IKDDS Affiliates

Young Dentist Committee (YDC)
Young Dentist Committee LogoIn 2011, the Young Dentist Committee of IKDDS was assembled through the efforts of Dr. Tom Blake and Dr. Steve Ellinwood.  The “YDC”, as it became known, has a simple goal: “To provide a network for young dentists in the Isaac Knapp district to become more involved in the community and within the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society.”

The YDC strives to host events and continuing education geared toward the interest of younger dentists, but is an inclusive organization that provides benefits to all members of IKDDS.  Highlights of the annual YDC schedule include a night at a Fort Wayne Tin Caps baseball game in early summer, a New Dentist Welcome Night in late summer, and a Continuing Education event with a guest speaker in late winter.  Continual effort is made to ensure that the atmosphere is casual and inviting.  If you are interested in attending a YDC event, or perhaps serving on the Committee, please contact the IKDDS office.


Alliance of the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society (AIKDDS)
The Alliance of the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society (AIKDDS) is a volunteer organization that supports its members and values its partnership with the American Dental Association in advancing the oral health of the public. The mission of the Alliance of the American  Dental Association is:

The Alliance of the ADA and AIKDDS give dentists, their families and the public the reason to smile by:
– Providing dental health education
– Becoming involved in dental legislation that affects the patient & the dentist
– Providing programs that affect the well being of the dental families
– Providing support to their state and local communities

AIKDDS Officers 2018-2019:

President: Nichole Reifeis; email: nrreifeis@frontier.com
President-Elect: Lindsay Platt;  email: lindsay.platt23@gmail.com
Treasurer: Bridgett Johnson; email: bridgettjohnson@gmail.com
Secretary: Mandie Kolkman; email: mandiekolkman@gmail.com

To learn more, click here to visit the AIKDDS Facebook page.

Visit the website at https://sites.google.com/view/aikdds



Isaac Knapp Dental Hygienists’ Association (IKDHA)
IKDHA logoWelcome to the Isaac Knapp Dental Hygienists’ Association! Area hygienists, assistants, and  dentists continue to follow the lead of Dr. Isaac Knapp by striving to improve the public’s dental health not only through our work in a clinical setting, but through our active involvement in philanthropic endeavors, and volunteering our professional services.

We are an active group in the dental community with CE course offerings, events, and community involvement, as well as fundraising events that benefit Matthew 25 and IPFW Dental Hygiene Education.  We also have many volunteer opportunities.  We look forward to seeing you at one of our many events.  Please join us!

For more information, click here to visit the IKDHA website.

Isaac Knapp Dental Assistants Society (IKDAS)
IKDAS Officers 2018-2019
President: Courtney Stabler; email: courtneys413@gmail.com
President-Elect: Amber Simons;  email: simons738@gmail.com
Vice President: Jill Burkey; email: jburkey32@gmail.com
Secretary: Taylor Patterson; email: tayloreaninegir@gmail.com
Treasurer: Marie Smiegal; email: mvsmiegal@yahoo.com
Immediate Past President: Kathy Snead; email: sneadk57@gmail.com

Click here to visit the Indiana Dental Assistants Association

Click here to visit the Dental Assisting National Board

Click here to visit the American Dental Assistants Association