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The Academy 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
A confirmation letter containing pertinent information will be e-mailed to each participant once they have registered for a course. Please check the information contained therein to assure accuracy of all data.
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
NEW KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO DENTAL PRACTICECONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
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.
CE credit awarded for a 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.
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 www.ada.org/CERP.
PROCEDURE FOR CE CREDIT
To receive the appropriate number of CE credits for a course, it is important to do the following:
Participant must sign-in
Complete the Evaluation and Opinion Questionnaire form provided at the course
Pick up your Verification of Participation at the end 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 www.LSUHealthNewOrleansCDE.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
HOTEL AND TRAVEL
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.
Preregistration 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 link 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 a check. You may also fax an application to (504) 941-8403.
Unless otherwise indicated, courses are held on the campus of LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry in New Orleans. To better serve the dental professionals of Louisiana, we also hold courses throughout the state. Please call us for the specific location of any course you are interested in.