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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.

Recent Events:

NIDS Golf Classic
August 11, 2023 at Briar Ridge Country Club, Schererville, IN

The annual Northwest Indiana Dental Society Golf Classic was held at Briar Ridge Country Club, Schererville, IN, on Friday, August 11, 2023. All the golfers and sponsors had nice weather and a good day to connect.


Operation Stand Down, April 2023

Our event at Indiana University Northwest Hygiene Clinic was a great success!  We were able to screen 35 military veterans to assess their dental needs and get them assigned to a local volunteer dentist for treatment.  Thank you to the doctors that conducted the complimentary exams that day: Dr. Steve Holm, Dr. Mark Mihalo, Dr. Fred Rather, Dr. Bruce Smith, Dr. Herb Yekel and Dr. Kevin Thornsberry.  Special thanks to all the IUN staff and students that ensured a smooth transition from waiting room to imaging stations to the exam areas.  We appreciate you all.
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The Northwest Indiana Dental Society is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from (09/01/2017) to (08/21/2021).
Provider ID# 212204.