Dr. Timothy Durtsche, WDA president
Wisconsin Dental Association President Dr. Tim Durtsche is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who lives and practices in La Crosse, Wis. He was sworn in as president of the 3,145-member statewide organization for dentists and dental hygienists at its 142nd House of Delegates meeting on Nov. 17, 2012.
He joined WDA leadership in 2004 as a trustee for the Southwest Region. Dr. Durtsche is a past-president of the La Crosse District Dental Society and the Wisconsin Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
A former chief of hospital staff, he currently chairs the dental staff at Mayo Clinic Healthcare Franciscan La Crosse. He also is an adjunct clinical faculty member for the Gundersen-Lutheran Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency.
A University of Minnesota School of Dentistry graduate, he has an oral and maxillofacial surgery certificate from University of Minnesota Hospitals. Dr. Durtsche is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Durtsche and his wife Sue were local co-chairs for the first WDA Foundation and WDA Mission of Mercy held in La Crosse in June 2009. He is a Donated Dental Services volunteer, former co-chair of the La Crosse Fluoridation Initiative and a past-president of the Rotary Foundation of La Crosse.
Dr. Julio Rodriguez, WDA president-elect
Wisconsin Dental Association President-Elect Dr. Julio Rodriguez is a general dentist who lives and practices in Brodhead, Wis.
He joined WDA leadership in 2005 as a trustee for the Southwest Region. Dr. Rodriguez has represented the WDA in the American Dental Association House of Delegates as an alternate or delegate since 2005. Dr. Rodriguez has also served on the WDA Insurance & Services Inc. advisory board.
A past-president of the Green County Dental Society, he also is a member of the Rock County, Chicago and Hispanic Dental Societies.
Among the groups benefiting from his volunteerism are Green County Health Department Advisory Board, Fowler Memorial Free Dental Clinic, Green County Seal A Smile, Give Kids A Smile® and WDA Mission of Mercy.
A fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentists, Dr. Rodriguez is a recipient of the Lions Club International Foundation’s Melvin Jones Fellowship for humanitarian service.
He is a graduate of the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru.
Dr. Paul Levine, WDA vice president
He joined the WDA Board of Trustees in 2005 as a representative of the Greater Milwaukee Region. Dr. Levine has chaired the WDA Public Relations and Annual Session committees and is a past-president of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association. In 2001, he received the WDA Pyramid of Pride President’s Award of Honor for service to the dental profession.
A graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, he is a past-president of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentists.
Dr. Levine has been active in the Wisconsin Chapter of the Gift of Adoption Foundation, including serving three years as chapter president.
Since 2007, Levine Dental Associates has bought-back more than 4,000 pounds of Halloween candy and collected hundreds of books, DVDs and personal care items for U.S. troops serving overseas.
Dr. Steven Stoll, WDA immediate past-president
A 1976 Marquette University School of Dentistry graduate, Dr. Stoll was a captain in the U.S. Army Dental Corps from 1976 – 1980 during which time he completed a one-year general practice residency. He entered private practice in 1980.
Dr. Stoll worked his way up the Winnebago County Dental Association officer ranks, chaired the Business Liaison Committee and represented his component in the WDA House of Delegates for six years. He joined the WDA board as a Northeast Region trustee in 2003 before being elected vice president in 2009 and president-elect in 2010.
His volunteer commitments include the Tri-County Community Dental Clinic, Give Kids a Smile®, WDA Foundation Donated Dental Services and WDA Mission of Mercy. He is a fellow in the International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Dr. Richard Lofthouse, WDA speaker of the house
Dr. Dick Lofthouse, a general dentist with a private practice in Fennimore, Wis., is serving his fourth term as speaker of the Wisconsin Dental Association House of Delegates. In this role, he presides over the state organization’s annual policymaking body.
Dr. Lofthouse previously served on the WDA board from 1999 – 2005 as a Southwest Region trustee. He also co-chaired the WDA Emergency Preparedness Committee for four years.
Prior to joining the WDA Board of Trustees, Dr. Lofthouse served multiple terms as president of the Southwestern District Dental Society.
Dr. Lofthouse is a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentists and International College of Dentists.
Retired as a brigadier general from the Iowa Army National Guard Dental Corps, Dr. Lofthouse served on the Boscobel Area Health Care Board of Trustees from 1990 – 2002.
He completed a one-year general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs’ Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio after graduation from Marquette University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Robert Brennan, WDA editor
WDA Editor Dr. Robert (Bob) Brennan is a general dentist who works and lives in Neenah, Wis. He was elected in November 2010 to a four-year term.
Dr. Brennan is the editor-in-chief of the award-winning, monthly WDA Journal. He also has day-to-day oversight responsibility for the association’s other print and electronic publications.
He is a 15-year member of the WDA Public Relations Committee, including serving two years as chair. Dr. Brennan is also a former member of the WDA Journal Editorial Board.
Dr. Brennan previously served in WDA leadership as a Northeast Region trustee and is a past-president of the Winnebago County Dental Society. From 2002 – 2006, he represented his WDA and Michigan Dental Association colleagues on the American Dental Association Council on Members Insurance and Retirement Program.
A Tri-County Community Dental Clinic founder and past-president, Dr. Brennan continues to serve on that board and donate his dental services at this charitable care site. He also is a clinic instructor in the Fox Valley Technical College Hygiene Program.
He was a member of the organizing committee for the Neenah-Menasha Church Build for Habitat for Humanity.
Dr. Brennan is a Marquette University School of Dentistry graduate.