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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.


Member Checklist: Renew Your License

1/30/2012

Even-numbered years means it is time for license renewal for every dentist and hygienist in the state of Indiana. The process is straightforward, but it is important for dental professionals to know what is expected ahead of time.

IDA members prefer print, survey concludes

1/30/2012

The majority of Indiana Dental Association members prefer print over digital communications, results from a recent survey conducted by the IDA Council on Communications show.

ADA addresses fraudulent dues billing

1/30/2012

On Jan. 3, 2012, the American Dental Association was alerted that many dentists across the country had received a fraudulent membership renewal communication via fax to their dental offices.

Past President Dr. Lloyd J. Phillips dies at 89

1/18/2012

Dr. Lloyd J. Phillips, a past IDA president from 1979 to 1980, died Jan. 15 in Indianapolis. He was 89. In the IDA, he was a past president (1979-80) and a past secretary. He also served on several committees and councils. 

Senate hearing set for Fair Dental Care Act

1/17/2012

The Indiana Senate Health and Provider Services Committee will hear testimony regarding the Fair Dental Care Act (Senate Bill 303) on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, at 9 a.m. EST. Members and patients will testify on behalf of the IDA at the hearing, which coincides with IDA Dental Day at the Capitol.

Update: Fraudulent ADA dues billing reported

1/9/2012

If you recently received a membership renewal communication by fax, take a closer look. A number of member and nonmember dentists have contacted the IDA regarding the faxes, which have now been confirmed as fraudulent.

Dr. Michael Rader: Thoughts on Mentoring

12/15/2011

Have we lost the collegiality that marked dentistry as a welcoming and nurturing profession? The future of any profession rests in the next generation. Invest in the future of dentistry by inviting the new dentist in town to lunch and offer your support.

Fundraisers held for House candidate

12/14/2011

“If it weren’t for the dentists in Indiana who have helped support my campaign, I would be in a far less promising position,” said Dr. Zent. “There are many colleagues who have expressed serious interest in having a fellow dentist in the legislature. I believe this would be a huge win for the Indiana Dental Association and dentistry.”

Sen. Dan Coats addresses IDA concerns

12/12/2011

The Indiana Dentist recently had the opportunity to ask U.S. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) six key advocacy questions currently on the minds of IDA members. In the interview Sen. Coats outlined how current state and national legislation impacts the dental profession.

Licensure renewal deadlines set for March 1

12/9/2011

The Indiana State Board of Dentistry requires Indiana-licensed dentists and hygienists to renew their licenses biannually. Indiana study clubs must also renew their standing with the Board of Dentistry during the 2012 licensure renewal cycle.

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