Here are a few examples of how WDA dentists do serve their communities and make a difference through charitable dental care for children and adults with limited financial resources across Wisconsin.
However, charity alone is not a sufficient oral health care delivery system.
Low-income patients suffer for various reasons:
- Failure to care for their own oral health
- Inability to find a dental office for routine care, because small businesses can’t absorb the significant losses required by participation in the state’s Medicaid program
- Lawmakers fail to sufficiently fund promised dental care