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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.


IDA purchases new building for Central Office

10/18/2012

After a year-long evaluation and search, the IDA has found a new home for its Central Office. In early November, the office will relocate to Indianapolis' south side. Details are being finalized on the purchase of the two-story, 15,000 square foot building.

Monthly dues payment program returns for 2013

10/17/2012

In 2012, the ADA, IDA and local dental societies started a Monthly Dues Program that allows members the convenience of paying annual dues for the current year in monthly installments. Should members enroll in this optional program, the IDA will deduct dues payments from your bank account each month.

Opinion: What's Your Legacy?

9/26/2012

Apart from dentistry, your legacy may lie in your personal, religious or community life. Some have given generously as a member of the Lion’s Club or other civic organization, while others have made their legacy secure through service on the school board or through their church.

Diversity program participants attend first session

9/26/2012

The IDA’s inaugural group of AIR (Acceptance, Inclusion, Respect) participants recently began their two-year leadership development track. AIR accepts promising leaders who are members of racial, ethnic, gender and/or sexual orientation groups traditionally underrepresented in IDA leadership.

Chatter: Meet IUSD Student Ryan Smith

9/26/2012

The Indiana Dental Association randomly selects a member to interview about a variety of questions, ranging from practice advice to favorite hobbies. For the October issue of the Indiana Dentist newsletter we chatted with Ryan Smith, a third-year dental student.

School of dentistry calls for IDA members interested in Kenya trip

9/13/2012

A recent article in the ADA News focused attention on I.U. School of Dentistry’s academic partnership with Moi University School of Dentistry. This program is part of a 20+ years partnership between I.U. School of Medicine and Moi University in Eldoret, which is located in Western Kenya.

Jane Pauley dental clinic opens in Indianapolis

8/15/2012

Noted American broadcast journalist Jane Pauley joined students from the IU School of Dentistry and Metropolitan School District of Warren Township in the cutting of a cluster of ribbons to celebrate a new dental clinic for underserved patients on Indianapolis’ Eastside, where Pauley grew up.

Drinks Destroy Teeth calls for volunteers, donors

8/13/2012

The Indiana Dental Association's award-winning Drinks Destroy Teeth program is seeking additional member support. In addition to member input and volunteer time, the program's chair, Dr. Diane Buyer, is calling on IDA members for financial support to achieve the programs 2012-2013 goals.

Chatter: An Interview with Dr. Virginia Crose

8/13/2012

The IDA's Indiana Dentist newsletter randomly selects a member to interview about a variety of questions, ranging from practice advice to favorite hobbies. For the August issue we chatted with Dr. Virginia Crose, a retired IDA member from Zionsville, who helped pioneer Indiana dentistry for women.

State, national fluoridation debate returns

8/13/2012

Some communities in Northern Indiana have suspended fluoridation. North Liberty and Walkerton in St. Joseph County, and Argos in Marshall County, have all discontinued fluoridation due to cost. The American Dental Association reports similar occurences across the country due to local economic concerns.

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