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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

Our member meeting at Heston's Supper Club in LaPorte was great!  Thank you to all of the members that were able to join us for a great meal and insightful updates from Dr. Jill Burns, Indiana Dental Association President, and our own NIDS President Dr. Herb Yekel.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Midwest Dental Assembly Meetings in Indianapolis in May!

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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.

Upcoming Events:

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

The annual Northwest Indiana Dental Society Golf Classic will be held at Briar Ridge Country Club, Schererville, IN, on Friday, August 11, 2023.  We invite you to join our outing and offer you the opportunity to meet with our members.

Sponsor Opportunities:

$1000 Beverage Cart Sponsor (2 golfers)

$2000 Luncheon Sponsor (4 golfers)

$300 Hole Sponsor (1 golfer each/multiple sponsors)

The major event sponsors will receive special recognition at the event (only one sponsor each at the $1000+ levels). Each sponsorship contribution includes signage, at least one greens fee, cart and post-event luncheon. Each additional sponsor auxiliary guest fee is $125.00 per golfer. 

Event times are as follows:

7:15 - 7:45 am - Registration

8:00 am - Shotgun Start (Scramble)

1:00 pm - Awards, Luncheon & Cocktails

Golfer Event Details

* Entry fee $125.00 per player includes greens fees, cart fees, cart-service beverages, pro-shop gift card, lunch & awards. 

* Prizes awarded for 1st & 2nd high scoring teams.

* Attire should be collared shirt, no denim please.

To reserve a spot for your sponsorship or your golfers, call Amanda Pickett at Northwest Indiana Dental Society (NIDS) today!  She can be reached at  (219) 769-3504 or email her at

Be sure to mark your calendars for what is always a fun and enjoyable day at a wonderful golf course. 



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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.