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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

Hotel Reservations Going Quickly


Hotel reservations for the 2015 Annual Session at the French Lick Springs Resort or the West Baden Spring Hotel have been selling quickly.

IndianaMOM Needs Your Support


The IndianaMOM Committee has set a lofty goal of charitable dental care for 2,000 patients over the two days.

Support Regulatory Reform in Congress


This week, the House of Representatives will vote on pro-growth legislation that would enable our elected officials in Congress to have greater control in preventing rules that needlessly hinder the way you run your dental practices.

IDA Specialty Award Nominations Being Sought


Do you have someone in mind who has done an outstanding job promoting, practicing, or volunteering for the organization of dentistry?  Why not nominate him or her for an IDA Award?

Local Dentists Warn of Drug Seekers


A dentist recently reported to the IDA Central Office that he and a number of his colleagues in northeast Indiana have been contacted by an individual seeking pain medications.

DEA Imposes Tighter Regulations on Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs)


On Aug. 22, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), which include opioids such as Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab and Norco, will be reclassified as Schedule II substances and subject to tighter restrictions.

ADA Continues Support for Community Fluoridation


The American Dental Association (ADA) unreservedly endorses the fluoridation of community water supplies as safe, effective and necessary in preventing tooth decay.  ADA has carefully monitored scientific research regarding safety and efficacy.

American Dental Association Releases CDT 2015 Codes


The American Dental Association (ADA) announces the release of CDT 2015. New books, training tools, and an app help dental professionals stay current on dental coding.

AT 2000 Processor Available


Dental clinic receives donated autoclave, now has x-ray processor to donate.

ACA’s ‘Spillover’ Effect: Dental Coverage Rate Increasing for Young Adults Whose Parents Receive Health Insurance through Employers


According to a new report published in Medical Care, some young adults are enjoying extended dental coverage under the health care policies of their parents, whose employers are voluntarily expanding dental coverage in conjunction with expanded medical coverage.

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