MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS OF THE IDA & ADA
Membership in the Iowa Dental Association and American Dental Association provides dentists with a united voice in the legislature, opportunity for professional and personal growth, and membership benefits that help them develop their practices and better serve the public.
Membership runs on a calendar year, and dues are due January 1. Newly graduated dental students are encouraged to join at membership discounts for the first four years out of dental school. All licensed dentists are invited to join today.
As an IDA member, you receive two regular publications: the Iowa Dental Journal, a quarterly publication containing features related to dentistry, and IDA Newsletter, another quarterly publication, containing features, news and information of recent happenings affecting the profession.
ADA publications include Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) and ADA News. Members also have access to the "members only" section of the ADA and IDA web sites. The IDA site also contains a members-only "blog" site where members can easily access the most up-to-date legislative and regulatory information and can communicate with the IDA and other members. Sites include news and information on practice and profession issues, products and services, and consumer information.
The IDA Annual Session provides members and their staffs with an opportunity to learn about the latest management and scientific techniques in dentistry. See the events calendar for the most up-to-date information on the IDA annual session.
Practice and Clinical training: CE courses are held in various district components in the fall and spring of each year. Contact component officers for specific details.
ADA Members Retirement Program: offers a wide range of tax-qualified plans to members, so that you can tailor the perfect plan to your personal needs and objectives.
ADA Sponsored Office Overhead Protection Plan: helps the dentist cover the overhead expenses of a practice when the dentist becomes disabled. The plan covers office premises, utilities and employee expenses.
ADA Insurance Plans: Since 1934, the ADA and Great-West Life have worked together to create ADA Insurance Plans - life and disability exclusively for ADA members and their families. The ADA Insurance Plans offer exceptional coverage with exceptionally low rates and no sales commissions. To learn more, call 866-607-5338 and speak with a Plan Specialist or visit the website at insurance.ada.org.
Professional Liability Insurance: The Iowa Dental Association has designated Professional Protector PlanÂ® for Dentists (PPP) and McFadden Insurance Services, Inc., as its preferred provider of professional liability insurance. The PPP also offers a combination of Professional Liability Insurance, General Liability, Employer Practices Liability, Property Coverages, Employee Dishonesty, and much more in one single comprehensive package at very competitive rates. For more information, contact the local agent: McFadden Insurance Services, Inc., at 1-866-900-4570.
Iowa Dental Advocacy Network (Key Contacts): a grassroots network of dentists committed to educating their local elected and appointed state policy makers on issues affecting dentistry. If you are interested in serving as a Key Contact, contact the IDA by phone, fax, or e-mail.
Iowa Dental Political Action Committee (IDPAC): a voluntary group of dentists whose goal is to help elect state legislative and executive branch candidates who understand and support dental issues. Participation entitles members to frequent legislative and regulatory updates.
American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC): a volunteer group of dentists whose goal is to help elect federal political candidates who understand and support dental issues.
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Video Library: A free service to IDA members wanting to access the IDA's library of practice management, training and patient care videos. To obtain a listing contact us.
Mandatory Child & Dependent Adult Abuse: The IDA offers this service to IDA members and their staff at a minimal fee. Iowa statute specifies that oral health professionals are mandatory reporters of suspected child and/or dependent adult abuse. Dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants are required to complete two hours of training relating to the identification and and reporting of child/dependent adult abuse within six months of initial employment and every five years thereafter.
The Iowa Dental Association is an approved sponsor of this training and offers a "dental" specific training course for $35.00 per completed exam. For more information or to order a video or DVD and accompanying manuals, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the complete text of Iowa's laws on abuse, click on the links below:
Child Abuse - Code Section 235A
Juvenile Code - Code Section 232
Dependent Adult Abuse - Code Section 235B and Section 235E
Elder Abuse - Code Section 235F
Partial Pay Dues Program: Your ADA, IDA and local component district dues can be paid in three installments.