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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.


Oppose efforts to reduce ranks for military dental officers

6/8/2015

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.

The American Dental Association Welcomes Ruth Lipman, Ph.D., as Director, Scientific Information

5/28/2015

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.

ADA Applauds Final Announcement on Optimal Fluoride Level in Drinking Water

4/27/2015

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.

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

2/13/2015

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

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

2/6/2015

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.

Update: HIP 2.0 - 01/31/2015

1/31/2015

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.

Pre-Dental Antibiotic Not Recommended with Prosthetic Joints

1/15/2015

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

1/14/2015

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.

ADA Team Defines Oral Health

1/6/2015

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

Advanced Evidence-Based Dentistry Workshop Scheduled

12/5/2014

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.

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