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ADA Visa from U.S. Bank gets new look, enhanced benefits

ADA Business Resources announced that the ADA Preferred Rewards Visa Signature Card from U.S. Bank now boasts a new look and enhanced benefits and perks for cardholders. New applicants can earn 20,000 bonus points after they spend $5,000 on eligible purchases (net of credits/returns) in the first 90 days, according to ADA Business Resources. In […]

IDPAC Sponsors IU Homecoming Tail Gate Party

IDPAC invites all IDA members, family and friends to its second annual IU Football Tail Gate Party. This year’s party will be held in celebration of the IU Homecoming game versus the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The party begins at 10:00 a.m. Kick off is at 12:00 noon.  The Tail Gate Party […]

Study Committee on Public Health to Meet August 23

The Indiana Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health, and Human Services will hold its first meeting August 23, 2017, at 1:00 pm in Room 431 of the Statehouse. All invited to attend or view the meeting live online. State Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem David Long […]

Dr. Jay Asdell Selected for Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force

Dr. Jay Asdell, IDA Immediate Past President, has been selected to serve on the Attorney General’s Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, whose mission is to significantly reduce the abuse of controlled prescription drugs and to decrease the number of deaths associated with these drugs in Indiana. The Task Force was created in September 2012 and […]

Dental Emergency Medical Kits: IDA Endorses HealthFirst

Indiana Dental Association (IDA) has announced HealthFirst as its exclusive endorsed provider of dental emergency medical kits for IDA members. An emergency medical kit containing up-to-date medications is a key element of patient safety and emergency preparedness in dental offices. With this endorsement, IDA members may take advantage of special discounts on HealthFirst emergency medical […]

Dr. Nowakowski Elected Indiana Board of Dentistry President

Dr. Richard Nowakowski was elected to serve as the President of the Indiana State Board of Dentistry for 2017-2018. The Board elects a new president at each June meeting. Dr. Nowakowski is also leading a workgroup that is reviewing IAC 828, the administrative rules that govern testing, licensure , discipline of dentists and hygienists as […]

New Indiana Law Limits Opioid Prescriptions

Indiana Senate Enrolled Act 226, which limits the amount of an opioid prescription a prescriber may issue under certain circumstances, became effective July 1, 2017. According to the law, opioid prescriptions written by dentists and other prescribers are limited as follows: If the prescription is for an adult who is being prescribed an opioid for […]

Dr. Gregory Phillips Named IDA President

Life-long learner periodontist to lead dental association   The Indiana Dental Association has elected Dr. Gregory Phillips as its new president for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Dr. Phillips has been a member of IDA since 1984. Dr. Phillips is a periodontist who has practiced in Columbus, IN for the past 25 years. He received his […]

IDA Dentist Runs For Congress in 9th District

IDA member Tod Curtis has announced his campaign for Congress in the Ninth Congressional District, challenging incumbent Trey Hollingsworth.   Curtis is an orthodontist practicing in Bedford, Indiana. He is a 1997 graduate of IUSD. He received his specialty degree in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1999. […]

IDA Bestows Honorary Memberships

According to the Bylaws of the Indiana Dental Association, an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the art and science of dentistry can be named an Honorary Member of IDA. This year, the Association has bestowed Honorary Memberships on two exceptional Hoosiers.   Senator Patricia Miller Indiana Senator Patricia Miller has […]