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ALEXANDRIA DENTIST RECEIVES LDA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Brought To You By The Louisiana Dental Association

Dr. David M. Carlton III of Alexandria, La., was named this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Service Award during the 143rd House of Delegates of the Louisiana Dental Association on March 23, 2024.

The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor bestowed by the LDA. It is given annually to LDA members who exemplify the highest standards of professional conduct in dentistry and make extraordinary contributions to organized dentistry and their communities. Carlton has been a dedicated tripartite member of the LDA, the American Dental Association and the Central Dental Association for 26 years.

Carlton has a passion for education and leadership. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Centenary College of Louisiana, a doctorate degree in dental surgery from the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and later earned fellowship status from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Learning which specializes in aesthetics, full mouth rehabilitation and Physiologic Dentistry. His concentrated post-graduate studies focused heavily on both dental sleep medicine and Temporomandibular Dysfunction. He has lectured to fellow dental professionals and has appeared in publications regarding these topics.

Carlton is involved in many professional organizations, has served in various leadership roles and regularly volunteers for his profession. He is the past President of the LSU School of Dentistry Alumni Board, a member of the Louisiana Academy of Sleep Medicine member, a member of the American College of Dentists, a clinical instructor of the LSUA Hygiene Program, an LDA Governmental Affairs Committee member and recently served as the President of the LDA. Dr. Carlton is a volunteer provider for Community Health Worx and Donated Dental Services for Alexandria.

Because of his dedication to his community and to the field of dentistry, Carlton was an LDA New Dentist Award winner, an LSUSD White Coat Ceremony Keynote speaker and a Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies Alumnus of the Year.

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