Legislative Day

Legislative Day


WDA Legislative Day takes place every odd-numbered year, when hundreds of Wisconsin dentists and Marquette University School of Dentistry students gather in Madison for a morning session focusing on the WDA’s legislative efforts and priorities. After lunch, they spend the afternoon at the Capitol, meeting with lawmakers and staff and advocating for issues important to dentistry. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 ● 9 a.m. ● Monona Terrace, Madison




  • 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast - Ballroom ABCD (Level 4)
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Program - Ballroom ABCD (Level 4)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch - Grand Terrace
  • 1:45 p.m. - Meetings at the Capitol

Registration Fees:

  • $35 - Early Bird Registration thru Feb. 28
  • $40 - March 1 - 15

The following components will directly pay member registration fees.  Members may register online at no cost.  Component leadership may contact the WDA Legislative Office at 608-250-3442, or e-mail evaladez@wda.org to set up component billing.

  • Fond du Lac County Dental Society
  • Racine County Dental Society
  • Sauk Juneau Adams County Dental Society

Marquette Dental Students:

MUSOD D2 and D3 students will be joining us for the day. All students need to be matched with a dentist "host" for the afternoon Capitol visits. Students are transported to and from Madison via bus; dentist hosts are not responsible for student transportation or fees. Dentist hosts and students will be assigned together at lunch tables, please state if you are a mentor with a protégé and provide the name(s).


Individual/Group Capitol Appointments:

Capitol appointments are scheduled by individual dentists or component groups.  Information regarding scheduling of Capitol appointments will be sent to attendees prior to the meeting.

In even-numbered years, the WDA works with member dentists to meet with legislators in their home districts. These meetings are valuable opportunities for one-on-one or small group conversations on key issues.

If you’d like to schedule a meeting with your local lawmaker(s), please contact WDA Director of Government Services Joe Mesec at jmesec@wda.org or 414-755-4130.