by James E. Burns, D.D.S. – NODA President
Hello my NODA Family. I hope everybody had a wonderful summer. I’m sure all of you went on a vacation where you could relax and unwind and forget about all your worries. Yah right! OK, I hope you survived without losing all your money. Well everybody, it is now my favorite time of year. Hot boudin, cold couche couche, come on Tigers and push, push, push. Who dat, Who dat sayin they gonna beat dem Saints. I’m sure other teams have cheers also, but I don’t know em, sorry. It’s football time!
On a serious note. I would like to sincerely thank all of you that have reupped your membership this year. As a state, we have one of the highest rates of renewal of membership in the nation and I am personally proud of that fact. I know it might seem kind of trite, thanking your for just renewing, but a strong membership is the cornerstone of having an organization that can help and support its constituents. I personally believe that nobody does this better than NODA.
OK it’s time to talk NODA. Our next General Membership meeting will be held on September 21st at Jack Dempsey’s restaurant. The speaker will be Dr. Eswar Kandaswamy from the Periodontics Department of LSU School of Dentistry. His topic will be “Peri-Implantitis”. The sponsors will be Leixir Dental Group and Hancock Whitney. As usual, the food at Jack Dempseys will be great for only $20 dollars. Come on, you can’t beat that!
Our October meeting will be on October 19th at The Ridgeway of Old Metairie. The speaker will be Dr. Greg Grobmyer. His topic will be “Top Coding and Documentation Strategies – Maximize Your Insurance Reimbursement”. The sponsors will be Henry Schein and Hancock Whitney. Dr. Grobmyer is a nationally known and respected speaker on this subject. I know all of us can use his great advice on getting our maximum reimbursement. Also, we will be serving my favorite type of food. FREE! The person that needs to take the credit for getting our great speakers and the sponsors is our President-elect, Dr. Aubrey Baudean. Dr. Baudean and his Nominating Committee are also looking for volunteers to make up next year’s Board of Governors. If you get a call from him, please seriously consider being a part of our Board of Governors. Also, if you would like to get in touch with Dr. Baudean to find out more information about becoming a part of our Board of Governors, just e-mail him at [email protected]. We need new people with new ideas for the future of our wonderful organization.