Community dental clinics
As a public service, the WDA makes available 24/7 via its website a list of reduced rate dental clinics across Wisconsin. Note this is not a complete list and it is periodically updated using information made available to the WDA. While many WDA member dentists generously donate their time and services at these clinics, the WDA as an association is not affiliated with any of the clinics.
Note the WDA and member dentists work with numerous state and community groups to identify low-income children with the greatest need to receive dental treatment through GKAS®. These events are not open to the general public. If you are looking for reduced or free dental care for your child, contact your local health department or click here for a list of reduced rate dental clinics across the state.
Mission of Mercy
Originating in Virginia and spreading throughout the United States, the WDA Foundation and WDA Mission of Mercy dental program has provided $2.9 million in free dental services and treatment through more than 5,700 patient visits since 2000.
The Wisconsin MOM program provides care to the uninsured, the under-insured and anyone who otherwise has difficulty getting to a dentist. Those who show up for care, children and adults, and don’t have any medically compromising condition that would prohibit them from receiving care are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
Donated Dental Services
The WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services program is directed at people who are unable to afford needed dental care because of a limited income which is clearly linked to a permanent disability, chronic illness or advanced age (65 and older). All the information pertaining to the applicant’s need is based on a completed application and a phone interview done by the referral coordinator.
WDA member dentists donate millions of dollars in charitable care annually to low-income children and adults through a wide variety of outreach events like GKAS® and through their private practices. “Dentists Do Serve (DDS) and Dentists Make a Difference (DMD)” in communities across Wisconsin.
State medical assistance programs
Individuals enrolled in Wisconsin’s medical assistance programs should contact ForwardHealth at 800-362-3002 to locate a dentist provider. Residents in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Kenosha counties should call the Managed Care Services MA helpline at 608-266-7894.