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

LSU School of Dentistry celebrates 50 years This is a very special year as the school is celebrating its Golden Anniversary! Join us for Alumni Day 2018 to celebrate 50 years of dental education.

Alumni Day 2018 at LSU School of Dentistry
(1st Afternoon RDH Workshop in Room 7400 - SimLab)

36 RDHs per Workshop. Select Workshop #1 or #2.
This is workshop #1. Register for #2 here.

Morning Presented by Parag R. Kachalia, DDS, Keynote Speaker
1st Concurrent Afternoon Workshop Presented by Danielle Victoriano, RDH, MHS and Yvonne Graf, RDH
Afternoon Presented by Lillian M. Mitchell, DDS, MA, FACP

Friday, August 24, 2018
at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans

Course #61-18-1
6 hours clinical CDE credit (4.5 hours lecture/1.5 hours participation)

: 7:00 - 8:00 am
Course Start Time: 8:00 am
Course End Time: no later than 5:00 pm

Registration Fee
Early bird registration (by August 3, 2018)
$149 (Hygienist)

Regular Registration (after August 3, 2018)
$169 (Hygienist)

To Register
Register Online - Course confirmation will be sent by email.
Call: (504) 941-8193
Fax Registration Form with Payment Information to: (504) 941-8403
Mail Registration Form with Payment to: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education
                                                                 1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B, New Orleans, LA 70119

Morning Presentation - 3 hours CE
Current Advances That Will Help My General Practice Without Breaking the Bank:
Overview of New Technologies with a Clear ROI

Presented by Parag R. Kachalia, DDS, Keynote Speaker (in Auditorium C)

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

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, 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

1st Concurrent Afternoon Workshop for Hygienists - 1.5 hours CE
A Brief Presentation followed by "Hands-On" Exercises:
Treating Today's Implant Maintenance Patient

Presented by Danielle Victoriano, RDH, MHS and Yvonne Graf, RDH (in Room 7400, SimLab)

Dental Implants have moved to the mainstream of dentistry and are now utilized for purposes not foreseen even a decade ago. Thoughtful approaches to implant maintenance are becoming increasingly important. Ideal implant maintenance should be customized to individual patient's needs. This 1½ hour workshop provides hygienists with a fresh perspective on how to approach implant maintenance care utilizing the latest developments in biofilm management, peri-implant instrumentation, and best practices for prosthodontics longevity. The workshop is offered twice during the afternoon.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this workshop, participants should be better able to approach implant maintenance, can utilize the latest development in biofilm management, peri-implant maintenance, and best practices for prosthodontic longevity.

Afternoon Presentation - 1.5 hours CE
Truth and Consequences: Aging and the Oral-Systemic Connection

Presented by Lillian M. Mitchell, DDS, MA, FACP (in Auditorium C)

Dr. Mitchell will focus on the impact of aging on oral health. The rapidly growing older adult population is at the greatest risk to suffer from the potentially devastating consequences of poor oral health. Eighty percent of older adults have one or more chronic diseases that have an oral-systemic connection. She will present literature-supported information regarding the oral health, oral disease and known systemic links in the older adult patient. The role of comorbidities, periodontal disease as a chronic inflammatory disease, and strategies for oral care will be discussed.

Learning Objectives
After listening to this presentation, participants should be better able to:

  • Know the demographics of oral disease in the older adult population and the numerous obstacles they confront in getting oral care.
  • Understand evidence accumulated over the past twenty years that has implicated poor oral health, specifically periodontal disease, in the etiology of many systemic diseases associated with infection and chronic inflammation.
  • Discuss the strongest associations found between oral disease and cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and the exacerbating effect of diseases like diabetes.
  • Describe approaches to oral care in the medically complex older adult that have had success in improving the health and quality of life for the older adult.

About the Presenters

Parag R. Kachalia, DDS
Parag R. Kachalia, DDS
Dr. Parag Kachalia maintains a private practice in San Ramon, CA and is the former vice chair of simulation, technology, and research, at the University of the Pacific. He is a fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.  In 2017, he was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry in the United States by the Seattle Study Club.  He lectures globally in the areas of digital technologies, restorative dentistry and generational marketing.

Biographical information about Danielle Victoriano, RDH, MHS and Yvonne Graf, RDH coming soon.
Lillian M. Mitchell, DDS, MA, FACP Lillian M. Mitchell, DDS, MA, FACP
Dr. Lillian Mitchell is currently the Director of Geriatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and is the dental director of the UAB/Fair Haven Oral Health Center. Previously she served as Director of Fixed Prosthodontics, Assistant Director of Graduate Prosthodontics and Faculty Development officer at the dental school. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and serves as the UABD liasion for the Curriculum Change and Innovation Committee to ADEA (American Dental Education Association). In addition, Dr. Mitchell served on the UAB Geriatric Education Center steering committee for several years. In November 2017, she was appointed chair of a task force on the "Oral Health Challenges in the Aging Population" by the American College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation.

Hotel Accommodations
JW Marriott Hotel
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, La 70130
Phone (504) 525-6500

Room Rate: $154/night plus applicable taxes
Group Name Mention: Alumni Day Room Block
Last Day to Book: August 2, 2018
Reserve Online: Book your group room rate here>>

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 neither approves or nor endorses individual courses or instructors nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

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 of 10% of the tuition you paid). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than August 10, 2018 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after August 10, 2018, this will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
LACDE / (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is cancelled or rescheduled.

New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice:
You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.

Please: No recording devices in lecture rooms or lab, and turn mobile phones off.

1100 Florida Avenue  •  Box 142-B  •  Clinic Building  •  Room 4319  •  New Orleans  •  Louisiana 70119-2799
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