About Us

IKDDS counties mapThe Isaac Knapp District Dental Society is a component of the American Dental Association and encompasses the ten northeast Indiana counties of Adams, Allen, DeKalb,Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley.

Founded in 1891 as a study group, the society is named for Dr. Isaac Knapp, the first dentist to establish a lifelong dental practice in Fort Wayne. A highly respected member of the dental profession, Dr. Knapp served three times as president of the Indiana Dental Association and was vice president of the American Dental Association when he died in 1883. Eighteen dentists from Isaac Knapp have since been elected to the IDA’s highest office, and numerous society members serve in other state and national elective positions.

The mission of the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society is to serve the oral and systemic health needs of the people of northeast Indiana by providing both education and treatment with specific attention to prevention, professionalism and excellence in an atmosphere of cooperation and collegiality.