North Central Dental Society – Trustee report
The IDA had a Board of Trustees meeting on January 22, 2022, at the Indiana Dental Association main office.
I. Introduction of AIR candidates which is a Leadership Development Program fully sponsored by the IDA.
a. Application is available to all IDA members thru the Indental.org website.
II. Committee Chair Reports
Government Affairs Report – Steve Holm
a. Dental Day at the Capital – January 24, 2022
It was stressed how important it is that all members take the time away from their offices to meet with Indiana Legislators to inform them about the issues we face. To request support to help the profession of dentistry level the playing field between insurance companies and dentists.
Dental Students were not able to attend due to COVID regulations on campus
b. Senate Bill 136 in summary the Bill strives to address issues like pursuing non-covered services protections and providing much needed transparency in network leasing.
c. There are Legislative efforts to pursue a Dental Recruitment Bill this session but have been put on hold pending further investigation into the status of the Dental Compliance Fund.
d. Governmental Affairs Committee encourages all components to organize Legislative Forums in their areas of practice.
e. Fundraiser for Rep. Denny Zent was held at the IDA on January 24, 2022.
Leadership Committee Report
Dr. Jill Burns updated the Board on the creation of the ADA Delegation Task Force, chaired by Dr. Greg Phillips.
Task Force plans to submit its recommendations and resolutions regarding ADA Delegate election process at the April Board meeting. The leadership committee goal for 2022 was to streamline the committee application process. She reports the biggest challenge is recruitment.
Membership Committee Report
a. 2021 was a year of changes for membership in organized dentistry. Many members who once received a discount are no longer getting one (active life and some new members). The year was also expected to be a “rebound” from COVID, but many dentists faced numerous COVID related challenges in 2021, much like 2020.
b. Membership numbers End of 2021
3092 members 80%
2399 active 75 %
154 non-renews (down from 444 as of 1/31/21)
1. “Mentor Me” initiative pairing with D3’s with HOD dentists
We will have a kick-off party at MDA
New Dentist Outreach Initiative –funds given to components to host events
Mixology Class –coming in Spring 2022
Events being planned with IUSD
Communication Committee Report
Dr. Matt Kolkman reported that the main goal of the Communications Committee is to increase engagement year over year and continue to increase non-dues revenue. Accomplishments included the transition to the new logo, the continuation of the Presidential Pearls podcast, and the Ethics/Opiods CE publication. He noted the increase online classified ad revenue from 2020 to 2021. The goals for 2022 include finding new ways to connect with membership, including the implementation of a texting service and a revamp of website. Dr. Kolkman asked for the Board’s assistance in providing members for website task force to revamp the site and edit existing and new content. He also noted that there are two vacant positions on the Committee.
Peer Review Program Report
Cases open in Indiana 2021
Letters Acknowledgment 2013
Cases Opened 69
Cases open in Indiana 2020
Letters Acknowledgment 177
Cases Opened 39
Cases open in Indiana 2019 166
Cases Opened 70
When the IDA office receives a patient complaint, a letter of acknowledgement is sent. This letter explains the peer review process and includes forms that must be completed to open a case. When the forms are returned, the case is assigned to the appropriate local peer review committee to begin the peer review process as set forth in our peer review process.
Workshop training is held once a year and peer review members are expected to attend at least every other year.
Finance Committee Report
Dr. Nia Bigby reported that the goals for 2021 were a successful audit and balanced budget, both of which were accomplished. The same goals are set for 2022. The Board will review the 2021 audit and 2023 budget draft at the April 9th meeting.
Professional Development Committee Report
Chair Becky De La Rosa
Goals for 2021 created around Strategic Plan specially targeting membership. Continue to expand web-based CE and expand member benefits that have direct cost benefit.
a. hosted 50 free webinars with 1,594 participants for the monthly E-learning series
b. produced 34 online OnDemand webinars with 341 participants generating $14,880 in non-dues revenue
c. hosted 6 live CE seminars with 1,038 participants generating $143,687.50 in non-dues revenue and $12,800 total in sponsorship dollars/non-dues revenue
d. hosted 14 Live CE seminars with 345 participants generating $15,890 in non-dues revenue
e. OSHA/BLS has hosted 64 live CE session with 1,573 participants generating $132,061.50 in non-due revenue
f. Midwest Dental Assembly hosted 61 live CE sessions with 2,117 attendees and generating $390,691 total in non-due revenue and offering $133,277.01 in free member events
g. Completed 4th Annual CE Catalog with perforated 2022 CE schedule postcard for quick reference and added QR codes. We rebuilt and combined four years of E-Learning Series recordings into one system and used various categories to assist members with their 30+ webinar selections
To kickstart our 2022 goals, we created the IDA Current Issues Webinar Series featuring bi-annual live, two hour webinars addressing hot topics our members face in managing their practices. Our March 3rd session is on “Addressing Today’s Workforce in Dentistry” from 6-8pm featuring panelists Dr. Rebecca De La Rosa, Tom Bodin, Chris Cuadros and Blake Ring. Finally, we’ve incorporated various CE topics targeting emerging groups into our 2022 CE lineup with Center for Excellence, Midwest Dental Assembly, E-Learning, new OnDemand system and the new IDA Current Issues program.
The Midwest Dental Assembly will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Fort Wayne May 20-22, 2022.
May 12-14, 2023, Marriott Downtown Indianapolis
May 17-19, 2024, French Lick Resort in French Lick, IN
May 16-18, 2025, French Lick Resort in French Lick, IN
October 8-11, 2026, ADA Smile Con, Indianapolis, IN
Dental Practice Committee Report
Dr. Jeff Stolarz stated the Committee goals for 2021 were to safely resume in person student activities, which was achieved with a Welcome to the Profession reception in September 2021. Goals for 2022 include revising the Dental Prescription Reference Guide, to be published both electronically and physically by the end of 2022. In conjunction with the Dental Education Subcommittee, a Dental Education Summit is scheduled for March 5, 2022. Lastly, the group is working with the Workforce Task Force on a possible best practices manual for workforce retention. He said that the Board could support the Committee by promoting and participating in various events planned and conducted by the Committee.
Dean Carol Anne Murdock-Kinch reported that staffing shortages and workforce challenges have been felt at the school. She currently has 9 faculty positions open in various departments.
IUSD’s recent CODA site visit went well, though there is a small number of recommendations from CODA to follow up on. The full report is expected within a few weeks.
Mr. Dan Godfrey reported that due to COVID restrictions, 2021 was a slow year for the IUSD ASDA chapter, as virtual programming was challenging among virtual classes. He was optimistic for 2022 and invited private practice owners interested in hosting lunch and learns to reach out to him directly as they start planning Spring events.
He is hopeful student representation at the MDA will be about 20-30 students.
ADA Council on Communications Report
Dr. Rebecca De La Rosa, chair of the ADA Council on Communications, provided a report. She noted the four workgroups currently addressing different communications needs facing the ADA: Integrated Marketing, Strategic Communications, Leadership Connections/Spokesperson and Communication Effectiveness. Currently within the Council, they are focusing on inter-council communication by inviting all ADA Council leaders to participate in the communication effectiveness workgroups mentioned.
Workforce Task Force
Dr. Hollar updated the group on the Workforce Task Force, chaired by Dr. Steve Ellinwood. He noted it had been difficult to make progress and task force had encountered many challengers. However, he was hopeful that the best practices manual being developed by the Dental Practice Committee would provide a helpful tool to assist with staff retention.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force
Dr. Hollar also updates the group on the activities of the DEI Task Force, chaired by Dr. Tom Blake. The group is working in conjunction with a similar IUSD task force. Dr. Hollar reported that Dr. Blake would be providing a report on the Task Force’s objectives and goals at the April meeting.
Report on changes to the ISBD
Dr. Matt Kolkman has been appointed to the State Board
Dr. Ed Smmons will be replacing Dr. Mara Catey-Williams
Twyla Rader, RDH new appointee
Tammera Gluckman new appointee to vacant consumer member position
FUTURE BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETING DATES
April 9, 2022 Courtyard Marriot, Ft. Wayne
May 21-22 2022 Grand Wayne Convention Center
July 29-30, 2022 Leadership Retreat
September 24, 2022 IDA Central Office