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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

$50,000 Donation to Support Free Dental Event


Indianapolis IN, April 9, 2015 – The Delta Dental Foundation presented a donation of $50,000 to the Indiana Dental Association Foundation for Dental Health (IFDH) to support the IndianaMOM Mission of Mercy charitable dental event.

Correction regarding HIP State Plan – Basic copayments for Dental Services


HIP State Plan – Basic members are subject to a $4 outpatient copay per service. If more than one service is rendered on a single DOS, a copayment will be assessed for each service.

How Those Affected By Cyber Attack On Anthem Can Get Identity Theft Repair & Credit Monitoring Services


Current and former Anthem members dating back to 2004 are being offered identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services via starting at 2 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield warns of “phishing” scam


Indianapolis - Indiana residents who may have been impacted by the cyber-attack against Anthem should be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former Anthem members.

HIP Guidance Offered to Dental Providers


IHCP releases a reference guide to the dental benefits covered under the HIP plan options.

Quick Reference Guide For Dental Providers Under The Healthy Indiana Plan


The recent roll out of HIP 2.0 Plus has generated a lot of questions that we do not yet have answers for. To address some of these concerns, Jim Gavin of FSSA has presented the following quick HIP reference guide for dental providers. We will continue to provide new information as we receive it.

Update: HIP 2.0 - 01/31/2015


All dentists currently enrolled in any Indiana Health Coverage Program will be able to provide treatment to properly enrolled HIP 2.0 Plus patients beginning February 1, 2015. Currently enrolled dentists are not required to register with DentaQuest until May 1, 2015.

Update: HIP 2.0


The federal government issued a waiver allowing for the expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) effective February 1, 2015. We have been informed by the Office of Medicaid and Policy Planning (OMPP) that dental services covered under HIP 2.0 Plus include...

Pre-Dental Antibiotic Not Recommended with Prosthetic Joints


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


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.

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