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
Kudos to Wisconsin Dental Association, but legislators need to step up
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, JULY 1, 2014
Among the many health care issues facing kids in poverty and low-income families is a lack of proper dental care.
Free dental work brings big smiles downtown
GREEN BAY PRESS GAZETTE, JUNE 28, 2014
As a Special Olympian, Steven Scherer, 42, isn’t one to complain about pain, but when his face swelled up from teeth problems, something needed to be done.
Free dental clinic in downtown Green Bay
FOX 11, JUNE 27, 2014
A statewide organization is making a difference when it comes to dental care.
UPDATED: 2,000 expected to get free dental care in downtown Green Bay event
WBAY CHANNEL 2, JUNE 27, 2014
Hundreds of people are being given a new reason to smile. For two days, the Wisconsin Dental Association is transforming the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay into a large-scale dental clinic offering a wide range of free services.
Mission of Mercy offers free dental care
GREEN BAY PRESS GAZETTE, JUNE 27, 2014
The Wisconsin Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy will be set up in the KI Convention Center Friday and Saturday beginning at 5 a.m. to offer free dental care to the first 1,000 each day.
Volunteers still taking patients for free dental care
WBAY CHANNEL 2, JUNE 27, 2014
If you are in need of dental work, the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy has room for new patients.
Hundreds receive free dental work in Green Bay
GREEN BAY PRESS GAZETTE, JUNE 26, 2014
Editorial: Generous donation of dental health
GREEN BAY PRESS GAZETTE, JUNE 24, 2014
Low-income patients often face obstacles when trying to get dental care.
Fluoride and community water fluoridation
Access to care
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.
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.