Welcome to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry

Our mission is to protect the public by regulating the professions of dentistry
and dental hygiene in Louisiana in accordance with the Dental Practice Act.

 

To report child abuse or neglect

855-4LA-KIDS (855-452-5437)
One number, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to speak to a trained
child welfare worker to report possible abuse and 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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