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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LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education
Located at LSU School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
Clinic Building, Fourth Floor, Room 4319
New Orleans, LA 70119-2799

Phone: (504) 941-8193
Fax: (504) 941-8403
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm central time

--For driving directions to LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry and a campus parking map, click here


Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc.(LACDE)
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is a committee of dentists who share the following goals and objectives:


  • To establish an organization to provide continuing dental education through an affiliation with the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry for the dentists of Louisiana as well as other dentists nationally and internationally.
  • To motivate and assist young men and women in preparing, qualifying, and establishing themselves in the practice of dentistry.
  • To develop, provide, and sponsor continuing dental education programs for dental practitioners and their auxiliary personnel, and to encourage and assist them in participating in such programs. 
  • To promote the science and art of dentistry for the betterment of dental health, to enhance the knowledge and skills of the dental practitioner by providing the intellectual stimulation that comes from a well developed graduate education program, and to encourage dental research. 

The very reason for our existence is you, the dental practitioner. By your participation, we continue to grow, expand, and better serve you. The Academy is pleased to offer financial support to the School of Dentistry by being self-supporting and a major contributor to the Dean's Faculty Development Fund, the Jack Rayson Simulation Laboratory, and, more recently, the upgrading of audiovisual equipment in the lecture halls of the school.



             John M. Barksdale, DDS - President                         Charles A. Schof, Jr., DDS - Board Member  

             Michael T. Robichaux, DDS - Vice President            Gary J. Blanchette, DDS - Board Member            

             Harry E. Goza, Jr., DDS - Secretary                           Bruce J. LeBlanc, DDS - Board Member
Sean Owens, DDS - Board Member           


The views expressed in any course are those of the clinician and do not necessarily reflect the views of the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry or LACDE. Selected courses may be sponsored in whole or in part by educational grants from commercial, private or institutional entities.

LSU Health New Orleans is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or disability.

The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. ("LACDE") has established the following policy on 25 January 2007: that the LACDE, including any individual acting on behalf of the LACDE, will not engage in any of the following on LACDE's property, during any LACDE function, or otherwise using LACDE's resources or facilities:

  • Endorsing any candidate for public office
  • Donating or contributing to any candidate's campaign
  • Participating or engaging in political fundraising events
  • Publishing or distributing statements for or against any candidate
  • Engaging in any activity that favors or opposes any candidate

Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to insure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by the LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product.

Pre-registration for all courses is required to allow for proper planning of meals and instructional materials. Enrollments are processed in the order in which they are received. Registration forms and checks may be mailed to The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education (or LACDE) at:

LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education - 1100 Florida Ave., Box 142B - New Orleans, LA 70119-2799

For online registration, go to the COURSES tab and click on "register" by the course of your choice. To register by phone, please call us at (504) 941-8193. You can charge your tuition by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover, or mail inn a check. You may also fax an application with form of payment to (504) 941-8403.


CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board. Please refer to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry (LSBD) website at or call 225-219-7330 for Louisiana dentist and hygienist mandatory CE credit requirements. For additional information, please see LAC 46LXXXIII Chapter 16 which may be found on the LSBD website here.

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 a CE provider may be directed to the provider or the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

To receive the appropriate number of CE credits for a course, it is important to do the following:

  • Participant must sign-in
  • Complete and return the Evaluation and Opinion Questionnaire emailed to you after the course
  • Verification of Participation (VOP) Letters emailed to you within 2 weeks of the course

No recording devices are allowed in the lecture rooms, simulation labs, or clinics. Please turn off your mobile phones when the course is in session.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY (effective October 13, 2014)
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. If the Academy makes a decision to cancel a course, it will refund the full tuition. If you must cancel your registration for a course, you will receive a refund (minus an administrative fee); but the Academy must receive a written notification from you by the specific cancellation deadline established for that course. The specific cancellation deadline for a course is stated in the following locations: (1) the course description on the website, (2) in the acknowledgement letter we send you acknowledging registration for the course, and (3) in the course brochure (if a brochure was prepared for the course). 

Unless indicated otherwise, submit your written notification of cancellation for a lecture course no later than two (2) weeks prior to the course start date by mail, fax 504-941-8403, or email If the course is hands-on, submit your written cancellation no later than four (4) weeks prior to the course start date. If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after the course cancellation deadline will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition. "No-shows" will not be issued a refund.


LACDE can often arrange for special rates at local hotels. You will be provided with all necessary information should this be available. Participants should make all travel arrangements on their own. 

Please note: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event this program is cancelled or rescheduled.

If you lose your CE credit letter or need to request additional copies:
Track Your CE Credits from LSU Health New Orleans CDE

If you have taken a CE course with us, you can retrieve a history log of your courses (from the last three years) using the email address you used to register with us. For any given course, with the exception of video conference courses, the information will be available the day after the course.

Click here to 
Track Your LSU Health New Orleans CDE CE credits
(In the gold box, type the email address associated with your attendee information)


If you enter your email address and do not get results, please notify us at

Please note: If you do not use this automated system, and choose to retrieve your credits by requesting LSU Health New Orleans CDE email or mail a copy of your credits, there will be an administrative fee (fee varies depending on how you would like to receive it).

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