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Welcome to the Indiana Dental Association online newsroom. We are pleased to bring you the latest dentistry and oral health updates in Indiana and across the country. For more information, or to share news, contact Karen Scharf, Director of Communications, at Karen@INDental.org.


IHCP Provides Clarification to Dentists

12/10/2014

The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) is not making any changes to the way dental services under the fee-for-service (FFS) or Hoosier Healthwise programs are delivered or reimbursed.

Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop Scheduled

12/5/2014

The American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) is collaborating with the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry to offer a one-week intensive course on evidence-based dentistry.

Congress Takes Action on Extending 179 Provision

12/4/2014

ADA urges its members to contact their Senators regarding extending 179 provision.

Quick Survey Seeks to Improve Access to Dental Care

11/10/2014

IDA and IU Department of Health Workforce Studies is collecting data aimed at improving access to dental care; urging all members to participate in the valuable survey:
https://redcap.uits.iu.edu/surveys/?s=J7hhwPYBQC

DEA clarifies drug waste disposal rules

11/3/2014

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration wants to clarify how dentists should dispose of drug waste.

CDC data shows early childhood caries trending down

10/31/2014

CDC data presented at an Oct. 23-24 dental conference shows a downward trend in early childhood caries in the United States.

Support the Action for Dental Health Act

10/30/2014

In 2014, an estimated 181 million Americans will not visit a dentist1.
In 2010, more than 2.1 million people visited an emergency room due to unaddressed dental pain2.

The ADA is addressing these concerns to access to dental care through the Action for Dental Health (ADH) Campaign. It is a community-based, three-pronged approach to:

Congresswoman Susan Brooks Meets with IDA Members

10/27/2014

IDA members Drs. Diane Buyer and Sue Germain met with Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R) at an October 24 community meeting at The Forum at The Crossing in Indianapolis.

Last call for change requests for CDT 2016

10/24/2014

Each year, the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs' Code Maintenance Committee approves additions, revisions and deletions to the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature. Change requests can come from anyone, but they typically are submitted by individual dentists, dental specialty organizations, the ADA and third-party payers.

American Dental Association Installs New President

10/17/2014

Maxine Feinberg, D.D.S., who practices periodontics in Cranford, N.J., was recently installed as president of the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Feinberg is the third female to serve as the president of the 158,000-member organization.

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