The IDA serves its members with the help of various committees and subcommittees whose members provide input, guidance and practical assistance on the day to day operations of the IDA. Below are summaries of each committee and subcommittee, with links for more information.
Excellence in Professional Development Committee
Charged with enhancing the professional development of IDA members and their dental teams through continuing education, networking opportunities and conducting IDA related event programming. The Excellence in Professional Development Committee has the overarching task of overseeing the professional development of IDA members and their staffs.
Charged with helping dentists and dental practices succeed. The Dental Practice Committee has the overarching responsibility of helping members and their practices be successful. The Committee will be assisted by four subcommittees, described below.
Charged with improving the oral health of Hoosiers, the 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.
Charged with keeping members and the public informed of issues affecting dentistry and oral health. The Council on Communications focuses on the changing strategies for communicating with members, with emphasis on the IDA website and the Journal IDA. The Committee will continue this focus, with the added charge of communicating important dental related issues to the public.
Charged with making the IDA the state’s most influential voice on oral health public policy issues. The Committee will continue its current focus, with increased emphasis on establishing an organizational structure that maximizes IDA’s advocacy effectiveness.
Charged with recruiting and retaining members. the Membership Committee is responsible for evaluating and implementing various membership programs. It assesses membership value to dentists and oversees marketing efforts to recruit new, and retain existing, IDA members.
Charged with recruiting members for IDA and ADA positions and developing future association leaders. The Leadership Committee will bring leadership and oversight to a number of important groups that previously worked largely independent of each other. It will also be responsible for developing a “leadership pipeline” to recruit and retain IDA’s future leaders.
Charged with developing, implementing and monitoring IDA’s strategic objectives
Charged with oversight of IDA’s financial resources. The Finance Committee develops and proposes the Annual Budget to the Board, monitors monthly financial reports from the IDA’s CPA, and meets quarterly with the IDA’s investment advisor to monitor Reserve Fund and Relief Fund investments, and meets annually to review the outside auditor’s audit report.
Charged with choosing and monitoring the insurance programs that benefit IDA members. The Insurance Committee reviews, monitors, and when necessary recommends changes regarding IDA’s endorsed member insurance programs and services.