by Aubrey Baudean, Jr., D.D.S. – NODA President
Happy New Year to all NODA members! I pray that all members and their families had a happy, busy, and peaceful holiday. This time of the year is always a time to reflect on the past and to hope for the future. It is a great time just to be thankful for God's blessings.
The NODA General Membership meeting will be held at LSU School of Dentistry on January 18th worth 1 C. E. credit. I am looking forward to getting back to the school. Members will be able to receive 5 hours of C.E. annually from the General Membership meetings.
I would like to thank the Board of Governors for all their help and trust. I would also like to thank a few new members to the Board of Governors, Dr. Gregory Guerra as 1st Vice President, Dr. Zachary Tanenbaum as the new Secretary, Dr. Kay Jordon as a new At-Large board member, and Dr Brant Schmidt as a new At-Large board member.
The New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session is April 20-22, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. This year’s Conference is going to be great! You can receive up to 23 hours of C.E. time! We are looking for volunteers to help with registration and monitoring classes. The viability of NODA is linked to the financial success of the New Orleans Dental Conference/Louisiana Dental Association’s Annual Session, so please consider helping out.
NODA is working with Steve Golden (985/373-1108), a consultant with American Tax Savings. This is a great program that helps dentists and other business with The Employee Retention Tax Credits (ERC) with the Federal Government. The CARES Act was signed into Law in March of 2020. This is a $370 billion stimulus package that makes funding available to small companies. I know many dentists who have been helped with this program. Make sure you inquire before the funds are depleted.
I would like to thank the NODA dentists for their trust. I would like to thank Andrew Hale for his dedication to the organization. I would like to invite members and guests to celebrate with me at the President’s Installation Banquet at TPC Louisiana in Avondale on Friday March 10, 2023. I am very humbled to serve as your President and pray to God for a great New Year!