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
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Morning Presentation by Keynote Speaker: Parag R. Kachalia, DDS
Afternoon Presentation A Panel Discussion followed by Lillian M. Mitchell, DDS, MA, FACP
Friday, August 24, 2018

at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans
in Auditorium C

Course #61-18
A maximum of 6 hours clinical CDE credit (lecture)
Morning AGD #250 Operative (Restorative) Dentistry
Afternoon AGD #550 (Practice Management) & AGD #750 (Geriatric Dentistry)

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

Registration Fee
Regular Registration (after August 3, 2018)
$269 (Dentist)
$169 (Hygienist/Lab Tech)
$109 (Assistant/Other)

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

Afternoon Presentations - 3 hours CE (1.5 hours CE each)
Practicing Dentistry: Reflecting on the Past--Looking to the Future: A Panel Discussion

Presented by Drs. Parag R. Kachalia, L. King Scott, Sally Daly, Courtney Richter-Carlton, as well as fourth-year dental student Jeffrey Kerst and the CEO of Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center, Brian Jakes, Sr. (in Auditorium C)

The dental practice business landscape is changing--perhaps more quickly than many may have thought possible. To better understand what's going on, we need to examine the facts--what we are experiencing, where we are going, and what we can do about it when we get there. Private practice, collaborative practices, dental service organizations, and public health are among the many opportunities facing new graduates and possibly those winding down from a full-time practice who still may be interested in practicing dentistry part-time in another setting. This course will discuss the various options and trends for the future with regard to the business and clinical practice of dentistry.

Learning Objectives
After listening to the Panel Discussion, participants should have a better understanding and appreciation of the changing business landscape and how it affects dental practices.

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.
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. 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.
Dr. L. King Scott is a 1978 graduate of the LSU Health School of Dentistry.  He has practiced dentistry for over four decades in West Monroe, Louisiana.  Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Scott has been involved with organized dentistry and athletics. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Louisiana Dental Association (LDA), and the Fifth District Dental Association. He has served as president of both the Northeast Louisiana Dental Association and the Louisiana Dental Association, and has represented dentistry as a delegate to the ADA for the past four years. Currently, Dr. Scott currently serves as president of the LSU Health School of Dentistry Alumni Association.
Dr. Sally Daly is a 1995 graduate of the LSU Health School of Dentistry. She currently practices dentistry throughout Louisiana and southeast Texas through her mobile practice Fleur de Lis Mobile Dental Care. Before her time at LSUSD, she received both a bachelor of science and a master's degree in secondary education and taught high school chemistry, biology, and math in Tuscaloosa in Mobile for several years. She still has a love for teaching which she channels into helping new dental graduates when possible. In 2014 she started Fleur de Lis Mobile Dental Care to provide quality dental care to nursing home residents after practicing in Baton Rouge for nearly two decades.
Dr. Courtney Richter is a 2005 graduate of the LSU Health School of Dentistry. She graduated with honors and has practiced dentistry in Alexandria, LA for over 13 years.  She served president of the Central Louisiana Dental Association and as chair of the Louisiana Dental Association Council on the New Dentist. Richter enjoys speaking to groups of adults about various dental needs such as diabetes and oral health, and also visits elementary schools every year to educate children about the importance of good oral health. Dr. Richter has recently received several local honors such as the YWCA Woman of the Decade in her 30's and the Town Talk "20 Under 40" for Local Professionals.
Jeffrey Kerst, a fourth-year dental student at LSU Health School of Dentistry, is one of two vice presidents for the American Student Dental Association's (ASDA) House of Delegates. He is a member of the Board of Trustees, which governs this national student-run organization representing more than 24,000 dental students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and 3,000 pre-dental members. Jeff was the District 5 Trustee on the Board, where he was the liaison between ASDA and the American Dental Association's (ADA) Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. He also served as a student delegate to the ADA Annual Session. During summer vacations, he has made dental mission trips to the Dominican Republic to help provide dental care to many who would otherwise go without. He plans to practice general dentistry in north Louisiana (around Shreveport) after graduation.
Brian P. Jakes, Sr. has served as the Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center, Inc. (SELAHEC) Chief Executive Officer of since 1993. In this position he is accountable to the SELAHEC Board of Directors for the financial, administration, program, grant and contract obligations for his AHECs thirteen Parish catchment area in Southeast Louisiana. Mr. Jakes also serves as the associate director to Dr. Charles Hilton for the South Louisiana Region AHEC Program Office for the Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans.  He has 23 years of senior officer level commercial banking experience, including ten years as president of the St. Tammany National Bank. He is a public arbitrator for the financial institutions regulatory authority (FINRA).He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio University and attended graduate school at the University of Buffalo.  Mr. Jakes was awarded honorary alumnus to the LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans by the LSU Medical Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2006. In 2001 Mr. Jakes provided testimony to the Louisiana Board of Regents that resulted in the creation of the LSU-New Orleans School of Medicine Rural Scholars Track (RST).  He is a member of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans admissions committee and a member of the Rural Scholars Track (RST) admissions and selection committee.

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). 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.

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