​IDA INSURANCE TRUST

In July 23, 2013 an insurance trust agreement was created to establish and maintain insurance coverage for IDA members. This venture was created due to the high cost of insurance coverage and to offer feasible coverage to our IDA members.

If you have questions about getting an insurance quote, please contact Ashley Hudgins (800)562-5646.

INDEPENDENT DENTAL SOLUTIONS/MIDWAY DENTAL

Bryan Hendrickx, CEO and Mechanical engineer from Wisconsin partnered with Midway Dental to offer bulk buying of dental supplies and offer a significant discount to our members for enrolling in this program. Only IDA members are eligible to participate. By enrolling members, the IDA will receive a 2% revenue stream. Both the IDA and North Central Dental Society have taken the position of endorsing this program. This company does offer limited equipment service.

THE DENTIST SUPPLY COMPANY (TDSC)

California Dental Association created a company to bulk buy. They wanted to create a member benefit for their CDA members but decided to expand their company to other States. They are currently in 27 other States. This company does not offer equipment service. Research has shown that distributors sell same products at different pricing based on location.

TREASURER REPORT

Dr. Tom Blake is our IDA treasurer. He reported a deficit of $100,000 attributed to 2% salary increases to employees. Employee health insurance increase of 3.5%. The last raise given to IDA employees was 5 years ago. The House of Delegates approved a $50 increase to IDA dues.

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT CHANGES

As of July 1, 2019, a 2-hour CE on OPIOID addiction and best practices is required to renew your license deadline is March.

Inspect report review will be a requirement for prescribing narcotics to any patient starting January 1, 2021.

ADA FILES COMPLAINT WITH FTC, FDA AGAINST SMILEDIRECT

Our president Jeffrey Cole states the “ADA took these actions out of concern for patient safety and to enable consumers to take action”. Please read the ADA News for the entire article.

IDA COMMITTEES AND SUBCOMMITTEES

Excellence in Professional Development Committee

Academy Subcommittee

Annual Session Subcommittee

Dental Practice Committee

Dental Education Subcommittee

Dental Benefits Subcommittee

Peer Review Subcommittee

Well Being Subcommittee

Dental Public Health Committee

Indiana MOM Subcommittee

Drinks Destroy Teeth

Infant Oral Health Subcommittee

Medicaid Subcommittee

Communications Committee

Website Subcommittee

Editorial Subcommittee

Governmental Affairs Committee

Public Affairs Subcommittee

Issues Subcommittee

Access/Workforce Subcommittee

Membership Committee

New Dentist Subcommittee

Leadership Committee

AIR Subcommittee

Nominating Subcommittee

Awards Subcommittee

Strategic Planning Committee

Finance Committee

Member Insurance Committee

Respectfully submitted,

Lorraine Celis, DDS

NCDS Trustee

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