News Topic: IDA-News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.