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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


Welcome back from our Summer break. Hopefully you had a great Summer with family vacation time and relaxation while staying safe. Although there have not been any General Membership meetings, the Board of Governors has been meeting virtually. However, this year poses a budget issue without revenue from the General Membership meetings, the New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association Annual Session, the annual Crawfish Party, and decreased revenues from NODE Preferred Providers. Our main revenue sources are: membership dues and the NODC/LDA Annual Session.

BUT, Dr. Gizelle Richard, Scientific Program Committee Chair, has a General Membership meeting scheduled on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Jack Dempsey's on Poland Avenue. Thanks to Dr. Dale Misiek for presenting "Post - Surgical Pain Management & Opioid Minimization in Dental / Surgical Procedures" and Blackburn Dental Laboratories for sponsoring this meeting. Attendance will be limited.

Dr. Vincent DiLeo, Jr. and his NODC/LDA Annual Session committee have been meeting regarding the 2021 New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association Annual Session. Please mark your calendar to attend OUR STATE MEETING on May 6 - 8, 2021 at the Hilton Riverside. There are many different topics being presented to appeal to all -- dentists, hygienists, and both chairside and business associates. Speaker hosts, room monitors, and other volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Contact Dr. DiLeo, Jr. at 504/455-5410, Dr. Kristopher Rappold at 504/891-7471, and/or Mrs. Jeanne McFall at 504/838-9797 to volunteer.

Dr. Kevin Collins has continued meeting with the New Orleans Dental Enterprises committee and investigating other new potential Preferred Providers to benefit both members and OUR association. If you have any leads or ideas for new Preferred Providers, contact Dr. Collins at 504/733-0484. Please continue to utilize OUR current Preferred Providers and support YOUR association while saving money.

Join the LSU School of Dentistry Alumni Day on Saturday, September 26, 2020 via live - stream video conference.

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