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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 Peter M. Tufton, D.D.S. – NODA President


February is off to a great start for NODA. This year, our officers attended the L.H. Bowden Conference in Baton Rouge on January 11, 2019. Beth Brooks’ presentation on “Association Leadership Matters” helped the board understand their roles in leadership and what is expected of them this year. Overall, NODA scored well on our self-evaluation and any deficiencies identified were resolved at the conference. All officers and board members now realize what a privilege it is to be a part of NODA leadership.

Our President-Elect, Dr. Byron Ganucheau, organized a great General Meeting at Southport Hall on January 19, 2019. During the meeting, Randy Blackburn, President of Blackburn Dental Laboratory, gave an excellent presentation on new laboratory techniques and the recent technology trends in dental programs. A special thanks to Michelle Helmke for securing the sponsorship from KaVo Kerr to hold such an informative event. Please remember to support our sponsors.

February is Children’s Dental Health month. Volunteers are needed to make “Give Kids a Smile Day” at LSU School of Dentistry on February 22, 2019 a success. Once again, Dr. Susan Fournier and Dr. Nicole Boxberger-Christie will chair this event. Please call the NODA office (504/834-6449) if you can volunteer.

The New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session will be at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on May 9-11, 2019. This year, Dr. Gizelle Richard is the conference chair. This is the perfect opportunity for dentist to fulfil their CE state board requirements. Encourage former classmates to attend as a way to reconnect while obtaining required CE credits.

The President banquet will be held on March 8, 2019 at the New Orleans Country Club. At this time, Dr. Glenn Dubroc will present Dr. David Hildebrant with the 2018 New Orleans Dental Association’s Honor Dentist Award.

If you are not cruising with the LDA on March 2-7, 2019 (call 985/788-2975), then make sure to watch out for BEADS, BABIES and DOUBLOONS.



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