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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 Gizelle P. Richard, D.D.S. – NODA President


Holiday greetings to all!

December is here and that marks the final month of my term as President. How this year has flown by!

It has been challenging, rewarding, and exciting serving as your president. I had a terrific group of officers, Board of Directors, and committee members with whom to work. Andrew Hale kept the daily operations of our association moving along, in spite of numerous challenges.

At the November 17th General Membership meeting, the NODA membership voted “YES” to accept the non-reduction of dues for those who qualify for Active Life Membership.

On December 15th, at Chateau Golf & Country Club, your next president, Dr James Burns will assume his duties. I know you will give him the same support that you have given me.

NODA members, thank you very much for being a part of our association! Your participation in organized dentistry is what keeps the profession great. Without the members, there is no organization.  Without the organization, there is no voice, no vote, and no agenda to keep the dental profession moving in a positive direction. It is highly important that we continue to be a strong unified voice.

I had been a member of organized dentistry for many years before I became actively involved, first in the New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session, and then in NODA. I would suggest that as you mature in your career, and you have more free time, get more involved in the workings of NODA.  Please volunteer, as it will make you appreciate the importance of your profession. It’s never too late to take an active role!

It has been a privilege to serve as your President.

I wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Your President,

Gizelle P. Richard. D.D.S.

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