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Welcome to the Iowa Dental Association

The Iowa Dental Association (IDA) is the premier professional association representing dentists in the state of Iowa.  In existence since 1864, the IDA is home to over 1,700 Iowa dentists, which represents approximately 84% of the licensed dentists in the state.  

All IDA member dentists are not only members of the IDA, but also the American Dental Association (ADA) and their local district society.

IDA’s mission is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the interests of the members of the dental profession and the public which it serves.  

IDA News

hawk-i Contract Changes Take Effect July 1, 2018

There are changes coming to the hawk-i contract beginning July 1, 2018. Hawk-i will continue to be administered utilizing Delta Dental's Premier® network. 

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Changes to Medicaid Dental Wellness Benefit Proposed

The Iowa Department of Human Services recently issued a public notice regarding changes to dental benefits provided under the Iowa Medicaid State Plan and via the Iowa Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) effective July 1, 2018.

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ADA News

In-office membership plans could build patient loyalty, revenue

    Dr. Gregory Yen had a eureka moment nearly a decade ago, standing in line at his local Costco. The dentist surveyed the throngs of people jam-packed into the store.

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    July JADA: Periodontitis remains prevalent in U.S. adults

      An estimated 42 percent of U.S. adults age 30 years or over with one or more teeth have periodontitis, according to the July issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

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