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Children Using Too Much Toothpaste

A government survey suggests some children are using more toothpaste than the recommended amount when brushing their teeth. Health officials recommend brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste, and “children under 3 are only supposed to use a smear of toothpaste the size of a grain of rice,” while “kids 3 to 6 are supposed to keep […]

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! IDA is committed to improving oral health in the state of Indiana, especially our children. Visit the Public Resources section of our website to find IDA materials and information for improving the dental health of Indiana’s children.

Get Ready for IndianaMoM 2019

IndianaMoM 2019 will be here before you know it! This two-day free dental clinic is scheduled for May 17 and 18 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. IndianaMoM needs the help of volunteers, donations and sponsorships to make this a reality for Hoosiers in need. Visit www.indianamom.org to volunteer or donate […]

ADA Issues Statement Regarding Dental Floss Study

The American Dental Association’s Science Institute has issued a statement regarding a Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology study that questions the safety of certain types of dental floss. The ADA points out that the conclusions, which garnered widespread media coverage, were presented from a single study involving a small number of subjects. Click […]

Dentistry Among “30 Best Jobs for the Future”

Kiplinger includes dentist among its list of “30 of the best jobs for the future.” To create the list, Kiplinger created its list by looking at fields with high earnings and growth potential. In a slideshow on its website, Kiplinger discusses each profession on the list, noting for dentist that an increasing number of Americans […]

An Urgent Reminder: Register for INSPECT by January 1, 2019

Dentists who hold a Controlled Substance Registration (CSR) must register with INSPECT, Indiana’s tool to address the problem of prescription drug abuse and diversion, by January 1, 2019. Click here to create an INSPECT account before January 1, 2019. There is no cost to register. Why do I have to register? Passed during the 2018 legislative […]

Renew Your Membership Today!

  Don’t miss the opportunity to renew your IDA membership. In just three easy steps you can get a great professional start to 2019 and access all the benefits that IDA offers to its member dentists. Click here to visit our membership renewal page.