IDA Update

Dr. O'Loughlin Leads IDA Leadership Retreat

IDA's officers, board, committee chairs and staff gathered in Bloomington on the IU campus on July 26-27 for a Leadership Retreat that focused on refining IDA’s Strategic Plan and developing charters to help guide committees and subcommittees. 

IDA President Dr. Steve Ellinwood welcomed participants by encouraging them to focus on 'impact vs. activity.' “It is easy to mistake activity for productivity,” he said. “We want to be busy, but busy working on the issues that are most important to our members.” 

ADA’s Executive Director Dr. Kathy O’Loughlin (pictured at bottom left) facilitated the event. She praised IDA for its 77.7 percent market share, which is #11 in the country overall, and #1 among the 12 states in the 2,500-5,000 market size. She further commended the group for striving for continued improvement with its innovative new committee and subcommittee structure.

“Many organizations make the mistake of becoming complacent when things are going well,” said O’Loughlin. “You’re wise to continue to look for ways improve and innovate. That’s how you remain relevant to your members.”

New Group Buying Program Reduces Members' Supply Costs

A new multi-state group buying programs allows IDA members to lower the cost of their most frequently used dental supplies. IDA launched the program in July. In its first six weeks, 53 dentists enrolled and purchased $30,000 through the online marketplace known as The Dentist Supply Company, or TDSC.

Members receive an average 20 percent savings compared to MSRP when purchasing supplies through TDSC.

Information about this new program, available exclusively to IDA members, may be found at
Welcome Future Dentists to the Profession

IDA is hosting its annual Welcome to the Profession reception for incoming IUSD students. IDA member dentists and guests may attend for $30 each.

The event will be held at Punch Bowl Social, 120 South Meridian Street, Suite 226 on Friday, September 20, from 6–9 p.m.

Click here to register.
Can Your Colleagues Find You?

Make sure that your contact information is up to date on your IDA member profile. Member profiles are visible to fellow members only and can include your email, phone, home and office addresses and even photo and social media profiles.

To edit your page, log in to our website and click the link for Edit Your ADA/IDA Profile.

Legislators Change: Do You Know Yours?

We have a new Indiana State Representative in District 31. Annie Vermillion of Marion replaced the retiring Kevin Mahan, and Dr Chad Leighty has stepped up to become Rep Vermillion’s contact dentist.

Do you know your state legislator, and would you like to amplify your voice in Washington and Indianapolis? Email IDA Director of Governmental Affairs Ed Popcheff to help us educate and elect policymakers who are supportive of dentistry.

Exclusive to Members–Bank of America Special Interest Rate

NEW! Bank of America is offering a special Fixed Interest Rate for members only. Click here or on the image at right to view more details.