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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

Four ADA members elected to Congress


Voters elected four ADA members to the 115th Congress Nov. 8, all with wide margins of victory.

Temporary Suspension of IHCP Transactions with CoreMMIS


The new CoreMMISsystems will be operational as of 6 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2016. To ensure a successful transition to the new system, the IHCP will temporarily suspend business transactions in the current system in the days and hours before implementation. 

IDA Recognizes IUSD Faculty Members


During the 50th IUSD Teaching Conference, held October 6, 2016, the Indiana Dental Association (IDA) honored two outstanding IUSD staff members with Pursuit of Excellence recognition. 

Draft Legislation to Address Loan Forgiveness


The issue passed through the study committee favorably; Representative Dave Frizzell (R 93) will now introduce draft legislation during the 2017 session.  

Section 1557 Final Rule Reminder


The compliance date for Section 1557 nondiscrimination postings is October 16, requiring all dentists who accept government payments to post short statements indicating that translation services are available free of charge to all patients.

Dental Day Scheduled for January 25, 2017


Mark your calendar and clear your schedule for Dental Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Nominations Being Accepted: IDA Specialty Awards


Nominations are now being accepted for IDA Specialty Awards and 2017 IDA Officers.

United Healthcare & AETNA ACA Clients: New Policy Needed


If you currently have a United Healthcare or AETNA policy purchased through the Exchange you will need to purchase a new policy through a new provider.

IDA Foundation Grant to Help Fund CDHC Training


The Valparaiso community will soon be served by two Community Dental Health Coordinators thanks in part to a grant from the Indiana Dental Association Foundation for Dental Health. 

Call for A Delay of the Final Rule of Sec. 1557


...this rule will, among other things, require that your office post notice of interpreting services available in the 15 most frequent non-English languages spoken in your state. The cost of providing these services would be the responsibility of the dental practice.

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