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President’s Message

President’s Message
by Peter M. Tufton, D.D.S. – NODA President


All is well in NODA World! The Saints have won their season opener and the Tigers are on a winning streak. Our team NODA attended the ADA-FDI World Dental conference in San Francisco. Drs. Mark Chaney, Kristi Soileau and David Hildebrandt made their presence known on their respective committees. The ADA has chosen to restructure the categories of membership along with an increase in dues. Dr. Chaney spoke against this motion, but it passed.

Next year, the ADA will meet October 15-18, 2020 in Orlando Florida. If you plan to attend, make your reservations early! The ADA will switch to digital membership cards in 2020. You will have easy access now for your membership information through smart phones.

Remember amalgam recycling must be in place by July 14, 2020. Your membership in the ADA gives you up to 50% discount if you buy it though Also ask your local reps about any discounts.

Our next General Membership meeting will be held on October 16th at the Jefferson Orleans South. Dr. Michael Block will speak “Why and How I Navigate Every Implant.“

Please submit your honor dentist nominations to Dr. Glen Dubroc, Jr. at or fax to 504/838-6909. This is NODA ‘s most prestigious award. NODE will again sponsor our free November 20th General Membership meeting. The meeting with be held at LSU School of Dentistry. This perk is only made possible by your support of our Preferred Providers. Thanks to Dr. Kevin Collins and his committee for all their hard work.

See you at the next meeting and don’t forget to encourage your colleagues to attend.

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