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October 2019 General Meeting

Lawsuits and Dental Board Investigations

Speaker:  Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., DDS, JD

Date:  October 15, 2019   

Time:  FREE Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 6:30pm * Meeting starts at 6:30pm  

Austin Country Club – 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin 78746

           Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit 

Cost: $40 member dentist/$50 members with late registration (if available)

$50 guest of member dentist; $70 nonmember dentist 

RSVP: By 10:00am FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go to

To RSVP & PAY with Check or Cash, call 512.335.1405

If you need a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meal, tell Nancy 

when making your reservation.  Reservations are released at 6:30pm

Reservations not cancelled by 10:00am Friday, Oct 11 will be billed

This program is designed to assist the dental practitioner in minimizing their chances of a lawsuit or Dental Board investigation.  Proactive steps will be reviewed to avoid or reduce the areas of risk. The genesis and anatomy of a lawsuit will also be discussed, as well as steps to be taken in the defense of such an event.  Relevant Dental Board rules will likewise be emphasized to decrease the chances of a Board investigation. Prior case histories will be utilized as learning examples during the presentation. 

Course Objectives:

  • Learn the top three reasons dental offices are at risk for lawsuits
  • Understand the steps which may be taken to dramatically decrease the risk of a lawsuit 
  • Be able to identify issues in your own practice which will reduce the risk of a Dental Board investigation
  • Learn ways to increase your chances of a favorable outcome in a Dental Board investigation

Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., DDS, JD

Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., DDS, JD, received his dental degree from St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1969 and his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1990.  He is an attorney with the law firm of Brin & Brin in San Antonio, Texas. His practice is focused on the defense of hospitals, physicians, and dentists in medical and dental malpractice lawsuits.  Dr. Waller also frequently represents dentists in investigations and hearings before the State Board of Dental Examiners. He served in the United States Air Force from 1969-1971. 

Dr. Waller is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas, Supreme Court of Colorado, United States District Courts (Western District of Texas and Southern District of Texas) in addition to the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.  His professional memberships include the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, and the American College of Legal Medicine. Dr. Waller is a frequent speaker on the topics of dental litigation and Dental Board actions. 


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September 2019 General Meeting

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February 2019 General Meeting

Physical Therapy for the Temporomandibular Dysfunction Patient

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Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances/ Understanding and Using the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program

September 2018 General Meeting

Speaker:  Arthur H. Jeske, DMD, PhD

Date:  September 18, 2018   

Time:  FREE Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 6:30pm * Meeting starts at 6:30pm  

Austin Country Club – 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin 78746

          Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit

Cost: $40 member dentist/$50 members with late registration (if available)

$50 guest of member dentist; $70 nonmember dentist

RSVP: By 10:00 a.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go here

To RSVP & PAY with Check or Cash, call 512.335.1405

If you need a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meal, tell Nancy when making your reservation.  Reservations are released at 6:30pm

Reservations not cancelled by 10:00am Friday, Sept 14 will be billed

Recently, changes in TSBDE Rules and Regulations were made to address the opioid and drug abuse epidemic, including mandatory continuing education programs for dental practitioners.  This program is designed to meet TSBDE Rule 111.1 and familiarize dentists and dental team members with current, important issues in the use of drug therapy, with an emphasis on scientific evidence to support therapeutic decisions.  The course will also cover the recognition and prevention of drug abuse and diversion. Included in this course are focused updates and reviews of learning objectives:

  • Review TSBDE Rules & Regulations related to the prescription of controlled substances
  • Assessment of acute pain associated with various dental procedures
  • Review of the clinical pharmacology and NSAID and opioid analgesics
  • Selection of opioid and non-opioid analgesics for various clinical scenarios
  • Basic characteristics & operating features of the Texas Prescription Monitoring program

Dr. Arthur H. Jeske

Dr. Arthur Jeske is currently Professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health and Associate Dean for Strategic Planning & Continuing Dental Education at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.  Dr. Jeske received his B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina Charlotte and his Ph.D. (Pharmacology) and D.M.D. degrees from the Medical College of Georgia. He is Editor-in-Chief of Mosby’s Dental Drug Reference and serves as Section Editor (Pharmacology), Cranio—The Journal of Craniomandibular Practice.  Dr. Jeske has served as an Evidence Reviewer for the American Dental Association’s Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and on several National Board Dental Examination committees.  He holds Fellowship in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He is past Editor of the Journal of the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Texas Dental Journal and is a consultant to the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs.  His honors include membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Delta Sigma Delta, Honorary Membership in the UTSD Alumni Association, and he is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.  Dr. Jeske has been in the part-time practice of general dentistry for over 36 years.


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Sine Die Sunset

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Installation of Officers Party 2017


Dress: Casual

RSVP: 512.335.1405 or

by 10:00am, May 15th

Installation of Officers Party

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: TAKOBA

1411 E. 7th Street, Austin 78702

Cost: $40 per Person


The Louisiana Dental Association is in need of support for the Louisiana Mission of Mercy on Sept 30 – Oct 1

* Updated Information from the Louisiana Dental Association – Timeframe for Temporary License Extended (In Bold Face, below) * 

Dear Colleagues:
You are all no doubt well aware of the flooding disaster affecting much of South Louisiana.  Thankfully, the LDA office was not affected and the impact on staff has been minimal and generally indirect. (Not that it was fun to be without power in my home for two days in August in Louisiana, but I feel SO blessed compared to many others.)
As you may have heard, 20 parishes (counties) were declared federal disaster areas.  So far, we have reports of about 40 dentists who had flooding in their practice, home or both. (The attached photos were included with dentists’ disaster grant applications.) But, the latest official estimates are that as many as 80,000 homes in the Greater Baton Rouge area were flooded.  That figure does not include areas around Lafayette, LA and New Iberia (home of Tabasco sauce) that also had significant flooding.  So, we are quite sure that the number of dentists with flooding in their homes or practices will climb significantly higher as our outreach efforts result in contact with more and more dentists in the flooded areas.
Moreover, the number of members that have been indirectly impacted by the flood is likely to be huge.  Many of our members in South Louisiana have friends and family that were flooded and are helping them out by providing housing, help with clean up and more. (The same is true for most of the LDA staff.)
This has led to concern on the LDA Foundation board that we will have so many dentists still preoccupied with flood recovery, either for themselves or for their family and friends, that it will be especially difficult to entice those members to volunteer to work at our MOM (LaMOM) in the New Orleans area that is now just five weeks away (Sept. 30-Oct. 1).  We are well short of having the volunteers needed at this point and very concerned that the usual last minute rush to sign up will simply not materialize with so many people fatigued from the stresses of flood recovery.
So, I am asking for a favor from all of you. (For the record, we normally, say “y’all” down here, not “all of you.” 
J)  Would you be willing to let your members know that LaMOM is facing a potentially significant shortage of volunteers and ask if some of them will sign up?  The attached Word document includes the basic information they would need; the rest can be obtained by following the link in the attachment to our web site.
Please note that there is a time factor here. The LDA handles everything with the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry (LSBD) as far as obtaining temporary licensure in Louisiana for out of state volunteers. Ordinarily, it can take up to 30 days to process the temporary license application. LSBD staff has assured the LDA that the processing will be expedited in recognition of the unusual circumstances.  Out of state volunteers will need to register no later than Sept. 22 (i.e., one week prior to LaMOM) to be assured of being licensed in time for the event. (Dentists and hygienists who sign up less than one week prior to LaMOM may still be able to get licensed, but if not, could still work at LaMOM in other areas that don’t involve actual treatment.)
I realize this is a lot to ask in many ways.  Many of you likely have challenges getting sufficient volunteers for your own MOMs and don’t want to burn out your own supply of volunteers.  So, I COMPLETELY understand if you feel as though you have to decline my request for help.  But thanks in advance to those of you who may be able and willing to give us a hand.
Ward Blackwell,
Executive Director/CEO
Louisiana Dental Association/Louisiana Dental Services, Inc.
7833 Office Park Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 926-1986 <tel:%28225%29%20926-1986
FAX (225) 926-1886 <tel:%28225%29%20926-1886 < <
ADA 12th District Caucus Meeting
, August 28, 2016, Embassy Suites DFW Airport North, Grapevine, TX.
LDA Board of Directors Meeting, September 9, 2016, LDA Office, Baton Rouge, LA.
ADA Annual Session, October 20–24, 2016, Denver, CO. 
LDA Last Chance Seminar, December 9, 2016, Baton Rouge, La. 
For more information or to register for any LDA event, go to <> .

August General Meeting



Speaker: Edward P. “Joe” Waller, Jr., D.D.S., J.D.

Date: August 16, 2016

Complimentary Open Bar Happy Hour: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. * Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Austin Country Club – 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin 78746

Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit