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. Download our application to apply for one or more committees.
Charged with keeping members and the public informed of issues affecting dentistry and oral health. The Communications Committee focuses on the changing strategies for communicating with members, with emphasis on the IDA website and the Journal IDA, as well as communicating important dental related issues to the public.
Dental Practice Committee
Charged with helping dentists and dental practices succeed. The Dental Practice Committee has the overarching responsibility of helping members and their practices be successful.
Dental Public Health Committee
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 monitors, supports and encourages collaboration between various educational and charitable educational efforts.
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.
Governmental Affairs Committee
Charged with making the IDA the state’s most influential voice on oral health public policy issues.
Charged with recruiting members for IDA and ADA positions and developing future association leaders. The Leadership Committee brings leadership and oversight to a number of important groups that previously worked largely independent of each other. It also is responsible for developing a “leadership pipeline” to recruit and retain IDA’s future leaders.
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.
Member Insurance Committee
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.
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 Professional Development Committee has the overarching task of overseeing the professional development of IDA members and their staffs.
Well Being Program
The program assists dentists with substance abuse struggles.
IDA Foundation Board
The IDA Foundation supports charitable efforts that improve dental health and dental education.
IDEA Board (Indiana Dental Enterprises Associates)
The IDA Board explores products and services that assist members while also generating non-dues revenue for the IDA.