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

Alumni Day 2019 | September 20th

at LSU School of Dentistry

Course #: 61-19
A maximum of 6 clinical CDE hours (lecture)

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

 This year Alumni Day will focus on the relationship between oral health and overall health and wellness to explore how we can all...

  Registration Fees

4 Ways to Register!

Online: Click here

Phone: (504) 941-8193

Fax: (504) 941-8403

Mail: LSU Health New Orleans CDE
1100 Florida Avenue, Box 142-B
New Orleans, LA 70119-2799

If you are registering by fax or mail, please send payment with your registration form. If paying with a check, make it payable to LACDE.

International registrations must be processed by phone.

If you are registering a group, please call the office so that we may process as one transaction.

Dentist $269
Hygienist/Lab Tech  $169
Assistant/Other $109
Continental breakfast, lunch, and reception included. 

Morning Presentation | AGD #149

Integrating Immunization Initiatives: Public Health Policy in a Dental School 
Presented by Jessica Owens, DMD

This presentation will briefly outline how LSUSD is creating future-ready dentists and dental hygienists with initiatives to improve their patients' overall health. A general overview of interprofessional collaboration will be provided, with a focus on public health policies that can easily be addressed during routine dental visits. A summary of the immunization initiative at LSUSD will be given, with information provided about existing tools utilized by the state of Louisiana to track immunization status, and how oral health providers across the state can get involved.

Morning Lecture | AGD #490

The Making of a Miscreant: When Healthy Biofilms Go Rogue
Presented by Purnima Kumar, BDS, MS, PhD

Bacteria have co-evolved with humans, adapting not only to genotypic idiosyncrasies, but also to behavioral and lifestyle changes. Together, the human and the microbiome we host form a 'holobiont', with these organisms playing a vital role in maintaining our physiology and health. Moreover, these dynamic communities form ecosystems within various niches in the human body, and by virtue of this lifestyle, are extremely responsive to shifts in the local environment. Thus, the microbiome acts as a 'canary in the coal mine'. As a periodontist and a microbial ecologist, my research focuses on harnessing the capabilities of the microbiome to promote periodontal health and to act as prognosticators of impending disease states as well as biomarkers of disease activity. For over a decade, our research group has explored the factors that shape this microbiome, with a view to identifying common microbial targets for therapeutic intervention as well as idiosyncratic features within this system.

Afternoon Presentation | AGD #550

Intersections Between Medicine and Dentistry
Presented by Kathleen T. O'Loughlin, DMD, MPH, ADA Executive Director

The aspiration (Quadruple Aim) of U.S. health care stakeholders is to improve patient experience, patient outcomes, and practitioner satisfaction while reducing cost. Patient centered care models are enhanced when there is integration and coordination of all aspects of patient care, including medical, dental, mental and other sources of care that support the achievement of the "quadruple aim". Dr. O'Loughlin will highlight the ADA's efforts to support integration of dentistry with primary care such as the Smiles for Life curriculum, emergency department referral programs, the HPV vaccine, and the opioid crisis. She will also provide an update on ADA initiatives.

Afternoon Concurrent Lectures

Lecture for Dentists | AGD #200, 010, 730

Lecture for Hygienists | AGD #490

Dentistry's Next Great Frontier:
Integrative Dental Medicine (IDM)
Presented by DeWitt Wilkerson, III, DMD

The Perio-Systemic Link:
Latest Updates
Presented by Panos Dragonas, DDS, MS

This lecture will focus on the relationship between inflammation, airway, malocclusion and "TMD". Participants will learn the three pillars of IDM and review the IDM checklist. This lecture will focus on the association of periodontal disease with systemic diseases including heart disease, diabetes and respiratory diseases among others. Dr. Dragonas will lead an in-depth discussion on the nature of this association as well as periodontal treatment considerations.

Stay around after CE to join us for a
Post-Event Celebration!

Hotel Accommodations

JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. We have a block room rate of $175/night plus applicable taxes available for this course. The last day to book at this rate is Thursday, August 29, 2019. Click this link to go directly to the block rate reservation site or call to make your reservation at 1-800-771-9067 using the group name: LACDE Alumni Day

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. Concerns or complaints about CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for 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 this 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). We must receive your written cancellation request no later than August 30, 2019 by mail, fax at (504) 941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after August 30, 2019, it will result in forfeiture of the entire tuition.

Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
In the event a course is cancelled or rescheduled, the Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (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.


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