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President’s Message

President’s Message
by Gizelle P. Richard, D.D.S. – NODA President


A very Happy New Year to all NODA members!

I hope that all members and their families had a happy & peaceful holiday season. We, at NODA, are excited for the New Year and opportunities ahead!

Presently, there is a collaborative effort among the Louisiana Department of Health, the LDA, the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry and all component groups (of which NODA is the largest) in making the vaccine available to dentists and their staff, as early as late February-March 2021. What a reason to be a member of the Tripartite…NODA, LDA & the ADA!

I know members will agree that the ADA & LDA did a superb job of keeping us informed in all matters Covid, since March.

I think we can all agree that the economy is tied to Covid, and the faster we vaccinate, the faster we get to some semblance of normalcy.

Until we move completely past Covid, I would like to move our General Membership dinner/lecture meetings to the LSUSD. We can socially distance more easily on the 4th floor foyer and classroom.

At this time, the New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session is scheduled to be live May 6-8, 2021 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel. If this is not possible, it will become virtual. Either way, please support the Conference. The viability of NODA is directly linked to the financial success of the NODC.

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