Menards Conference Center, 5150 Old Mil Plaza in Eau Claire
June 17-18, 2016
2016 WDA Mission of Mercy
U.S. Surgeon General recognizes oral health as an integral part of a person’s total health, with the dentist being the primary oral health care provider.
Goals of the Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy:
The eighth WDA Mission of Mercy will be held June 17 – 18, 2016 at the Menards Conference Center in Eau Claire. Setup is June 16 and teardown is June 18.
While we are unable to provide care at MOM to patients with medically compromising conditions (e.g., extremely high blood pressure, severe disabilities), arrangements have been made to treat 50 pre-screened Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes.
Tax deductible financial donations and in-kind contributions may be made through the WDA Foundation to help cover $210,000 in costs for dental equipment and facility rental, supplies, pharmaceuticals and food at WDA MOM.
Dentists do serve their communities, but charity is not a sufficient health care system for meeting the needs of individuals with limited financial resources, including the 1 million (20 percent) Wisconsin residents who annually receive medical assistance.
Ensuring residents have proper dental care is important to our state economically and socially.
Preventive care and early treatment of oral disease saves money, pain and time in the dental chair.
For each WDA Mission of Mercy event, funds are needed to help cover dental equipment and facility rental, supplies, pharmaceuticals and food costs. For every $1 received we are able to provide $6 – $8 in needed care.
Dr. Lynn Lepak-McSorley, 2016 WDA Mission of Mercy state chair
Dr. Lynn Lepak-McSorley is state chair of the eighth WDA Mission of Mercy being held this June at the Menards Conference Center in Eau Claire after volunteering at MOM events in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 and 2015.
She is a resident of New Berlin, Wisconsin with a general dental practice in Milwaukee. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Lepak-McSorley has been a supervising dentist for the Milwaukee Area Technical College dental hygiene program since 2010.
She is a past-president of the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association and has represented the Greater Milwaukee Region on the WDA Board of Trustees since November 2012.
Dr. Lepak-McSorley has been active with GMDA’s annual Give Kids A Smile® charitable care outreach since 2007. She has donated her dental services to children in the Milwaukee Public School Head Start program since 2009.
She earned a degree in biology from Marquette University before continuing on to earn her DDS degree from that institution’s school of dentistry. Dr. Lepak-McSorley was inducted into the American College of Dentists in 2012 and the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 2013.
Dr. Tammy Boudry, 2016 WDA Mission of Mercy vice chair
Dr. Tammy Boudry is the state vice chair of the eighth WDA Mission of Mercy on June 17 and 18 at the Menards Conference Center in Eau Claire.
She previously volunteered at MOM events in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Dr. Boudry started working as a dental hygienist in 1999, and completed bachelor’s degree in health sciences. After earning a DDS degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry in 2006, she completed a two year, post-graduate orthodontics program in Chicago.
In 2014, Dr. Boudry opened Boudry Dental, a general dental practice, in Fond du Lac. Unique to the practice is the use of a dental therapy dog.
She is a member of the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association and Brown Door Kewaunee Dental Society.
A large part of Dr. Boudry’s career has been spent working with underserved children through the Brown County Oral Health Partnership. She is a member of the Greater Green Bay Women’s Dental Study Club.
In 2015, Dr. Boudry received the WDA Pyramid of Pride 2015 New Dentist Leadership Award.
She enjoys volunteering with her church, schools, Fond du Lac Noon Kiwanis, St. Baldrick’s Foundation and Sigma, a nonprofit, women’s organization.
Dr. Boudry also participates in various charitable programs, including Agnesian Living Smart, Give Kids A Smile (R), Special Olympics Healthy Athletes, Head Start and WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services. She has traveled on more than a dozen mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Guatemala.
Dr. Boudry also mentors three dental students through the WDA MUSOD and Pierre Fauchard Academy Mentor Program.
Dr. Jeff Jones, 2016 WDA Mission of Mercy local co-chair
Dr. Jeff Jones is the local committee chair of the eighth WDA Mission of Mercy being held this June at the Menards Conference Center in Eau Claire after volunteering at MOM events in 2012 and 2014.
He is a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who continues to teach part-time at the Chippewa Valley Technical College in conjunction with its program with Marquette University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Jones attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire before earning his dental degree from MUSOD. He completed a general practice residency at the East Orange New Jersey Veterans Hospital before teaching and serving as coordinator for the general practice residency at the Lions VA Hospital in New Jersey.
After returning to Wisconsin, he completed an oral and maxillofacial surgery training at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.
Dr. Jones serves on the Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation and with other community groups, including the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce.
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The WDA has 3,000 member dentists and a number of dental hygienists. With just 3,500 licensed dentists in the state, the WDA is considered the leading voice for dentistry in Wisconsin. WDA members are committed to promoting professional excellence and quality oral health care. Established in 1870, the WDA is headquartered in West Allis and has a legislative office in Madison. The WDA is affiliated with the American Dental Association – the largest and oldest national dental association in the world.
As the philanthropic arm of the Wisconsin Dental Association, the WDA Foundation is committed to making a difference by improving the oral health of Wisconsin residents through its support of projects that provide dental care for the disadvantaged while meeting the current and future needs of the dental profession.
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