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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

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.

Medical and Dental Claims Processing Inappropriately


HP has identified an issue with the claims processing system. This issue affects claims processed December 24, 25, 26, and 29, 2014. Claims may have been inappropriately paid or denied with one of the following explanation of benefit (EOB) codes.

ADA Team Defines Oral Health


What is oral health? It's a short question that needs a comprehensive yet clear and simple answer.

IHCP Provides Clarification to Dentists


The Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) is not making any changes to the way dental services under the fee-for-service (FFS) or Hoosier Healthwise programs are delivered or reimbursed.

Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop Scheduled


The American Dental Association Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry (EBD) is collaborating with the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry to offer a one-week intensive course on evidence-based dentistry.

Congress Takes Action on Extending 179 Provision


ADA urges its members to contact their Senators regarding extending 179 provision.

Quick Survey Seeks to Improve Access to Dental Care


IDA and IU Department of Health Workforce Studies is collecting data aimed at improving access to dental care; urging all members to participate in the valuable survey:

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