IDA UPDATE
Indiana Dental Association | January 2020
IDA Advocacy Update
The 2020 Indiana General Assembly is already into its second week. IDA has been in attendance monitoring committee discussions, organizing staff and dentist testimony at hearings, and sending frequent communications to members about bills related to the Definition of Dentistry, Prescriptive Supervision, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Tobacco purchasing ages and more. Click the links below to get involved.
Register Now for Dental Day at the Capitol
Please join us for the 2020 Dental Day at the Capitol on Monday, February 17. This day of advocacy will include workshops, advocacy tips and individual meetings with state legislators. Members of the Indiana Legislature are making decisions that affect your patients, your practice, and your profession, so don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard.
Contact Dentists Needed for Reps. Heine and Jordon
IDA is seeking members who are willing to serve as Contact Dentists for Reps. Dave Heine (District 85, east of Fort Wayne) and Jack Jordon (District 17, Marshall County and much of Fulton County). If you know either legislator or are willing to serve as their IDA contact, click the button below.
Earn Points Though U.S. Bank Visa Card

The Preferred Rewards Visa® Card is the only card exclusively for ADA Members! Issued through ADA partner U.S. Bank, the card gives you the following benefits:

  • Earn 20,000 Bonus Points after you spend $5,000 on the card in 90 days
  • Only 25,000 points equals up to a $450 ticket
  • Points add up fast – earn 5 points per eligible net $1 spent on all eligible ADA purchases and one point per $1 spent on eligible net purchases everywhere else Visa® cards are accepted
  • Earn an additional 20,000 Bonus Points after $125,000 annual net spend
  • No travel blackout dates on more than 150 airlines
  • Visa® Signature Travel Benefits including Travel Accident Insurance and Auto Rental Insurance
 
For details, contact U.S. Bank at 888-327-2265 or visit the ADA’s website .
Dental Benefits Credentialing
Many dental practices are part of networks and other third party payers. These companies require an extensive credentialing process followed by re-credentialing every two or three years. The ADA credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView®, is making it easier to submit and maintain your credentials in one central place. Your information will be accessible to you, and the participating organizations you choose.Click the button below for more information and to enroll under Featured Articles.
Volunteer Opportunity for Dentists
Remote Area Medical (RAM) is holding its first Indiana clinic in Aurora on Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, and is seeking volunteer dentists. The event will be held at Aurora Elementary School in Aurora.
Get ADAPT Free for Two Months
Whether or not you have heard of the ADA's new service, ADA Practice Transitions, now is the time to check it out if you are looking to make a change in your career.

Create AND submit your profile by this Friday, January 17, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, and you will have complete access to the service, including an assigned ADA advisor, free of charge for two months.
REMINDER
The IDA Central Office will be closed on Monday, January 20,
in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
We will re-open at 8 a.m. EST on Tuesday, January 21.