IDA UPDATE
Indiana Dental Association | September 2020
Quarterly Board of Trustees Meeting This Saturday
IDA's quarterly Board of Trustees meeting is this Saturday at 8 a.m. EST. The meeting will once again be virtual.

If you wish to attend, email Janelle Kramer to request more information and a meeting link.
IDA Welcomes Shane Springer
Earlier this month, IDA welcomed Shane Springer as the new Director of Government Affairs. Shane previously served as Director of Government and Legislative Affairs for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and he also worked in several legislative
capacities, including positions in both the Indiana State Senate and the Indiana House of Representatives.

Shane served in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University.

Shane can be reached at 317-634-2610 or at shane@indental.org.
Upcoming OSHA/BLS Opportunities
IDA is pleased to offer multiple OSHA/BLS opportunities for members and their teams. The following classes are all in person and fulfill federal requirements for OSHA/BLS continuing education.

Each class offers OSHA in the morning and BLS in the afternoon. Attendees can choose to attend either or both sessions.

Bloomington
Friday, September 25, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Bloomington Country Club

South Bend
Friday, October 2, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Ramada by Wyndham

Fort Wayne
Wednesday, October 7, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Courtyard Downtown

Indianapolis
Friday, October 9, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Hillcrest Country Club

Lafayette
Friday, October 23, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette East
ProSites Offers Free Practice Marketing Webinar
IDA vendor partner ProSites is offering a free webinar to help practices increase efficiency and improve patient communication.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Automating benefit reminders and patient communications
  • Triaging patient needs before their visit
  • Collecting patient information and payments with touchless technology

The live webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 29, at 11 a.m. PST. If you are unable to attend the live presentation, ProSites will send you a recording.
Don't Miss Dr. Wolf's Podcasts
IDA President Dr. David Wolf recently published two podcasts for members. Don't miss these informative episodes:

COVID-19 and Dental Practices
Dr. Wolf and Tom Bodin of Buckingham Wealth Strategies discuss how COVID-19 has affected dental practices, as well as strategies dentists can take to minimize the financial impact of the pandemic.

Next Level Jobs
Indiana's Next Level Jobs provides free training for employers and potential employees. Dr. Wolf and representatives from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development discuss how Next Level Jobs can benefit dental offices and provide free training for Dental Assistants and Dental Lab Techs.
IDA Hosting Medicaid Workshop in November
IDA will be hosting a special online workshop in November to help dentists and office managers navigate the ins and outs of opting into Medicaid.

Being a Medicaid Provider in an Era of Accountability is a five-hour workshop on Friday, November 13. The workshop is FREE and is worth 5 LIVE CE credits in Practice Management.
Why Are You a Member?
Why are you an IDA member? Our upcoming Fall Journal IDA will explore that very question. If you'd like to share your reasons for membership and what you love about being part of the ADA/IDA, email IDA Director of Communications Kathy Walden with your thoughts.