• New Orleans Dental Conference & LDA Annual Session, May 24 - 26, 2018

    The New York Times named New Orleans as the #1 place to go in 2018.  "There is no city in the world like New Orleans. Influences from Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and indigenous peoples have made it the ultimate melting pot.
     
    Our 2018 Conference is in the books.  Early attendee comments include:
     
    "All 4 courses (I attended) were excellent! I have attended the NODC for years and this year was hands down the best experience so far. Having it in the Hyatt makes it so much better."
    "I was very impressed with the speakers this year. Romance, Gibson, Brady, and Haas. They each knew their subjects well and gave me many pearls of wisdom."
    "They were all very good. Saw Kathy Baker, Stanley Malamed, John Molinari, Nick Hamilton , and Julie Goldberg. They all were very good, informative, and well received."
    "Bob Frazer was exceptional. All speakers met my expectations."
    "All the speakers were excellent & kept my attention the whole entire time. I learned a lot this weekend & so glad that I went."
     
    "Karen Baker, Lee Ann Brady, and Kathleen Brown were all excellent teachers, very good speakers, and were very knowledgeable about the subject matter they presented to us. I am very satisfied and comfortable with my CE course choices. Thank you!!"
    "Always love it. I choose this over ADA every year."
    "LOVED the new venue!"
     
    From museums to restaurants to world-famous festivals, there's no place in the world quite like our city.   
    See many of the family-friendly activities to enjoy in New Orleans:
     
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    • One of the "Top 5 Music Destinations in the World" by Elle UK.
    • The "Number 1 City for Food in the U.S." by Travel + Leisure. 
    • Ranked "No. 7 City in the World" and No. 2 among "The Best Cities in the U.S." in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2016. 
    • One of 2016's "Top Labor Day Destinations" by HotelPlanner.com.
    • New Orleans restaurant, N7, named in "Top 10 Best New Restaurants in America" by Bon Appétit.
    • One of the "Friendliest Cities in the U.S." by Condé Nast Traveler.
     
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  • Why the change of date and location?

     
    (1) The opportunity to place our entire convention under one roof: hotel rooms, meeting rooms, exhibit hall, restaurants, reception areas, and comfort areas for gathering are all supported within the beautiful and comfortable Hyatt Regency hotel.
     
    (2) Coincides with the Bayou Country SuperFest next door to the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Louisiana SuperDome, The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (featuring a grand tasting at Blain Kern's Mardi Gras World), and the New Orleans Greek Festival at the Hellenic Cultural Center.  The annual Greek festival is filled with Greek food, music, culture, and fun for kids and adults alike.  Kids will love the Athenian playground.  Families can rent a canoe and tour Bayou St. John or climb Mount Olympus.  The Wine & Food Experience includes seminars, wine dinners, parties, the Royal Street Stroll, and grand tastings.
     
    (3) Great family vacation destination with the Audubon Nature Institute's Cool Zoo (the wild and wet splash park), Aquarium of the AmericasButterfly Garden & Insectariumand Audubon Zooswamp tours, Carousel Gardens Amusement ParkChildren's MuseumPreservation Hall (dedicated to the preservation of New Orleans jazz music), the National World War II MuseumBlaine Kern's Mardi Gras Worldriverboat cruises, streetcar rides through downtown and the Garden District, Clue Carré (live escape games), and much more.
     
    (4) As April dates have gotten more competitive for conventions, hotel room rates have risen.  Our new date in May allows us to secure an excellent room rate for those who travel to the convention.
     
    (5) The opportunity to have two full days off after the convention since it is a holiday weekend.
     
     
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  • Entertainment for the adults


    New Orleans is one of the world's most fascinating cities because it is home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food, and music.

     
                                                                                                                                                          
    Friday, May 25: "Salute to America" fireworks display on the Mississippi River
    Saturday, May 26: Free concert at Champions Square featuring Randy Houser, Michael Ray, and Runaway June
    Sunday, May 27: George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, and Midland 
     
     
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Our 2018 Conference Sponsors

2018 New Orleans Dental Conference & LDA Annual Session:  May 24 - 26
Hyatt Regency Hotel
 
The NODC/LDA Annual Session extends a special thank you to the following companies for their generous contributions and support:
 
Acteon of North America
ADS South, LLC
BEYOND International, Inc.
Brown & Brown Association Services Professionals
Cost Segregation Services, Inc.
Crown Seating
Diamond Dental Supply
Fortress Insurance Company
Henry Schein Dental
Hu-Friedy
iCore Connect
Inspired Hygiene
LightScalpel
MoneyQuest Corporation/KRS
Perio Protect
Philips Oral Healthcare
RockIT Computer Services
The Rossner Lecture Series through Touro Foundation
Southern Dental Instruments
Sunstar
Tax Saving Professionals
Waterpik, Inc