Amanda Peterson is the Digital Communications Manager for the WDA.

Gear up for summer: Mouthguard tips to keep your smile safe

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – As Wisconsinites emerge from a long winter and get ready for warm-weather sports and activities, Wisconsin’s dentists recommend that both children and adults make mouthguards part of their summertime sports gear.
 
The American Dental Association and WDA recommend that mouthguards be worn for any competitive or recreational sport in which impact, contact or collision are likely to occur. That includes summer favorites like basketball, lacrosse, soccer, rugby, water polo, in-line skating, baseball, bicycling, softball, volleyball and other contact and limited-contact activities. Continue Reading Gear up for summer: Mouthguard tips to keep your smile safe

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

IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START: FOUR IMPORTANT BENEFITS OF ESTABLISHING A DENTAL HOME FOR YOUR CHILD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 4, 2020

WEST ALLIS, Wis. – With kids, it’s best to expect the unexpected and have a plan in place – especially when it comes to their oral health. Dental problems can begin early and set the stage for a lifetime of health issues, which makes finding a “dental home” that can provide accessible, continued and family-centered care all too important for your child. Continue Reading IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START: FOUR IMPORTANT BENEFITS OF ESTABLISHING A DENTAL HOME FOR YOUR CHILD