Jennings woman named to state dentistry board - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jennings woman named to state dentistry board

News release from Governor Jindal's office.

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry

BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. 

The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry is responsible for registering, examining, licensing, and regulating the practices of dentistry and dental hygiene.

According to the statute, the board is comprised of 14 gubernatorial appointments that are subject to senate confirmation. Three licensed dentists are appointed from the state at large, serving in seats A, B and C. One hygienist is selected from nominations certified by the secretary of the board and submitted to the governor. The remaining ten dentists are appointed from each of the nine board districts, which are established in the statute, with the Fifth Board District being represented by two members.

The district appointees are selected from nominations submitted to the Governor by the board.

Appointments to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry:

Aubrey Baudean, Jr., of Marrero, has been in private practice since 1984 and is a current member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association and the New Orleans Dental Association.  Baudean was nominated for appointment by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry to serve as a representative of the 5th Dental District, as required by statute.

Patricia Cassidy, of Jennings, has worked as a hygienist for Dr. Tommy Leger for twenty years.  Cassidy was selected from nominations certified by the secretary of the board and submitted to the Governor, as required by statute.

David Melancon, of Houma, has been in private practice for over 30 years and is currently the Vice-President of the LA State Board of Dentistry.  Melancon was nominated for reappointment by the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry to serve as a representative of the 2nd Dental District, as required by statute.  

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