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New Orleans Dental Association | President’s Message in Metairie


2121 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 153
Metairie, LA 70001

(504) 834-6449

President’s Message

President’s Message
by Byron C. Ganucheau, D.D.S – NODA President


Summertime has arrived and I hope you are safely enjoying time off with your family and friends. Hopefully our members are returning to a more steady routine in their practices. Here at NODA, we are continuing to meet and plan for future meetings and events to benefit YOU. Consider being a Board member or officer in one or more aspects of YOUR association: New Orleans Dental Association, New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session, and New Orleans Dental Enterprises. New members are welcome. We need fresh new ideas and thoughts to keep serving our members. We are still attempting to hold a September General Membership meeting; however, that depends on what phases New Orleans and its surrounding areas are in.

The New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session committee chaired by Dr. Vincent DiLeo, Jr. has already met to plan next year' s Conference. It is scheduled on May 6-8, 2021 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside. As always, volunteers are needed to serve as room monitors, operations personnel, and speaker hosts. Please consider volunteering your time.

New Orleans Dental Enterprises (NODE), chaired by Dr. Kevin Collins, has agreements with their Preferred Providers which benefit both YOU and YOUR association. Consider using these Preferred Providers when possible. If you have any suggestions or ideas to look into, contact the NODA office or Dr. Kevin Collins.

For the fishermen in the association, the annual LDA Foundation Fishing Rodeo will take place on July 17-18, 2020 at the Sand Dollar Marina in Grand Isle. Please go to the LDA website for more information and to register.

Governor John Bel Edwards recently signed into law effective August 1, 2020 bills that involve insurance companies down coding procedures (HB353, now Act 187) and treating pre-existing conditions (HB311, now Act 256). The LDA website (www.nodental.org) has more information regarding each of these bills. If you have not signed up for LDA text messages, you should consider doing so.

As always, please contact the NODA office at 504/834-6449 with any suggestions, ideas, or input regarding YOUR association.

REMINDER: Dental amalgam separators must be installed by July 14, 2020.

Until next time, stay safe.

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