Joining the Wisconsin Dental Association is one of the best investments you can make.
The WDA offers numerous benefits to enhance your dental career and to help your practice save money. The WDA also represents the strongest united dental voice in the state Legislature, keeps you informed about hot topics in dentistry and represents your best professional interests before elected officials, oral health-related organizations and the public.
WDA Sourcebook – This annual member directory and practice guide is a valuable desktop reference. Tabs provide quick access to the member directory and important practice information, including the Wisconsin Practice Act, administrative rules and frequently asked practice and legal questions.
WDA Journal – This is the official publication of the state association. A monthly, full-color publication, it keeps WDA members current on the latest state dental news. Popular recurring features include Government Buzz, Business of Dentistry and upcoming events and continuing education offerings.
Tongue ‘n’ Cheek…and Teeth, too! – Launched in fall/winter 2011, this patient newsletter helps the WDA and members share important oral health and quality care information with patients and the public.
WDA.org – This WDA website provides oral health information for patients and the general public. Here WDA members can find exclusive access to resources important to career success and day-to-day practice management. Get answers to common questions about dental records, delegation of duties, CE requirements, patient privacy and more. Recognized as a go-to source for oral health information and dental issues, this newly renovated site went live in May 2012 to continue serving as a helpful 24/7 resource.
Social Networking – Show your support for and affiliation with the WDA while getting the latest updates, photos and videos when you “like” us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, pin neat ideas, stories and inspiration on Pinterest, watch WDA-TV reports on YouTube and check out photos of colleagues and friends on Flickr.
E-Newsletters – The WDA has a family of electronic newsletters to help provide members, legislators and oral health friends with timely information.
- Executive Director’s Update is sent monthly to dentist and hygienist members who choose to receive it. It offers the latest association, dental-related regulation and compliance, legislative and community news.
- Give Kids A Smile® e-Update includes tips and guidelines for planning a GKAS® event, including in-office, group and component-wide events and classroom presentations. It also makes it easy for event coordinators to register with the WDA and American Dental Association, giving access to special product promotions, planning tools and media support.
- Component Connection is sent quarterly to all component officers to share best practices and provide tools and resources to help you manage, operate and lead your society.
- WDA Hot Issues delivers updates to members as needed to provide timely, pertinent information about the association’s position on issues facing the dental profession.
- Healthy Choices E-Lert is a monthly publication that reviews important oral health initiatives being discussed in Madison. It is sent to state legislators, policymakers and anyone else who wishes to receive it.
- The Mission of Mercy volunteer-newsletter is sent periodically to all individuals and organizations who want to be kept informed of the latest MOM news and updates.
Note we respect members’ privacy and do not sell or share email addresses with any third-party.
CareerConnection – This is the only online job center exclusively for dental careers and oral health employment connections in Wisconsin. It serves dentists, hygienists, assistants, lab technicians and front office staff who are seeking employment or wanting to make a new hire.
Mediation Services – This process identifies and analyzes relevant facts concerning disputes about the quality and/or appropriateness of professional dental services. The purpose is to improve the quality of dental health care in Wisconsin. Mediation Services provides an expert and credible system for resolving disagreements between dental colleagues and between dentists and patients. Trained Mediation Services volunteer dentists (generalists and specialists) base their decisions and recommendations on careful review of evidence provided and reached in a fair and objective manner. Click here to learn more.
Mentor Program – An award-winning program and partnership between the WDA, Marquette University School of Dentistry and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, this program helps dental students connect with practicing professionals. Students obtain counsel and guidance as they prepare to begin their dental careers. Mentors identify potential associates and help build dentistry’s future.
Pyramid of Pride Awards – This annual WDA recognition program is a way to thank colleagues, members and friends of the dental community for outstanding contributions to the profession and oral health care. Recipients are recognized during a special dinner in conjunction with the annual WDA House of Delegates meeting in November. Click here to learn more.
WDA Staff – Working for and serving you in this member-driven organization are 18 individuals in the West Allis executive and Madison legislative offices who, together, bring approximately 315 years of professional experience to work each day on behalf of WDA dentists.