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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

Free clinic brings smile to patients’ faces
WBAY CHANNEL 12, JUNE 12, 2015
Thousands of people are receiving free dental care Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, thanks to the Wisconsin Dental Association. The Mission of Mercy free clinic is life-changing for some patients.

Plenty of smiles at WDA’s free dental care event
FOND DU LAC REPORTER, JUNE 12, 2015
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Mission of Mercy event, which provides free dental care to those in need, took place in the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Expo Center June 12 and 13.
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Mission of Mercy 2015
FOND DU LAC REPORTER, JUNE 12, 2015
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Mission of Mercy event, which provides free dental care to those in need, took place in the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Expo Center June 12 and 13. 
WDA Mission of Mercy with Dr. Andy Rasmussen
Local5Live WRFV-TV, MAY 28, 2015
On May 28, Wisconsin Dental Association member and general dentist Dr. Andy Rasmussen (De Pere) told Local 5 Live viewers about the upcoming WDA and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy in Fond du Lac in mid-June. He noted that MOM is just one example of how dentists serve their communities.WDA Mission of Mercy with Dr. Mike Cahlamer
FOX Focus, MAY 13, 2015
Wisconsin Dental Association general dentist Dr. Mike Cahlamer (Brookfield) visited FOX Focus in May to announce that this year’s WDA and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy is in Fond du Lac in mid-June. Dr. Cahlamer shared that charitable care events are important, but not a long-term solution to reducing barriers to care.


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.

 


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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