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Code of Ethics

150th anniversary of ADA Code of Ethics celebrated in Wisconsin, U.S.
ADA NEWS, MARCH 28  2016
Did you know that the Association’s Code of Ethics is 150 years old this year?


Own Your Smile

Expanded dependent coverage spurs more preventive dental care visits for college-age adults, study says
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, SEPT. 5, 2014
More college students are seeking routine dental care, according to a paper published this summer in the journal Medical Care, which citess the Affordable Care Act’s expanded dependent coverage provision as a significant contributing factor.


Baby Teeth Matter

National Children’s Dental Health Month and children’s dental care
THE LAKE 94.5 FM, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
Dr. Cliff Hartmann, pediatric dentist, discusses the importance children’s early dental care.

How to improve children’s dental health
MILWAUKEE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS SERVICE, FEB. 4, 2015
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WIAAP) and the Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) announced a new collaborative effort to reduce tooth decay among children statewide, especially those in low-income families.

Pediatricians, dentists push for babies to get teeth examined earlier
WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO, FEB. 3, 2015
A coalition of groups is pushing for parents to begin getting their infants’ teeth examined by age 1, as both cavities and a form of tooth decay called early childhood caries become an increasing concern.


Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy
WQOW 18-Eau Claire, JUNE 16, 2016

Mission of Mercy
WQOW 18-Eau Claire, JUNE 17, 2016

WQOW 18-Eau Claire, JUNE 16, 2016
Hundreds of people showed up Menard’s Conference Center on the edge of Eau Claire’s northwest side today to get their smiles back thanks to the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy offering free dental care in Eau Claire
The Chippewa Herald, JUNE 16, 2016
With as many as 200 dentists and over 1,000 volunteers, the Menard’s Conference Center will be transforming into one monstrous dentist office Friday and Saturday as the 8th annual Mission of Mercy comes to Eau Claire.

Dentists on a mission
Leader-Telegram, JUNE 18, 2016
It’s been 13 years since Deer Park native Isabella Stanford last saw a dentist.

Free dental clinic coming to Eau Claire
WEAU 13-Eau Claire, JUNE 14, 2016
Free dental care will be available to children and adults in need.

NEW INFORMATION: Center prepped for free dental clinic
WEAU 13- Eau Claire, JUNE 16, 2016
Preparations are underway for a free dental care clinic.

Traveling dental clinic to bring smiles
Leader-Telegram, JUNE 14, 2016
Set in Eau Claire for the first time since its start eight years ago, a dental clinic expects to serve more than 2,000 people in two days.

Volunteers leave their mark on smiles in the Chippewa Valley at dental event
WEAU 13-Eau Claire, JUNE 18, 2016
More than a thousand volunteers from all across the state have made their mark on smiles in the Chippewa Valley this weekend.

TODAY INTERVIEW: WDA Mission of Mercy
WEAU 13- Eau Claire, JUNE 15, 2016
The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy will hold a 2-day free dental clinic in Eau Claire.


Fluoride and community water fluoridation

ADA applauds final announcement on optimal fluoride level in drinking water
American Dental Association, APRIL 27, 2015
The American Dental Association (ADA) today commended the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for announcing the final recommendation for the optimal level of fluoride in community water systems.

La Crosse water given clean bill of health in 2015
The La Crosse water utility had no violations in 2015, according to the water quality report released Thursday by water utility manager Mark Johnson.

 


Access to care

Madison hospitals plan special needs dental care
WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, JUNE 9, 2015
Meriter, St. Mary’s and UW hospitals are planning a joint program to give dental care to patients who require full sedation, which would replace the service after Meriter’s Max W. Pohle Dental Clinic closes this month.

Access to dental care still a problem for low-income people in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, FEB. 9, 2015
One day after Monica Hebl of Burleigh Dental in Milwaukee returned from a nine-day dental mission to Haiti last month, she saw a child with several serious infections who needed to have four teeth pulled. Some of child’s teeth were black.

Survival coalition identifies concerns for people with disabilities in budget proposal
THE WHEELER REPORT, FEB. 4, 2015
Governor Walker’s 2015-2017 Biennial Budget request outlines big reforms and changes to supports that Wisconsinites with disabilities rely upon to stay healthy, live and work in their communities.

Meriter to close dental clinic, give $1 million to Access for dental care
WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, AUG. 29, 2014
Meriter-UnityPoint Health plans to close Meriter Hospital’s Max W. Pohle Dental Clinic next year and give $1 million to Access Community Health Centers to expand its dental services, the organizations announced Friday.


Dental education

Dentists: Your Health’s First Line of Defense
MILWAUKEE MAGAZINE, JAN. 30, 2014
“I had to force myself to get out of bed … to do everything.” That’s how Linda Small remembers life in 2011, when exhaustion made even simple daily activities seem insurmountable.


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