources and answer questions about the design and administrative features of various dental benefit plans, including managed care plans. Also free to ADA members, the Contract Analysis Service can help educate dentists concerning the potential risks and benefits of contractual relationships with third parties (e.g., managed care companies and dental management service organizations). To participate in ADA's Contract Analysis Service, email the LDA at

Member Retirement and IRA Programs

The ADA Members Retirement Program, one of the nation’s largest with assets in excess of $1.5 billion, offers tax-qualified profit-sharing, pension, 401(k) and defined-benefit plans plus comprehensive record-keeping services. ADA members also have access to an IRA offering a low annual fee and choice of 16 investment accounts.


ADA Member Advantage (Endorsed Companies)

ADA Member Advantage brings you outstanding products and services for your dental practice, your home and your personal enjoyment. You can choose with confidence, knowing these resources have been thoroughly researched and endorsed for members of the American Dental Association.

Learn more.

ADA Travel Benefits

The ADA offers serious savings for member dentists who travel for work, vacation, or anything in between. 

Click the button below to find savings on car rentals, hotels, and more. 

Travel Benefits | American Dental Association (

Third Party Payer Concierge

This free service for LDA/ADA members provides one-on-one support for dental insurance-related questions and concerns via phone and email. 

Federal Advocacy

Just like the LDA, the ADA advocates for legislation that benefits dentists and patients. Learn more about their efforts here