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
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
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.