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As part of the IDA’s ongoing efforts to enhance communication with members and the general public, a new mobile version of the IDA website is now available online.
Senate Bill 303, a measure that started out as the Fair Dental Care Act and was pared down to a non-covered services fee-setting ban, has been tabled by the Indiana House Insurance Committee.
Even-numbered years means it is time for license renewal for every dentist and hygienist in the state of Indiana. The process is straightforward, but it is important for dental professionals to know what is expected ahead of time.
The majority of Indiana Dental Association members prefer print over digital communications, results from a recent survey conducted by the IDA Council on Communications show.
On Jan. 3, 2012, the American Dental Association was alerted that many dentists across the country had received a fraudulent membership renewal communication via fax to their dental offices.
Dr. Lloyd J. Phillips, a past IDA president from 1979 to 1980, died Jan. 15 in Indianapolis. He was 89. In the IDA, he was a past president (1979-80) and a past secretary. He also served on several committees and councils.
The Indiana Senate Health and Provider Services Committee will hear testimony regarding the Fair Dental Care Act (Senate Bill 303) on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at 9 a.m. EST. Members and patients will testify on behalf of the IDA at the hearing, which coincides with IDA Dental Day at the Capitol.
If you recently received a membership renewal communication by fax, take a closer look. A number of member and nonmember dentists have contacted the IDA regarding the faxes, which have now been confirmed as fraudulent.
Have we lost the collegiality that marked dentistry as a welcoming and nurturing profession? The future of any profession rests in the next generation. Invest in the future of dentistry by inviting the new dentist in town to lunch and offer your support.
“If it weren’t for the dentists in Indiana who have helped support my campaign, I would be in a far less promising position,” said Dr. Zent. “There are many colleagues who have expressed serious interest in having a fellow dentist in the legislature. I believe this would be a huge win for the Indiana Dental Association and dentistry.”