State Board of Dentistry

Name State Board of Dentistry
Contact Person Arthur F. Hickham, Jr. - Executive Director
Mailing Address 365 Canal St.
Ste. 2680
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone Number 504-568-8574
Fax Number 504-568-8598
Board Email erin@lsbd.org
Website www.lsbd.org
Legal Authority R.S. 37:753
Year Created 1888
Organizational Placement Department of Health and Hospitals
Purpose/Function to regulate the professions of dentistry and dental hygiene in Louisiana
Budget Message Revenues increased due to an increase in new licenses and anesthesia permits issued as well as an increased percentage of license renewals. In addition, the board recovered funds expended in disciplinary cases which were decided or resolved during the prior budget period. The revenue of the board will increase during this budget cycle due to the assessment of a fee for the creation, maintenance, and operation of the Dental Health Professional Monitoring Program. The board will experience a corresponding expense for the administration of the program by an outside contractor.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 14
Number Currently Serving: 14
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $150      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $28350
  Current year budgeted: $36000
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $7200
  Current year budgeted: $7200
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $16407
  Current year budgeted: $36000
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 4
Unclassified: 2
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
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