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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”