The Indiana State Dental Association was founded in December 1858. In 1968 it became known as the Indiana Dental Association. This collection contains the association's printed journals, bulletins and annual meeting programs. These materials cover issues that have been of interest to dental professionals throughout the group's history. Topics include the manner in which dental professionals conducted research, how they educated the public on the health of their teeth and gums, as well as different instruments, tools and products they had access to over the years.