About the Indian Dental Association of California

The Indian Dental Association of California is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 with only a few dentists and has grown to be over 400 life members strong and over 1200 Continuing Education Club Members. IDA of California strives to maintain excellence in dentistry and to preserve our cultural heritage.

As a professional organization, IDA conducts over 42 hours of continuing education annually by hosting nationally and internationally renowned speakers. The association works in concert with other professional organizations and encourages members to take an active part in ADA, CDA, AGD and local chapters.

To preserve our unique Indian cultural inheritance, the association also holds various social and cultural family events like Diwali Celebrations, cultural nights, picnics, cruises, annual banquets and screening of Indian movies. Our members also participate and assist through charity drives and professional services.

The principal objectives of this association are ...

A. Professional: To enhance the scope of dental practice by updating its professional members through continuing education seminars and other related activities. The membership can thus best serve the community.

B. Social: To create events whereby Intra and Inter Community cohesion is achieved which will be socially beneficial. About 95% of the I.D.A members are practicing Dentists. Almost all of them own their own practices and are enjoying an upper social economic status.

C. As a professional organization, to excel and to uphold the dignity of the profession. It conducts over 50 hours of continuing education annually by hosting nationally and internationally renowned speakers.

D. To protect the image and the interest of the profession and its membership by working in concert with other professional organizations and encouraging members to take active part in ADA, CDA, local chapters, and AGD.

E. To preserve the unique Indian cultural inheritance by having various social and cultural family events like Diwali celebrations, cultural nights, picnics, cruises, annual banquets, and screening of Indian movies, etc.

F. To guide and help novices in setting up practices, finding employment, or taking board exams.

G. To help the needy through its charity drive, donation of professional services by its members and by providing a forum for various organizations for their charitable cause.


Office Bearers

Dr. Dhaval Shah Dr. Dhaval Shah
(President)
Dr. Tushar Doshi Dr. Tushar Doshi
(Imm. Past President)
Dr. Vinod Rana Dr. Vinod Rana
(President-Elect)
Dr. K.S. Prasad Dr. K.S. Prasad
(Treasurer)
Dr. Jalpan Shah Dr. Jalpan Shah
(Secretary)
Dr. Amit Shah Dr. Amit Shah
(Joint Secretary)
Dr. Harin Shodhan (CE Chair) Dr. Harin Shodhan
(CE Chair)
Shivani Patel (Executive Secretary) Shivani Patel
(Executive Secretary)

Committee Members

Dr. Amit Shah Dr. Amit Shah
Dr. Bhavin Changela Dr. Bhavin Changela
Dr. Sachin Desai Dr. Sachin Desai
Dr. R.K. Chetty Dr. R.K. Chetty
Dr. Sachin Desai Dr. Sachin Desai
Dr. Jyantilal Keshav Dr. Jyantilal Keshav
Dr. Dinesh Makadia Dr. Dinesh Makadia
Dr. Parul Mehta Dr. Parul Mehta
Dr. Yogish Mehta Dr. Yogish Mehta
Dr. Tushar Patel Dr. Tushar Patel
Dr. Harin Shodhan Dr. Harin Shodhan

Board of Trustees

Dr. Jaswant Suthar Dr. Jaswant Suthar (Chairman)
Dr. Devang Gandhi Dr. Devang Gandhi
Dr. Ramesh Gowda Dr. Ramesh Gowda
Dr. Parimal Kansagra Dr. Parimal Kansagra
Dr. Kishore Shah Dr. Kishore Shah
Dr. Narendra Vyas Dr. Narendra Vyas
Dr. Ramesh Kothari Dr. Ramesh Kothari
Dr. Ashok Gandhi Dr. Ashok Gandhi
Dr. Vinod Rana Dr. Vinod Rana
Dr. Nitin Mody Dr. Nitin Modi
Dr. Ashok Mehta Dr. Ashok Mehta