Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
Our mission is to
protect the public by regulating the professions of dentistry
To report child abuse or neglect
Louisiana Children’s Code Title VI, Article 603 states that any health practitioner “who provides health care services, including a physician, surgeon, physical therapist, dentist, resident, intern, hospital staff member, podiatrist, chiropractor, licensed nurse, nursing aide, dental hygienist, any emergency medical technician, a paramedic, optometrist, medical examiner, or coroner, who diagnoses, examines, or treats a child or his family” are mandated reporters for child abuse and neglect in the state of Louisiana.
Mandated reporters and the public will be able to call one number, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week beginning Monday and speak to a trained child welfare worker to report possible abuse and neglect.
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