LDA Award Winners

May 17, 2023
The Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) hosted its 142nd House of Delegates (HOD) on April 22, 2023. During the HOD, the LDA presented its annual awards to several deserving candidates. 

The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the LDA. It is given annually to individual LDA members who exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct in dentistry and make extraordinary contributions to organized dentistry and to their communities. Dr. Glenn Appleton (Greater Baton Rouge), Dr. David Austin (Northwest), Dr. Donald Bennett (New Orleans), and Dr. Kristi Soileau (New Orleans) received the DSSA award this year.

The New Dentist Award is presented annually to one LDA member who has practiced dentistry for less than 10 years and has distinguished themselves by giving their time and talents for the betterment of the dental industry. Such contributions include civic involvement, public service and unselfish devotion to the dental profession. Dr. Sarah Bihm (Acadiana) was this year’s recipient.

The LDA Humanitarian Award recognizes dentists who have distinguished themselves through outstanding dental service activities in the USA or abroad. Dr. Kenneth Parks (Southwest) received this award.

Congratulations to these incredible LDA members! We are so grateful for the opportunity to celebrate you.