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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.


Allcare Dental files Chapter 7 bankruptcy

11/29/2011

Allcare Dental Management, Inc., and 14 related companies have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York in Buffalo, New York. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is a liquidation. The Allcare companies previously operated dental clinics at multiple locations in 13 states, including Indiana.

Federal court throws out adult Medicaid cap

11/15/2011

An Indiana federal judge has ruled on a class action lawsuit that the state must fully cover dental services that are medically necessary for Medicaid participants. The decision affirms the Indiana Dental Association’s position that a $1,000 cap on Medicaid is a hindrance to Medicaid patients seeking dental care. 

Dental school faculty receive IDA awards

10/19/2011

The Indiana Dental Association presented awards to Drs. Jack Windsor and Laura Romito at the Indiana University School of Dentistry Teaching Conference at McCormick's Creek State Park on Monday, October 17. Dr. Windsor received the IDA Outstanding Faculty Award, and Dr. Romito received the IDA Outstanding Teacher Award.

IDA launches online tools for councils, committees

10/17/2011

As part of the IDA’s rollout of its new website, collaborative online tools are now available to councils, committees, the Board of Trustees, and the House of Delegates. Managed by IDA staff, the online pages will serve to improve effectiveness in planning meetings, provide a platform for posting minutes and meeting files, and enable interaction about topics in online forums.

Dental school dedicates IDA Preclinical Laboratory

9/26/2011

The Indiana University School of Dentistry recently welcomed hundreds of Indiana Dental Association members and alumni to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new IDA Preclinical Laboratory.The IDA lab salutes Indiana’s dental practitioners, whose steadfast support of the project helped make the renovations possible.

Drinks Destroy Teeth wins Golden Apple Award

9/14/2011

The American Dental Association (ADA) awarded Drinks Destroy Teeth, an oral health outreach program for Indiana children, with its prestigious 2011 Golden Apple Award. The program is a special initiative of the Indiana Dental Association to educate young people about the harmful effects of sugary and acidic drinks.

Dedication of IUSD lab set for Sept. 17

9/6/2011

Advanced technology in the Indiana University School of Dentistry’s new lab, dedicated to the IDA, blurs the line between preclinical and clinical courses to allow dental students to get a realistic feel for patient care.

IDA welcomes IU School of Dentistry class of 2015

8/9/2011

On July 7 and 8, 2011, the Indiana Dental Association welcomed Indiana University School of Dentistry’s newest class to organized dentistry. Held annually, the Association’s orientation for IUSD students introduces new students to the benefits of IDA membership, IDA programs and publications, and IDA personnel.

Foundation sends aid to Joplin, sponsors students

8/9/2011

The Indiana Foundation for Dental Health recently reached out to dentists in Joplin, Mo., who lost their practices after tornados struck earlier this spring, and also helped bring two Kenyan dental students to the Indiana University School of Dentistry.

 

Healthy Indiana Plan sought for exchange solutions

8/9/2011

IDA members are asking, “How does the Patient Affordable Care Act (PACA) affect my patients and my practice?" The Indiana Health Finance Commission is monitoring the Indiana Department of Insurance and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration in the implementation of PACA.

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