Dental Public Health Committee

Charged with improving the oral health of Hoosiers

Previously, the Council on Dental Public Health was charged with being liaison to the State Department of Health, monitoring oral health needs, and promoting oral health. The Council had limited activity in recent years.


The new Dental Public Health Committee has overarching responsibility for improving public health by establishing and monitoring metrics, monitoring access issues, encouraging oral health literacy and supporting charitable care clinics and special events. It will monitor, support and encourage collaboration between various educational and charitable educational efforts that previously worked independently of each other.


The activities of the committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain a comprehensive program of oral health educational service.
  • Serve as liaison to the Indiana Department of Health and other agencies influencing oral health.
  • Assist component societies in the development of oral health policies and programs within their jurisdiction.
  • Monitor the oral health needs of the public and plans to meet such needs.
  • Formulate programs for promoting oral health which will be submitted to the Board for action in conformity with the policies adopted by the House.
  • Encourage and monitor public health studies and evaluate the results of programs designed to improve oral health.


Staff Liaison: Ed Popcheff
Chair: Dr. Tyler Kimmel
Vice Chair:
Meetings per Year: 3 meetings per year
1 meeting at IDA Central Office
2 meetings via web conference
Time per Meeting: 2 hours


Council Members


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