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LDHA Day at the Legislature
LDHA at the Legislature 2017 has been canceled due to inclement weather.
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Oral Cancer Walk
The Oral Cancer Walk has been canceled for 2016 due to the flooding in Baton Rouge.
President's LDA Journal Artical
A Louisiana Population In-Need
Access to oral health care for nursing home residents is a significant concern for Louisiana. As this population grows, the need to focus on and provide pragmatic solutions to the current barriers becomes an important priority.
In 2015 Louisiana had 25,845 of its residents in these facilities. 1 These statistics are poised to increase along with the average life span, projections indicate the number of older adults living in nursing homes will double between 2000 and 2050.2
For those living in nursing homes, performing typical daily activities, such as bathing, dressing, transferring and eating, requires assistance from caregivers.2 Studies over the years show the dental industry that caregivers in these facilities do not provide oral care for numerous reasons, including limited education and time restraints. The mouth, while the center of our world, is not the center of theirs. 3
Compared with previous generations which nursing home residents had very few teeth, the current aging population is more likely to retain their natural dentition which increases the need for oral hygiene care to prevent as well as screen for dental issues that may impact oral function and quality of life. Another contributing factor is the variety of medications elderly patients are prescribed, many of which wield negative oral health outcomes.
Oral hygiene care is a fundamental requirement, especially for residents of nursing homes, who tend to experience oral disease disproportionately when compared to their counterparts who live at home.2 This attention should be provided by dentists and dental hygienists to adequately to meet the increasing need.
Louisiana’s entire dental community has a task ahead of them when contemplating the care of its elderly population. Louisiana Dental Hygienists are trained, prepared and enthusiastic to be an integral part of this mission.
Joanna Peters, RDH, BA, BS – President, LDHA
LDHA Annual Session
LDHA Bylaws & Strategic Plan
Mission of Mercy
Please include LaMOM 2016 in your calendar of events. The Louisiana Dental Association Foundation will be holding a Mission of Mercy charity dental event on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1, 2016. Set up will occur on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. The location will be the Alario Center in Westwego, Louisiana. This is located on the Westbank of the New Orleans area.
Volunteer registration will officially open on May 1st, 2016.
We are now accepting volunteers for LaMOM 2018. Please take a moment to go to the website and sign up:
Once you have registered at this website, we will notify you as more details are available. The event is less than 5 months away, so please sign up today.
Click on this link to see more information:
EBRP Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control, District No. 1, New Facility, 10550 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Set Up Day
Friday, January 19 - Clinic Day
Saturday, January 20 - Clinic Day
Sunday, January 21 - Clinic Day
We will be sending more detailed instructions for volunteer sign up within the next few weeks. So look for another email soon!
For now, we hope you can mark your calendar for one or more days to volunteer as we serve people who are most in need.
As a 3 day free clinic, LaMOM 2018 will need more volunteers than ever. So we are counting on you to come again!
Thank you for your continued support of the Louisiana Mission of Mercy program and the Louisiana Dental Association Foundation.
Federal Register - Dec. 19, 2016 Final Rule EFFECTIVE JANUARY 18, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has determined that Powdered Surgeon's Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling. Consequently, FDA is banning these devices.
The FDA states that powdered gloves are an adulterated product and unsafe for use. The January 18, 2017 date applies to end
users wo may have already purchased and are using powered gloves.
Per the LA Dental Association the staff at Association Gloves which is endorsed by LDA is prepared to help find a powder free latex,
nitrile or chloroprene glove that will satisfy your requirements. Association Gloves can be contacted at 877 484 6149.
If you wish to read the final rule visit the Federal Register web-site at: federal register. gov - Banned Devices; Powdered Surgeon's
Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove.
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