Dr. James Morgenroth, general dentist and resident of Brookfield, Wis., has been named president of the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation.
The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation has announced $57,515 in grants and designated funding to 19 programs that bring oral health care to low-income Wisconsin residents and provide other dentistry-related services.
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The year was 1957. Milwaukee earned its only baseball world championship. Sputnik was the first artificial satellite launched into space. Dr. John Borden, invented a hand-held drill that obtained speeds of up to 300,000 rotations per minute, reducing the time it took to prepare a tooth for filling. And the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation was established.
The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was developed in response to dentists’ requests for a way to provide tax-deductible contributions to charitable, scientific and educational oral health endeavors – particularly in the dental science and public health arenas.
Through the years, oral diseases and conditions continue to result in needless pain and suffering, difficulty in speaking, chewing and swallowing, increased costs of care, loss of self-esteem, loss of work and school days and, in extreme cases, they can even lead to death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 40 percent of low-income adults have at least one untreated decayed tooth, compared to 16 percent of non-poor adults.
The U.S. Surgeon General recognizes oral health as an integral part of a person’s total health. No one can be truly healthy unless he or she is free from the burden of oral diseases and conditions.
The WDA Foundation recognizes these issues and stands up for:
The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation is committed to improving the oral health and overall well-being of Wisconsin residents while supporting the needs of the dental community.
Undertaking select signature projects that will provide the greatest oral health outcomes for our population
The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation, Inc. is the WDA’s affiliated charity and home to its charitable programs. The organizations are separate legal bodies and are exempt under different sections of the Internal Revenue Code. The WDA Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, while the WDA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit entity. The Foundation is guided by individual bylaws and is governed by a separate volunteer Board of Directors.
All donations to the WDA Foundation are deductible to the full extent of the law.
The WDA Foundation sincerely thanks you. Your support makes this good work possible.
For more information about the WDA Foundation, please contact:
WDA Foundation Executive Director
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 2360
West Allis, WI 53214