2016 WDA MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS PREVIEW (3:21)
“We are seizing a wonderful opportunity to communicate with our members and efficiently share information on a scale that was unimaginable when many of us started practicing dentistry,” said WDA Editor Dr. Robert Darling (Sheboygan) when introducing the new and improved WDA communications to a packed, albeit early 7 a.m., session of the House of Delegates on Oct. 17, 2015. “Join the conversation. Share your ideas, photos and stories to help make this a positive change for all of us,” Dr. Darling said.
NATIONAL ORTHODONTIC HEALTH MONTH WITH DR. ED LIN (4:38)
October is National Orthodontic Health Month. WDA orthodontist Dr. Ed Lin (De Pere) shared information with WFRV-TV Local 5 Live viewers about how braces can help children and adults have healthy smiles for a lifetime. #OwnYourSmile!
NATIONAL ORTHODONTIC HEALTH MONTH WITH DR. KIRK DAVIES (4:22)
WDA member and orthodontist Dr. Kirk Davies (Waukesha) celebrates National Orthodontic Health Month with a visit to FOX Focus. He tells how orthodontic treatment contributes to great smiles and healthy mouths in this #OwnYourSmile segment.
FAMILY HEALTH AND FITNESS MONTH WITH DR. MIKE GRADY (4:23)
Mouthguards and how the ADA Seal of Acceptance helps consumers identify effective oral hygiene products are discussed by WDA general dentist and Marquette University School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Mike Grady (Milwaukee) in this September 2015 FOX Focus #OwnYourSmile segment for Family Health and Fitness Month.
MOUTHGUARDS WITH DR. JAMIE MLNARIK (3:58)
September is Family Health and Fitness Month. WDA general dentist Dr. Jamie Mlnarik (Green Bay) uses the occasion to talk about the importance of mouthguards and how the ADA Seal of Acceptance helps consumers choose oral hygiene products during her interview on WFRV-TV’s Local 5 Live. #OwnYourSmile!
MARK JOHNSON AT WDA INSESSION (1:02)
Join Mark Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison women’s hockey coach, former National Hockey League player and 1980 U.S. Olympic “Miracle on Ice” Gold Medal hockey team member for “Winning Teamwork” at 8 a.m. on Oct. 15 at WDA InSession at Monona Terrace in Madison.
PATIENT VOICES AT WDA MISSION OF MERCY (3:29)
Four patients, including a Special Olympics Wisconsin athlete, tell how the seventh WDA Mission of Mercy held in June 2015 in Fond du Lac, Wis. gave them a reason to smile. More than $1.02 million in charitable care was provided by 1,230 volunteers during 1,428 patient visits.
NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY WITH DR. RYAN DULDE (4:24)
Some 35 million Americans suffer from recurring halitosis or bad breath. In recognition of National Fresh Breath Day on Aug. 6, WDA general dentist Dr. Ryan Dulde (Eagle) tells how poor oral health and medical disorders contribute to this embarrassing condition in this FOX Focus #OwnYourSmile segment
NATIONAL FRESH BREATH DAY WITH DR. MOIRA KRAFT (5:59)
WDA member and Brown Door Kewaunee Dental Society Secretary Dr. Moira Kraft (De Pere) shares important information about prevention and treatment of halitosis in this National Fresh Breath Day (Aug. 6) interview on WFRV-TV’s Local 5 Live. #OwnYourSmile!
SENSITIVE TEETH WITH DR. JESSICA PASANO (4:28)
WDA member Dr. Jessica Pasono (Appleton) visited WFRV-TV’s Local 5 Live show in July to share information about tooth sensitivity – its causes and treatments. #OwnYourSmile and celebrate National Ice Cream Day (July 19) all summer long!
NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY WITH DR. ANGELA LUECK (4:22)
If you have sensitive teeth, you may hesitate to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 19. WDA general dentist Dr. Angela Lueck (Milwaukee) discussed causes of tooth sensitivity and treatment options when she visited FOX Focus on July 15. #OwnYourSmile
LAWMAKER VOICES FROM WDA MISSION OF MERCY 2015 (3:02)
State Sen. Richard Gudex (R-Fond du Lac), State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac and State Rep. Daniel Riemer (D-Milwaukee) share their views after touring MOM.
WDA VOLUNTEER VOICES FROM WDA MISSION OF MERCY 2015 (3:22)
WDA Legislative Advocacy Chair Dr. Steve Stoll (Neenah) and general dentist member Dr. Russ Christian (Mount Horeb) take a break from treating MOM patients to explain the dental perspective.
MEN’S HEALTH MONTH WITH DR. BRIAN WACKWITZ (4:12)
WDA member Dr. Brian Wackwitz (Howard) visited WFRV-TV’s Local 5 Live show in June – Men’s Health Month to encourage men of all ages to #OwnYourSmile because of oral health’s impact on heart disease, diabetes, prostate health, erectile dysfunction and cancer.
MEN’S HEALTH MONTH WITH DR. JOHN MOSER (4:22)
WDA treasurer and general dentist Dr. John R. Moser (Milwaukee) visited FOX Focus in June – Men’s Health Month to share information about how poor oral health in men impacts other conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, prostate health, erectile dysfunction and cancer. Learn why it’s important for men of all ages to #OwnYourSmile
WDA MISSION OF MERCY 2015 WITH DR. ANDY RASMUSSEN (4:23)
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 2015 WITH DR. MIKE CAHLAMER (4:23)
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.
WDA LEGISLATIVE DAY 2015 (3:14)
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and State Rep. Gary Tauchen (R-Bonduel) express support for the dental Medicaid pilot in Brown, Polk and Racine counties in the proposed 2015-16 budget and explain what they’re expecting in terms of clarification, evaluation and expansion in this WDA-TV report.
ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH DR. COURTNEY ANDERSON (4:13)
Board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and Brown Door Kewaunee Dental Society Vice President Dr. Courtney Anderson (Green Bay) educated Local 5 Live viewers during April (Oral Cancer Awareness Month) about oral cancer’s causes and symptoms and the importance of regular screenings.
ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH DR. GLENN GEQUILLANA (4:22)
WDA general dentist Dr. Glenn Gequillana (Milwaukee) visited FOX Focus in April – Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. G discusses causes, symptoms and the importance of annual oral cancer screenings in this Own Your Smile segment.
NO CONCERT FOR YOU (0:33)
The new “No Concert” WDA Own Your Smile TV spot highlights the financial and emotional cost of missing a special event when dental pain sends someone to the hospital emergency room.
WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY WITH DR. ADAM PASONO (4:43)
WDA general dentist Dr. Adam Pasono (Green Bay) celebrated World Oral Health Day on March 20 with a visit to WFRV-TV’s “Local 5 Live” show. Dr. Pasono explains how tooth decay is a serious and infectious disease that impacts people of all ages in this Own Your Smile segment.
WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY WITH DR. GENE SHOEMAKER (4:23)
WDA past-president Dr. Gene Shoemaker (Waukesha) visited FOX Focus in March to celebrate World Oral Health Day. He discusses how tooth decay is a serious and infectious disease that impacts people of all ages in this Own Your Smile segment.
BABY TEETH MATTER WITH DR. STEVE STOLL (3:39)
WDA Past-President Dr. Steve Stoll (Neenah) visits WFRV-TV’s “Local 5 Live” show during National Children’s Dental Health Month to explain why baby teeth matter. He also highlights a new effort by dentists and pediatricians to reduce tooth decay among all children beginning at age 1.
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH WITH DR. LYNN LEPAK-MCSORLEY (4:22)
WDA Greater Milwaukee Trustee Dr. Lynn Lepak-McSorley (Milwaukee) visited FOX Focus during National Children’s Dental Health Month. In this interview, she explains why baby teeth matter and announces a new collaborative effort by dentists and pediatricians to fight tooth decay in all children statewide.
DENTAL ANXIETY AND SEDATION WITH DR. PETE HEHLI (4:09)
WDA Northeast Region 2 Trustee Dr. Pete Hehli (Appleton) urged viewers not to let dental anxiety get in the way of their good oral health in 2015. He highlighted advances in dental diagnosis, treatment and sedation during a Jan. 16 Own Your Smile segment on WFRV-TV’s “Local 5 Live”.
DENTAL ANXIETY AND OWN YOUR SMILE DR. PAUL LEVINE (4:24)
WDA President Dr. Paul Levine (Milwaukee) kicked off new monthly Own Your Smile series with Jan. 21 appearance on WITI-TV’s FOX Focus. Dr. Levine shared how improved diagnosis, treatment and sedation options reduce dental anxiety, so patients can enjoy good oral health.
NO VACATION FOR YOU (0:33)
New TV spot for WDA Own Your Smile oral health literacy awareness campaign highlights how ignoring one’s dental health can be emotionally and financially costly