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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.


April is National Facial Protection Month

3/26/2014

Research estimates that about 2 percent of all children or adolescents who participate in sports eventually will suffer a facial injury severe enough to require medical attention.

American Dental Association Welcomes President George W. Bush as Distinguished Speaker at Annual Meeting in San Antonio

3/11/2014

The American Dental Association (ADA) will welcome President George W. Bush to ADA 2014 – America’s Dental Meeting for the Opening General Session and Distinguished Speaker Series Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

IHCP Requirements Revised

11/14/2013

Prior authorization requests for orthodontic services through IHCP no longer require a signed statement from a member of...

IDA Foundation Supports Kenyan Students

8/22/2013

The IDA Foundation has provided $2,000 to help cover the travel and housing cost of two Kenyan exchange students who came to IUSD from Moi University School of Dentistry in Eldoret, Kenya. Kennedy Opiyo and Paul Kimei arrived on Tuesday, August 13 and will study at IUSD until September 25.

Revised ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance Kit Now Available

8/9/2013

HIPAA compliance is one of the most important – and challenging – undertakings for a dental practice. The “ADA Complete HIPAA Compliance Kit” has tools to help dentists design and implement a comprehensive HIPAA compliance program.

ADA Seeks 750 Volunteers for Mission of Mercy Event in New Orleans

8/8/2013

Volunteers are encouraged to register for the American Dental Association (ADA) Mission of Mercy (MOM) charity dental clinic scheduled to take place Sunday, Nov. 3, in New Orleans, the site of the ADA’s 2013 Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition.

IU School of Dentistry congratulates Jeffrey Dean on his appointment as IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz’s new chief of staff

7/18/2013

Indiana University School of Dentistry professor and administrator Jeffrey A. Dean has taken his long record of distinguished service to the university a significant step further by accepting an appointment as new chief of staff for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor and IU Executive Vice President Charles R. Bantz.

Do More Providers Mean More Care?

6/26/2013

Is the size of the dentist workforce really a major factor affecting access disparities?  The facts cast serious doubt on that notion.

American Dental Association Statement on Regular Dental Visits

6/20/2013

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends regular dental visits, at intervals determined by a dentist. In light of a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research titled "Patient Stratification for Preventive Care in Dentistry," the ADA wants to remind consumers that the frequency of their regular dental visits should be tailored by their dentists to accommodate for their current oral health status and health history.

2013 Indiana General Assembly Adjourns

5/2/2013

The General Assembly adjourned Saturday, April 27 after passing the state budget. IDA supported SEA 590, the Omnibus Dental Practice Act Bill, is headed to the Governor's office for signature.  

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