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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.


Pre-Dental Antibiotic Not Recommended with Prosthetic Joints

1/15/2015

An updated ADA clinical practice guideline, last evaluated in 2012, finds that in general, for patients with prosthetic joint implants, the use of prophylactic antibiotics, or antibiotics administered to prevent the risk of infection, are not recommended prior to dental procedures to prevent prosthetic joint infection (PJIs).

IDA Endorses MedPro

1/14/2015

The Indiana Dental Association (IDA) has announced that Medical Protective (MedPro), the national leader in dental liability insurance, is the newly endorsed insurance carrier for members of the IDA, effective January 1, 2015.

Medical and Dental Claims Processing Inappropriately

1/7/2015

HP has identified an issue with the claims processing system. This issue affects claims processed December 24, 25, 26, and 29, 2014. Claims may have been inappropriately paid or denied with one of the following explanation of benefit (EOB) codes.

ADA Team Defines Oral Health

1/6/2015

What is oral health? It's a short question that needs a comprehensive yet clear and simple answer.

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.

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