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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.


FAQ: Which dental services are tax-exempt?

3/22/2012

Professional services, including dentistry services, are currently exempt from Indiana sales tax. The sales of dental prosthetic devices are also specifically exempted from sales tax.

IDA dentist faces primary contender for House seat

3/22/2012

Dr. Denny Zent, an IDA member running to be the Indiana House District 51 Republican candidate, has some company in his bid. He will face Mr. Aaron Claudy, from Salem Center, Ind. Mr. Claudy, who lives in Kendallville, filed last-minute for the race.

Continuing education audits coming soon

3/22/2012

It was a fairly smooth renewal process overall for the Indiana State Board of Dentistry, as well as the 3,990 dental and 4,828 dental hygiene relicensure submissions. Now comes the all-new part of the renewal process, license audits.

Member receives prestigious ‘Torchbearer’ award

3/22/2012

The Indiana Commission for Women recently recognized Dr. Diane Buyer, an IDA member practicing in Nora, Ind., with its annual Torchbearer Award. Dr. Buyer currently serves as the chairman of the IDA’s Drinks Destroy Teeth campaign, as well as chairman of the Indiana Oral Health Coalition. 

IDA Foundation supports student exchange program

3/22/2012

The IDA Foundation for Dental Health will continue a partnership with Moi University School of Dentistry for the fall 2012 academic year. Members will pledge $8,000 toward bringing Kenyan students from Moi University to the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

New IDA mobile website launched

3/1/2012

As part of the IDA’s ongoing efforts to enhance communication with members and the general public, a new mobile version of the IDA website is now available online.

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.

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.

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