The Governor gave the OK for most dental procedures to begin again today. Former Louisiana Dental Association President Dr. Kristi Soileau (swallow) says the only work not being allowed at this time is cosmetic dentistry that is for the sole purpose of enhancing someone’s appearance.
Ongoing orthodontic procedures like check-ups for braces, wires, or aligners are allowed, and procedures to do new braces or aligners are allowed as well if they are not solely for cosmetic reasons.
38-year-old Daniel King Jr. has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly doing a drive-by shooting on the home of Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson. Ouachita Parish Sheriff spokesperson Glenn Springfield says investigators are not releasing details about the shooter’s motive in firing several shots at the property but adds luckily no one was injured.
Governor Edwards is expected to announce the relaxing of some restrictions on businesses today at his 4 PM press conference.
Dental work isn’t the only activity set to start up again today. For the first time in a month, many elective medical surgeries are set to proceed in Louisiana. Governor Edwards says now that cases have plateaued we have to resume normal medical care.
The Governor also adds these elective procedures are the economic lifeblood of hospitals.
A team from LSU develops COMTRAC 2.0, a way for National Guard and other emergency responders to track PPE and medical equipment while it’s being shipped around the state. LSU Stephenson Disaster Management Institute director Brant Mitchell says almost all of the development for the application was done by LSU students and says with classes being out, it allowed them to have extra time to dedicate to the building process which would normally take about six months.