2022 Half Day CE: Featuring James Nestor & Dr. Stasha Gominak

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Friday, January 28, 2022

Grand Wayne Convention Center

4 CE Hours | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Breakfast and Snacks will be served


Click here for more information or Register online!

Are you interested with being a sponsor for this event? Click here for sponsor/booth information!

November CE: Ethics & Jurisprudence

Monday, October 4th, 2021

November CE: Ethics & Jurisprudence

Wednesday, November 10th  |  6:30 pm  |  The Bradley Hotel (127 W Wayne St)
Cost: $50 IKKDS Member Dentists & Hygienists | $65 for Non-member Dentists

Download Registration Form or Register Online

IKDDS Legislative Forum

Monday, October 4th, 2021

IKDDS Legislative Forum

Tuesday, October 26th  |  6:30 pm  | The Garden (3308 N Anthony Blvd)

Event is free, but please RSVP Online!

2021 IKDDS Fall Social

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Event is Free, but please RSVP Online

Next Level Jobs Employer Training Grant

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Indiana has created the Employer Training Grant, which reimburses employers who train, hire, and retain new or incumbent workers to fill in-demand positions within recognized job fields. The Employer Training Grant is available to help fill in-demand positions within six priority sectors. The grant will reimburse employers up to $5,000 per employee who is trained, hired, and retained for six months, up to $50,000 per employer. Dental Assisting and Dental Laboratory Technician training are included on the list of qualified occupations.

  • Employer Training Information flyer
  • FAQ supplied to us by Department of Workforce Development (DWD) with information related to this year’s funding.
  • Forms are provided for employers participating in the program

The application will be up and live on the www.nextleveljobs.org website for employers to complete on July 9, 2021.


Published 7/7/2021

2020-2021 IKDDS Member Directory Order Form

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

The IKDDS Directories are IN!!!

Do you need additional copies of the directory?

You can either download the form and mail with payment or order extra copies online.



Monday, March 16th, 2020

Please watch for additional messages from the ADA and IDA, as recommendations you receive today may be revised by tomorrow.

It is also important for you to keep tab on circumstances in your local community. There may be declarations from local entities that are city, town or county specific. We will do our best to keep you apprised of any such notices.

American Dental Association

Indiana Dental Association

Indiana State Department of Health
The Indiana State Department of Health has also established a COVID-19 Hotline number at 877-826-0011.
Healthcare providers should press 2.

Allen County Department of Health

Your Responsibility as a Healthcare Provider

ADA Interim Guidelines for Minimizing Risk of COVID transmission (updated 4/13/2020)

CDC Guidelines for Dental Settings (Updated 8/4/2020)

OSHA Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Maintaining Ethics During a Pandemic

COVID-19 Coding and Billing Guidance

HHS Provider Relief Fund FAQs– Updated 10/6/2020

Paying Staff Who Are on Leave Due to COVID-19 – Updated 9/22/20

Should I be vaccinated for COVID-19 – Updated 8/8/20

Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order

Governor Holcomb announced several executive orders for Hoosiers as we try to stay ahead of the coronavirus outbreak. Click here for the most recent executive order.


Job Postings

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019


  • Harrison Dental Group has an opportunity for a skilled and passionate general dentist. We are open to both PART TIME (1-3 days) and FULL TIME (4 days) applicants. Our robust, family-focused practice has four well-established locations in Fort Wayne, IN. As the second-largest city in Indiana, Fort Wayne offers many cultural and entertainment amenities in a convenient and family-friendly setting while being within a 3 hour drive of Indianapolis, Detroit, and Chicago.We are a steadily growing, private-practice focused on providing comprehensive general dental care with excellent customer service and compassion. Each of our locations is state-of-the-art, with paperless dental records, digital x-rays, modern equipment and attractive facilities. Our high new-patient volume and well-trained staff will offer tremendous potential for a motivated dentist to achieve an excellent income and experience great procedure variety consisting of surgery, endodontics, Invisalign, crown/bridge, prosthetics, and implants.Both recent graduates and experienced clinicians are welcome to apply. Competitive compensation and benefits package includes a guaranteed base pay or percentage of production, paid vacation, health insurance, CE and travel expenses, malpractice insurance, and a 401K retirement plan.
    Please send resume to hr@harrisondentalgroup.com
  • Salkeld Family Dental, a premier dental practice on the North side of Fort Wayne, is looking to expand with a new Dentist position 2  days a week, leading to full time.
    Our practice enjoys the comforts of a state-of-the-art facility with digital x-ray, Pano, Eaglesoft computerization and Cerec Technology. Complete treatment planning, including implant placement and restoration.
    Currently, the practice has 2 dentists. Practice transition to partnership or outright purchase within 3-5 years as retirement is very near for our senior Dentist. Long term, the practice will need 3 Dentists to maximize its efficiency. The facility is ready to go with 8 treatment rooms.
    Our typical candidate has 2-5 years experience and enjoys the comfort of having colleagues in the same office. He/she is outgoing and personable and able to casually discuss dentistry with our patients.
    Email Resume to info@salkelddental.com.
  • Dr Bartholomew Hott is currently seeking an Associate General Dentist to join our team. We are a high pace private dental practice located in Bluffton Indiana offering an amazing team to work with, competitive hours and compensation. Please email resume to Wendy at wendy@hfdpractice.com
    Experienced Dentists will earn up to 250-300K, plus benefits, guaranteed salary no commissions, 4 day work week. Liberal sign on bonus and paid relocation expenses. Never place a restoration again, total Expanded functions. Practice the way it should be. Must be capable in all fields of General Dentistry, including Oral Surgery and Molar Endo.
    Affiliated Family Dentists, Afdent, located in Mishawaka and Ft. Wayne, IN is a full service dental care provider established in 1977. Afdent is Northern Indiana’s Premier Dental Care Provider. At Afdent Patient Friendly Dentistry, we hire only the best to deliver exceptional service to our patients.
    For over 40 years we have been serving the South Bend and Ft. Wayne Indiana areas. Afdent has delivered a consistent 99.6% patient satisfaction rate and is accredited with the Better Business Bureau – receiving an A+ rating. Afdent is in need of experienced and well-qualified Dentists looking for a place where they can concentrate on helping people with superior quality and working environment.
    Afdent offers long term employment opportunities and plenty of job security. Presently with multiple Doctors on staff in Ft. Wayne and Mishawaka, fully expanded duties assistants, and a team approach to dentistry, we provide less experienced Doctors with an environment that promotes learning and personal growth.
    Patient centered Dentistry and an overall superior dental experience is our focus. No long term contracts necessary, but up to 5 year contracts available. Part time and full time is also available.
    If you have a great attitude, like to keep busy, and enjoy helping people, please consider Afdent.
    Must be capable in all fields of General Dentistry, including Oral Surgery and Molar Endo.
    Afdent is an equal opportunity employer. Email resume to mmiller@afdent.com or careers@afdent.com.
  • Busy Fort Wayne Dental Office in need of associate Dentist to practice 1 to 2 days weekly. Three fully equipped operatories immediately available. Practice your profession, not as an employee, but operate under contract as an independent practioner, performing your own practice procedures. Method of payment is 55% of all collections are credited to the performing dentist. Owner provides all front desk services.  Office is capable of providing a full schedule of 1 or 2 days weekly. By using this arrangement and according to most recent years, a new participant can expect annual benefits to be in the six figure range.
    In many years past, this working agreement was arranged for the purpose of a new practioner coming into the office, whereby their expenses could be similar to that which would be generated should they have their own individual practice. Since most General Dental practices experience an overhead of 55% or more, it has been acceptable to have the dividsion of fees collected at 55% and 45%. This relates to the fact than an employee-employer relationship has never been intended. In respect for the profession, the owner holds this to be true. For additional information, please contact Cliff Salk, DDS or email resumes to newyorkdentist37@yahoo.com
  • Associate dentist needed for long-standing family practice within a wonderful lake community in Northeast Indiana.
    We are a great private practice with a successful history of growth, an extensive loyal patient base and an experienced staff. We pride ourselves in providing a true family approuach of dentistry and patient care. We offer all services within our practice including General Practice, Orthodontics (Invisalign), Endodontics, Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. We are a PPO Insurance and Fee for service practice which welcomes everyone to our office.
    Our Ideal Candidate: Providing quality patient care is paramount for us, we are seeking a confident individual who will demonstrate true ownership of their role and strive to help us grow our already successful practice.
    Benefits and Compensation:
    * Excellent patient base with great earning potential
    * Partnership after 2 years
    * No weekends
    *% of collections and Base Salary
    * Immediate PTO
    * Licensure, CE, Malpractice and membership reimbursement
    * Mentorship from Experienced Provider
    * Digital x-rays
    * Cone beam CT
    * Modern New Facility projected for 2021-2022
    *Fantastic Team!
    Schedule: Monday – Thursday 8-5,  1st Friday of the Month 8 – 12
    Email resume: Gabetfamilydentistry@gmail.com


  • Dupont Orthodontics – Orthodontic Assistant
    We are seeking a reliable orthodontic assistant to join us 4 days a week (Monday-Thursday), approximately 32 hours per week, in our Fort Wayne and Columbia City offices.
    The main responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
    * Greeting and seating patients
    * Assisting the orthodontist at the chair while she is engaged in patient treatment
    * Anticipating orthodontist’s needs and being prepared for next steps
    * Removal and placement of arch wires and other orthodontic appliances
    * Tooth preparation prior to bonding
    * Accurate computer charting
    * Sterilization of instruments
    * Accurately explaining to parents and patients the treatment completed
    * Oral hygiene instructions
    The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and be able to build good rapport with patients and staff. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and detail-oriented. Completion of an orthodontic training course or a minimum of one year experience at a dental or orthodontic office is required. https://dupontorthodontics.com/
    If you are interested, we would love to hear from you! Please send resumes to the office at fworthodontist@yahoo.com.


  • Orthodontic Records and Sterilization Technician – Looking for an exciting career? Join our progressive orthodontic practice! We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent people skills who has the ability to handle several responsibilities at once to be our Records and Sterilization Technician.
    Daily job duties include but are not limited to:
    * Greeting and seating patients
    * Taking photographs and radiographs on patients
    * Accurate computer charting
    * Assisting front desk with patient phone calls and messages
    *Setting up for patient procedures in the clinic
    *Oral hygiene instructions
    * Sterilization of instruments
    The opening is for a full-time position, approximately 32 hours a week, in our Fort Wayne and Columbia City offices. A dental radiology license is not required to apply for the position, but the candidate will be expected to complete a course and pass a licensing examination in order to obtain the certification once hired. https://dupontorthodontics.com/If you are interested, we would love to hear from you! Please send resumes to the office at fworthodontist@yahoo.com
  • Full Time Orthodontic Lab Position for someone who is up to the challenge of learning new skills. Must be willing to travel between our Fort Wayne and Huntington offices. A positive personality, passion for orthodontics ,Optimistic/ Can do attitude, Self Motivated, Reliable, Organzied and Very Detail oriented is a must. Full Time position- 4 days a week and half day Fridays as needed
    Please email resumes to: megan@angelabecker.comBenefits:
    Competitive Pay based on experience
    401K plan
    Flexible Savings Account
    Paid Time offQualifications:
    High School Diploma
    Graduate from Dental Labratory Technology Preferred
    2 years experience preferred


  • Neighborhood Health – Dental Hygienist – Full-time, 30 Hours
    At Neighborhood Health, we’re passionate about our mission to provide a kind and caring premiere workforce. Our team-based approach to comprehensive patient care creates a challenging and rewarding work environment where you have a direct role in helping members of our community receive quality medical services they can afford. And that’s something you can feel good about.
    As a member of our growing team, you will feel at home in a fun and diverse community of healthcare professionals. Our goal is simple: improving access to healthcare in our community and surrounding areas. Neighborhood Health is looking to add a Dental Hygienist to our team. Together, we are all committed to building healthier communities by delivering comprehensive, quality health care with compassion and respect.
    As a Dental Hygienist, you will:
    ✓ Screen and assess patients, evaluate the medical/dental history.
    ✓ Maintain and review patient’s records, charts, and other pertinent information.
    ✓ Provide preventative oral health services as directed by dentist on staff.
    ✓ Provide patient education, teaches patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health and prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
    ✓ Counsel patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health.
    ✓ Recommend community resources to meet patient and family needs.
    ✓ Provide monitoring and continuity of care between clinic visits as required.
    ✓ Assists in the sterilization and sharpening of instruments as assigned following infection control guidelines.
    – Experience in a clinic setting is preferred.
    – Indiana Dental Hygienist license.
    Education Requirements:
    – Degree from an accredited dental hygiene program.
    The schedule will be Monday 8:00am – 7:00pm, Tuesday 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Wednesday off, Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm, Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
    This position is full-time with benefits. We offer competitive pay, health, dental, vision, critical illness & accident insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, PTO, and paid holidays.
    Interested? Send a resume along with cover letter to NHC Human Resources Department at: PO Box 11949, Fort Wayne, IN 46862, or by email to: hrdept@nhci.org. You may also fax your information to 260-969-2911.

    Neighborhood Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Neighborhood Health does not exclude people or treat them differently for any aspect of the organization because of race, color, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), or sex (including sexual orientation). If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources at hrdept@nhci.org
  • Harrison Dental Group – We have an opening for a hygienist at our northeast Fort Wayne office located off Maplecrest Road.
    Our practice has four locations in Fort Wayne, IN. We are a steadily growing, family-owned private practice focused on providing comprehensive care with excellent customer service and compassion. We serve a diverse patient base of all ages (family practice). Each of our locations is state-of-the-art, with digital records, x-rays, modern equipment and attractive facilities.
    As a Dental Hygienist at Harrison Dental Group, you will be providing services such as prophylaxis, scaling and root planing for patients with periodontal disease, taking of prescribed x-rays, administration of fluoride, applying pit and fissure sealants, and providing instructions for proper oral hygiene and care. If you have a license to administer local anesthetic, you will also be anesthetizing for your hygiene patients undergoing scaling and root planing procedures.
    Please attach your resume when applying. We look forward to meeting you!
    • Group health insurance plan with HSA
    • 401K retirement plan
    • Paid Time Off
    • Paid HolidaysIf interested, please contact Jessica Martin – Human Resources Manager at 260-446-6940 or hr@harrisondentalgroup.com
  • TLC Dental is in search of a hygienist who shares our philosophies in the role a hygienist plays of more than just a cleaner- one who holds her/himself as a periodontal and preventative therapist. One whose outlook is passionate about making life changing differences in the lives of our patients.
    Our practice is a well-established practice for over 25 years, and we pride ourselves on creating long lasting relationships between our staff and patients and provide high quality dentistry in a trusting and friendly environment.
    If this mission statement aligns with your passion and career goals this may be the exact match you have been looking for. Our office is open to a full time or part time candidate.
    Compensation package includes:
    -Competitive pay
    -Paid vacation
    -Paid holidays
    -Dental scrub allowance annually
    -Dental benefits for employee and family
    -Paid continuing education
    -Annual team bonding trip
    Please contact Jessica @ 260-423-2525 or email resume to tlcdentalfw@gmail.com
  • Family Dentistry & Aesthetics – Full time 4 days per week licensed dental hygienist to join our professional team. Amazing benefits including full health care coverage, profit sharing plan with 401k, bonus system. We pride ourselves on our professional environment with clearly defined systems. Send resume to tomgilbertdds@comcast.net or call (260) 432-0561 for any questions.
  • Dr Bartholomew Hott is currently seeking a Hygienist to join our team. We are a high pace private dental practice located in Bluffton Indiana offering an amazing team to work with, competitive hours and compensation. Please email resume to Wendy at wendy@hfdpractice.com
  • We are seeking a Dental Hygienist to join our growing team! Afdent is Northern Indiana’s premier Dental Care Provider. Why not check out the best and get paid what you are really worth? Afdent Patient Friendly Dentistry requires that we hire the best and compensate them the most in wages and benefits, for their exceptional abilities. We see all kinds of patients at Afdent and we approach each one as the individual they are and not a number in a chart.
    The Hygiene Department at Afdent is all about education and helping patients maintaining great oral health. As an Afdent Hygienist, you have access to state of the art operatories and equipment. You are part of a team of energetic and passionate people who work together, relentlessly helping each other out to provide a second-to-none experience for our patients.
    If you are driven by helping others with a passion for dentistry you are in the right place. Our salary and benefits packages are among the best in the industry as we aim to attract top talent to become a part of our large family practice.
    * Perform usual and customary duties of a Registered Dental Hygienist.
    *Maintain an aseptic work area.
    * Coordinate patient flow with front and back offices.
    * Educate patients on dental hygiene and Afdent programs and promotions whenever possible.
    * Answer patient questions and address patient concerns.
    *Other duties as assigned.
    Minimum qualifications
    *Current LDH Indiana License
    Job Details
    * Full Time – 4 days per week (32-36 hours per week)
    * Hourly, Non-Exempt
    * Health, life, vision and Short term disability insurance
    *Free lunch every day!
    * Paid Vacation
    * Six paid holidays
    Email resume to mmiller@afdent.com or careers@afdent.com.
  • Come work with us! Full-Time and Part-Time Hygiene positions available at Aboite Dental Group in Southwest Ft. Wayne. Great compensation, paid time off, excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Submit your resume to: Aboitedentalgroup@gmail.com or call 260-444-5510.
  • Dr. Tamara Watkins – Angola, Indiana
    Is hiring a part-time dental hygienist for Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8-5. Send resume to tooth_fairy1965@hotmail.com or call the office at (260) 668-7645.


  • Butler Dental Group – We are Hiring! Expanded Functions Dental Assistant – Competant Dental Assistant who will treat our patients like family and provide excellent dental care. Are you friendly, compassionate, well-organizaed with great attention to detail? The candidate is skilled in expanded functions, provide direct or indirect patient care. Certification in dental assisting, EFDA, and radiology required.
    Phone number: 260-868-2221
    Website: www.butlerdentalgroup.com
    Email resume to: laura@butlerdentalgroup.com
  • Summit Dental Group – Our office is expanding and in need of a full and/or part time Expanded Functions Dental Assistant to join our team. We do prefer EFDA, but can train a highly skilled assistant as you study for your expanded license. Our practice is open Monday through Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday 8am to 2pm. Patient care is our focus and we are searching for the right candidate dedicated to professionalism and excellence.
    We are seeking an EFDA that exhibits the following core values:
    * Team-oriented
    * Compassionate – patient first dentistry
    *Positive Culture
    * Professional & personal growth
    Summit Dental Group is a private owned practice not corporate. We pride ourselves in offering state of the art dental care with all modern technologies.
    *Assist the dentist during a variety of treatment procedures.
    *Setup and breakdown operatories.
    * Taking digital radiographs.
    * Infection control – prepare and sterilize instruments and equipment as needed.
    * Provide patients with post-op instructions and educate appropriately on oral hygiene.
    * Other duties as assigned.
    Company’s website: www.summitdentalgrp.com
    Job Type: Full-time Pay $17.00- $22.00 per hour
    Email resumes to Nicole.l@securedentaltechnologies.net
  • Are you looking for an enjoyable position where you will be well trained and highly appreciated? Would you like working in a positive, enjoyable atmosphere where you can feel proud of the work you do and are recognized for your efforts? If so, look no further.
    We are an Endodontic practice and we are looking for a Certified or experienced Dental Assistant who is energetic and a team player. You must be respectful, treating colleagues and patients as you would want to be treated, and diligent in working to provide excellent patient care. Previous dental experience would be helpful, but a great attitude and a strong work ethic are our first priorities.
    The position would have you working 4 days a week – Monday through Friday with a rotating day off. The hours are 7:30 to 5:00. Patients are scheduled until 5pm but you will be designated 2 nights a week to facilitate for those days when treatment cannot be completed by 5pm.
    Salary will be commensurate with your level of experience.
    The position offers paid vacation, sick days, uniform reimbursement, health insurance and a 401K.
    We’d love to have you join us in the practice of Endodontics.
    Please send your resume to endodontic.associates4@frontier.com
  • Dr. Tamara Watkins – Angola, Indiana
    Is hiring Full time chairside dental assistant 8-5 Monday through Thursday, 8-12 on Friday. Send resume to tooth_fairy1965@hotmail.com or call the office at (260) 668-7645.
  • Dunn Family Dental Care in Portland, IN is looking to add to our staff. We are in need of an energetic, patient centered dental assistant 3 or 4 days a week. Expanded functions a plus but not required. Email resume and compensation request to: drdunn@dfdcpc.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
  • ANGELA BECKER ORTHODONTICS – Our team is growing and looking to add a dental assistant to our fast paced team. Expanded functions is not a requirement although we prefer the Candidate to have past dental experience and an active radiology license.  We are searching for a self-motivated, compassionate, hard-working, and reliable Candidate. This is a full time position for M-TR and the Candidate will be required to travel to both our Fort Wayne and Huntington locations.
    Please email resumes to Megan@angelabecker.com


  • SmileWorks Youth Dentistry is looking for a Full-time front office position. Front office receptionist position in a fun fast kids practice!! Please send resumes to drclute@smileworksfw.com
  • Harrison Dental Group is currently looking for a driven and team-oriented dental office manager to oversee the daily operations at our southwest dental office. Harrison Dental Group has four locations and focuses on providing excellent care and customer service to a diverse patient population.This position will assume responsibility for efficient staffing, scheduling models, helping patients at the front desk, setting office budgets, and leading the team to promote a well-organized dental office.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:Track, update, and protect patient records according to established HIPAA guidelines
    Greet patients and solve any scheduling or other difficulties
    Manage calendars and scheduling for multiple dentists and other professional colleagues
    Maintain a thorough knowledge of what is happening in the clinic
    Resolve patient issues in accordance with company policies and procedures and healthcare regulations
    Follow and enforce office policies and regulations
    Take responsibility for the appearance and functionality of the dental office
    Organize and present payment schedules with patients
    All other duties as assigned
    Please send resumes to hr@harrisondentalgroup.com
  • Family Dentistry & Aesthetics – Administrative position, full time 4 days – week, amazing benefits – full health insurance coverage in a great plan, profit sharing plan w 401k, bonus system, professional environment. We are looking for a professional customer service administrative person to join our highly functioning team. Send resume to tomgilbertdds@comcast.net or call (260) 432-0561 for any questions.
  • Our busy dental office is seeking a full-time receptionist. We are looking for someone with a warm caring personality. You must be well-spoken and neat in appearance, as you will be the first contact with our patients. Multi-tasking is a must! This is a fast-paced office and the position requires good concentration as well as efficient time management. The position will include but not be limited to answering the phones, scheduling and confirming patients, checking patients into the office and checking them out after the service is performed, computer data entry, etc.
    The position would have you working 4 days a week – Monday through Friday with a rotating day off. The hours are 7:30 to 5:00. Patients are scheduled until 5pm but you will be designated 2 nights a week to facilitate for those days when treatment cannot be completed by 5pm.
    Salary will be commensurate with your level of experience.
    The position offers paid vacation, sick days, uniform reimbursement, health insurance and a 401K.
    We’d love to have you join us in the practice of Endodontics.
    Please send your resume to endodontic.associates4@frontier.com

Updated 9/8/2021

Candidates Looking for Opportunities

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Please contact Jamee at jlock@ikdds.org for resumes and more information.

Updated 6/15/2020

Directory Order Form

Friday, September 6th, 2019


2019-2020 Isaac Knapp Member Directories are HERE!

All Isaac Knapp members will receive 1 complimentary directory each.

(Click here for a downloadable form to order extra copies.)

Please pick up your free copy at the next event or make arrangements to have it mailed to you (please pay for shipping)

Contact Jamee Lock for any questions!