LSU Health Continuing Dental Education is the brand name of LSU’s overall continuing dental education program and 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 continuing education programs.
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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                     J. Jerome Smith, DDS - Vice-President

                  Harry E. Goza, Jr., DDS - Secretary                      Caroline Mason, RDH, MEd - Treasurer

                  Charles A. Schof, Jr., DDS - Board Member          Wm. Michael Malone, DDS - Board Member

                  Gary J. Blanchette, DDS - Board Member             Bruce LeBlanc, DDS - Board Member

                  Michael T. Robichaux, DDS - Board Member

CONFIRMATION:  A confirmation letter containing pertinent information will be mailed to each participant. Please check the information contained therein to assure accuracy of all data.

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION:  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 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. Sponsorship or partial sponsorship of a continuing education course by the LSUHSC School of Dentistry does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product.

LIMITED ATTENDANCE COURSES:  Certain courses require a limit of attendees. In the event a course is filled or cancelled, The Academy will refund the full tuition, or with your consent, apply it to the next available course.
  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.

CANCELLATION POLICY/REFUNDS:  Considerable staff time is involved in preparing for each course offered. If a registrant must cancel his or her registration for a lecture course, a refund, minus a modest administration fee, will be given providing written notification of withdrawal is received seven (7) working days prior to the program. For participation programs, written notification must be received fourteen (14) working days prior to the course date. Should the registrant withdraw after applicable deadline, a refund (less administrative fee) may be issued, based upon our ability to fill the resultant vacancy in the course. Otherwise, the entire amount may be retained due to the difficulty in filling this vacancy.

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. Attendees should make all travel arrangements on their own.
        Please note: the Academy and LSU Health Sciences Center cannot be held responsible for the cost of nonrefundable
        airline tickets in the event of a course cancellation.

REGISTRATION:  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 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.

LOCATION:  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 programs in Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Alexandria, Monroe, and Shreveport, as well as in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Please call us for the specific location of any course you are interested in.

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