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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

Core MMIS and Portal “go - live” date postponed


FSSA has announced "black out" periods for claims processing associated with the transition to the new MMIS portal. Providers can help ensure they do not miss important information by signing up to receive IHCP email notifications.

IU Board of Trustees approves state-of-the-art building design for School of Dentistry


The Indiana University Board of Trustees gave unanimous approval for the design schematic of the 45,000-square-foot, $21.6 million expansion to the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

Say NO to Burdensome Regulations


Beginning June 1, 2016, the Affordable Care Act will require all dentists who prescribe to Medicare Part D beneficiaries to be enrolled as Medicare providers.

CDT D7960 to Require PA as of Dec10


Effective December 10, 2015, the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) will require prior authorization (PA) when providers bill for Current Dental Terminology (CDT®1) code D7960.

FDA approves premarket application for Allergan’s Juvederm Ultra XC in lip augmentation


The Food and Drug Administration Sept. 30 approved a supplemental premarket application for a new indication for Allergan’s Juvederm Ultra XC.

ADA Member Dr. Kathy Kell Wins FDI President-elect


For the first time in 30 years, an ADA member will serve as President-elect of the FDI World Dental Federation.  Dr. Kathy Kell, Iowa, won the chief election on September 24th at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress in Bangkok, Thailand.

ADA thanks legislators for Small Business Healthcare Relief Act


On behalf of the Association's more than 158,000 members—the vast majority of which employ fewer than 50 employees — ADA President Maxine Feinberg praised the legislators for their efforts.

ADA announces exclusive student loan refinancing offer with DRB


“We’ve listened carefully to our members, particularly those in the early stages of their dental careers, and many have indicated that paying off student loan debt is one of their greatest concerns,” said Dr. Maxine Feinberg, ADA president.

ADA Releases CDT 2016: Dental Procedure Codes


Available now from the ADA, CDT 2016: Dental Procedure Codes is an indispensable resource for dentists and dental offices working with third-party payers required to use CDT codes.

IDA Endorses Chase Commerce Solutions and SurePayroll


The Indiana Dental Association is pleased to announce its endorsement of two new business solution-oriented service providers for credit card processing and payroll processing. These newly endorsed providers, Chase Commerce Solutions, and SurePayroll, are also endorsed by the American Dental Association Business Resources.

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