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The Indiana Dental Association (IDA) on behalf of the American College of Dentists (ACD) Indiana Section has awarded Dr. Jill M. Burns of Indianapolis, Indiana with the 2015 Ethics Award. This award recognizes an Indiana citizen who exemplifies ethical behavior and is recognized by his or her peers as someone who brings credit to the profession and one who has earned the trust of dentists and the general public.
The Indiana Dental Association (IDA) has awarded Dr. Janet L. Rucker of Crawfordsville, Indiana the 2015 Charles W. Gish Community Dental Health Award. This award recognizes an Indiana citizen who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and involvement leading to significant improvement and/or positive impact in the overall dental health within a given community.
The Indiana Dental Association (IDA) has awarded Dr. Amanda Miller of Franklin, Indiana the 2015 Rising Star Award. This award is to recognize a young dentist who has been practicing for ten years or less and demonstrates outstanding leadership abilities and initiative.
The Indiana Dental Association (IDA) has awarded Dr. Suzanne Germain the 2015 Leadership Award. This award is given to acknowledge outstanding leadership in maintaining organization and continuity within the Indiana Dental Association and dental profession.
The Indiana Dental Association (IDA) has awarded Dr. Diane M. Buyer of Indianapolis, and Dr. Daniel Fridh of La Porte with Lloyd J. Phillips Distinguished Service Awards. This award is presented to dentists who have performed outstanding service to advance the objectives of the profession or service within the community, state or country.
The Indiana Dental Association (IDA) has posthumously awarded Dr. Raymond M. Maddox of Muncie, Indiana the 2015 Maynard K. Hine Award. IDA’s most prestigious award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the dental or health profession on a national or international basis.
The Senate Armed Services Committee passed a bill that would reduce the ranks of military dental officers, endangering the continuation of quality service and harming dental officer recruitment and retention efforts.
Dr. Ruth Lipman has accepted the role of Director, Scientific Information for The American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Lipman will manage the development, review and publication of objective scientific information.
In 2014, the Indiana General Assembly approved legislation that allows, under certain circumstances, dental hygienists to practice under "prescriptive supervision." The 2015 legislation clarified aspects of the 2014 bill.
The ADA commended the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for announcing the final recommendation for the optimal level of fluoride in community water systems. The recommended ratio of fluoride to water, newly calibrated at 0.7 parts per million, results from years of scientifically rigorous analysis of the amount of fluoride people receive from all sources.