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.
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
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
Governmental Affairs Committee
Public Affairs Subcommittee
New Dentist Subcommittee
Strategic Planning Committee
Member Insurance Committee
Lorraine Celis, DDS