LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education is the brand name of LSU’s overall continuing dental education program; it represents the long-standing affiliation and working relationship between LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. for the purpose of developing and marketing continuing education courses.
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Course Description

Live VIDEO CONFERENCE from Lafayette, LA to Your Home or Office Desktop or Laptop
If you live 150 miles or more outside of Lafayette
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Ten Things That Will Help My General Practice, Without Breaking the Bank:
Overview of New Techniques with a Clear ROI
A course for dentists and the entire dental team

Presented by Parag R. Kachalia, DDS

Friday, June 9, 2017
Live Streamed from Lafayette, LA to Your Desktop or Laptop

Course #38-17-VideoConf
7 hours clinical CDE credit (lecture)
AGD #250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry

: 7:00 - 7:45 am
Course Start Time: 8:00 am
Course End Time: no later than 4:30 pm

Registration Fees
Regular Registration (after May 12, 2017)
$325 (Dentist)
$205 (Hygienist)
$115 (Assistant)

To Register
If you plan to attend by video conference, you must register by calling (504) 941-8193.
This course is limited-attendance. REGISTER EARLY!

Course confirmation will be sent by email. Instructional guide on how to access the video conference course will be emailed at least one month before the course date.

How LSU CDE Video Conferencing Works
Lafayette Video Conference Distance MapThis course is live in Lafayette and streamed live via video conference to your home or office desktop or laptop. You receive the same credit hours as if you were attending the course live in Lafayette.

Plus, you save the time and expense of traveling to and staying in Lafayette, while experiencing the latest video conferencing technology available:

  • see the presentations exactly as if you're in Lafayette
  • ask questions, hear the speaker's answers, and view the presentation on your desktop or laptop
  • a CE staff member will facilitate the questions you ask

This video conference course is designed for those who live 150 miles or more outside of Lafayette.

On the map to the right (click image to enlarge), areas outside of the circle (in Louisiana, the Gulf-South, and throughout the country) are encouraged to attend via Video Conference. Areas inside the circle will attend live in Lafayette. If you plan to attend by video conference, you must register by calling (504) 941-8193.

This is a lecture only course that will look at current advances that will aid the average general practice. The focus of this presentation will concentrate on technologies and materials that will improve efficiency, delivery of care, patient experience, and/or practice management. Furthermore, the bulk of the program will look at advances that require an investment of $5,000 or less, yet generate a measurable return on investment.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this course, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify key technological advances that will aid your practice on Monday morning.
  • Learn strategies to immediately implement the use of newly purchased technology.
  • Learn strategies to use technology as a distinguishing factor from the practice down the street.
  • Gain an understanding of how technology investment can lead to a decrease in overall staff costs.
Dr. Kachalia is a good spokesman for how new trends in dentistry are affecting your practice and your patients. Click on the video and watch him speak at the 2017 Seattle Study Club Symposium. This short video is representative of his knowledge as a dentist and skill as a presenter.

About the Presenter

Parag R. Kachalia, DDSParag R. Kachalia, DDS is an Associate Professor and the Vice Chair of Simulation, Technology and Research and is a team leader within the University of the Pacific's prestigious complex and esthetic rehabilitation program. He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association's leadership institute, researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental technology, digital diagnostics, contemporary fixed prosthodontics, and financial management. He has lectured internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, CAD/CAM technology, fixed prosthodontics, treatment planning, erosion, and diagnostic technologies. Dr. Kachalia acts a consultant for many dental materials/dental technology companies and helps guide product development. He is a member and clinical evaluator for Catapult Elite, the dental industry's premier speakers bureau. Dr. Kachalia is a member of the Pride Technology Leadership Council and is frequently interviewed in regards to his vision of dentistry's future.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc./ (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. In the event a course is cancelled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration for this course, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than May 26, 2017 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after May 26, 2017, it will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.

Please: No recording devices during lectures and turn mobile phones off.


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