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Welcome to the Northwest Indiana Dental Society

The Northwest Indiana Dental Society (NIDS) is a non-profit professional organization for member dentists in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. NIDS is a local component of the tripartite association of the Indiana Dental Association and the American Dental Association. NIDS provides monthly continuing education meetings throughout the year, access to community service, leadership opportunities, a voice for legislative advocacy in organized dentistry, and a fostering of professional and personal relationships.

General Membership Meeting Dates

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020
All the way from California, we welcome Janice Hurley and her Dental Image and Clinical Etiquette program.  Join us at Avalon Manor, Merrillville, to find out how your office can create a great impression and give the best service possible to your patients.   She will help provide team training on the patients' point of view in respect to the dental practice and help you measure the cost of misunderstandings and inaccurate judgements.    This will be a morning program with breakfast buffet included.  

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020     
The Heston Supper Club in LaPorte will welcome our group for a discussion with one of our very own, Dr. David E. Peters from TMJ Treatment Centers.  He will present  a TMD Discussion to our group and we will enjoy a fantastic meal, as always.  

If you missed our CE course for this requirement, please check with the Indiana Dental Association for options to complete this requirement.  Their site link is

Executive Council Members 2018-2019

President - Chris Crane, DDS, MS
President Elect - Valerie Seifert, DDS
Vice-President- Rachel Dunlop, DDS
Treasurer - Annette Williamson, DDS
Secretary - Jamila Miller, DDS
Trustee - Mark Mihalo, DDS
Immediate Past President - Herb Yekel, DDS

Executive Director - Amanda Pickett

Below are links to the Meeting Flyers and other ​opportunities.....


We want to get to know our members.

Contact Amanda Pickett, Executive Director at Northwest Indiana Dental Society at 219-769-3504 or

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Wondering why you should become a member?  Here are some of the benefits from the ADA.
Reasons to Join ADA / IDA / Northwest Indiana Dental Society

Ready to become a member and take advantage of all of the benefits of all three dental societies? 
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Did you know that you can get a $100 gift card for referring a Non-Member to our society?  
Use this link to send in your referral and help us increase our membership.
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