Amanda Peterson is the Digital Communications Manager for the WDA.

Low-income, disabled adults receive $437,000 in charitable oral care through WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Dentists volunteering through the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program provided $437,918 in charitable dental care to 85 adults in the state who are disabled, low-income, elderly and uninsured between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Dental laboratories in Wisconsin also played a significant role in these efforts by contributing an additional $15,639 in materials and services of their own. Continue Reading Low-income, disabled adults receive $437,000 in charitable oral care through WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services

WDA Foundation gives back to dental and hygiene students with $30,000 in scholarships

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation today announced it has awarded $30,000 in 2021 scholarships to dental and hygiene students in Wisconsin. The scholarships will help alleviate dental education expenses for those students and help ensure the availability of quality oral care throughout the state for years to come. Continue Reading WDA Foundation gives back to dental and hygiene students with $30,000 in scholarships

Register now for WDA’s big (in-person!) November events!

Register to attend Annual CE & Networking event with Kirk Behrendt’s “The 4 Keys to Master Treatment as a Team” on Nov. 11 at the Brookfield Conference Center. Take part in the WDA House of Delegates meeting on Friday & Saturday, Nov. 12-13. Have fun at the 151st Anniversary & Pyramid of Pride Awards dinner (John McGivern to perform) on Friday, Nov. 12. Continue Reading Register now for WDA’s big (in-person!) November events!

WDA President Dr. Paula Crum Praises LRB 1534-1 Authorizing EFDAs, Requests Lawmakers to Co-sponsor

The Wisconsin Dental Association today released the following statement from WDA President Dr. Paula Crum, a Green Bay periodontist, after LRB 1534-1 was released for co-sponsorship:
“On behalf of the 3,100 members of the Wisconsin Dental Association, I want to thank Sen. Mary Felzkowski and Rep. Jon Plumer for authoring LRB 1534-1, which authorizes the use of Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries (EFDAs) in Wisconsin. We are grateful for the authors’ continued passion and dedication toward addressing oral health in Wisconsin. Continue Reading WDA President Dr. Paula Crum Praises LRB 1534-1 Authorizing EFDAs, Requests Lawmakers to Co-sponsor

WDA thanks Gov. Evers, legislators for bipartisan action on new dentist vaccine law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 22, 2021 – The Wisconsin Dental Association today released the following statement from WDA President Dr. Paula Crum (Green Bay), after Gov. Tony Evers signed legislation to allow dentists to administer certain vaccines: Continue Reading WDA thanks Gov. Evers, legislators for bipartisan action on new dentist vaccine law

WDA APPLAUDS ASSEMBLY’S UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF DENTAL VACCINE BILL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 16, 2021 – The Wisconsin Dental Association today released the following statement from WDA President Dr. Paula Crum, a Green Bay periodontist, regarding the State Assembly passing Assembly Bill 124, which would allow dentists to administer certain vaccines:
Continue Reading WDA APPLAUDS ASSEMBLY’S UNANIMOUS PASSAGE OF DENTAL VACCINE BILL

Free, on-demand MUSoD web course fulfills opioid CE requirement

With options for in-person CE courses limited during the pandemic, we’ve got good news from the Marquette University School of Dentistry (MUSoD) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health. The two are offering a free, on-demand web course – “Comprehensive Training for Dentists: Dental Pain Management in the Midst of the Evolving Substance Use Disorder Epidemic” – that fulfills the two CE credits of opioid instruction required for licensure in Wisconsin.

Instructors for the webinar are Dr. Joseph Best (Waukesha), a part-time MUSoD faculty member and board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, and Wisconsin State Dental Director Dr. Russ Dunkel (Madison). The web-based course requires the viewing of multiple videos (totaling two hours), followed by an emailed test. Register now! Continue Reading Free, on-demand MUSoD web course fulfills opioid CE requirement