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IDA Wraps Up Annual Session

IDA Wraps Up Annual Session
Dr Jay Asdell’s Presidential Suite drew quite a crowd!

“When you throw a party, people take notice—GREAT JOB on the annual session!!”


“I was impressed with the CE options this year and enjoyed the meeting immensely.”


“Marvelous job with the conference. Loved the new App, the hotel, my room, my lecture hall, the trade show.”


“This was one of the most enjoyable annual sessions I can remember. Seriously, it was a great meeting.”


These are just a few of the comments we received from the 1,364 attendees of the 159th IDA Annual Session. The IDA Annual Session and IUSD Alumni Dental Conference was held June 7-10, 2017, at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana.

Dr. David Wolf invites the House of Delgeates to the IDPAC Luau

Over the course of the event, 19 dental providers and industry professionals delivered 47.5 hours of continuing education. The Exhibit Hall featured more than 60 vendors and exhibitors dedicated to providing dental teams with the best products and services. Back by popular demand, the Money Grab Booth was once again a big hit. And the IDA Member Center, located in the Exhibit Hall, provided an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow association members as well as IDA officers and staff.

Association business was conducted during two sessions of the House of Delegates, two reference committee hearings, component caucus meetings, several council and committee meetings, and the IDA Board of Trustees meeting.

The event wasn’t all business, however. Attendees were treated to the music of two live bands, including drinks and dancing. And, as an even more amazing treat, outgoing IDA President Dr. Jay Asdell joined the Flying Toasters on stage behind the drums.  If you didn’t get to see it live, check out the video at the IDA Facebook page.

In addition to the live music, festivities included Dr. Asdell’s hospitality suite, the Specialty Awards Ceremony, IDPAC’s Wine Pull and Silent Auction/Luau Reception, several golf outings, afternoon tea, private luncheons, and more.


Save the Date – May 16-19, 2018

The 160th Annual Session and IUSD Alumni Dental Conference will again take place at the French Lick Resort, named America’s Best Historic Resort by Historic Hotels of America. The event is scheduled for May 16-19, 2018.

As in prior years, the one-fee registration system will allow unlimited access to continuing education from top speakers, 65 exhibitors, free special events, House of Delegates business, and IUSD Alumni Dental Conference events.

While registration for CE courses and specific events will open in October, 2017, you can make your hotel reservations now. Hotel rooms will sell out quickly! Reserve rooms at French Lick Springs Hotel ($144) or West Baden Springs Hotel ($194) by calling 888.936.9360 and using the discount code 0518IDA. Discounted rates are valid through April 25, 2018.