Amanda Peterson is the Digital Communications Manager for the WDA.

NEARLY $430,000 IN ORAL TREATMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR ELDERLY, DISABLED ADULTS MADE POSSIBLE BY WISCONSIN DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION’S DONATED DENTAL SERVICES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 18, 2020 – Volunteer dentists participating in the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program helped administer $429,522 in charitable dental care to 111 disabled, elderly, low-income and uninsured adults around the state between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. During this period, dental laboratories in Wisconsin made an additional contribution of $21,934 in materials and services. Continue Reading NEARLY $430,000 IN ORAL TREATMENT AND SUPPLIES FOR ELDERLY, DISABLED ADULTS MADE POSSIBLE BY WISCONSIN DENTAL ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION’S DONATED DENTAL SERVICES

Borgerding joins Wisconsin Dental Association as Director of Government Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  July 7, 2020, WEST ALLIS – The Wisconsin Dental Association today announced that Christopher Borgerding has joined the Association as Director of Government Services. In this position, he will manage the Association’s relationships with state legislators and regulators; oversee WDA actions on dental benefits, insurance and public health issues; assist in directing activities of the WDA Political Action Committee (WIDPAC); and more. Continue Reading Borgerding joins Wisconsin Dental Association as Director of Government Services

Pioneer dentist: Dr. Chet Bennett (Clintonville)

Dr. Elhanan “Chet” Winchester Bennett was born March 31, 1823, in Rushford, New York. He settled in Clintonville in 1855 and was the pioneer dentist. He was also a timber cruiser, hotel keeper, surveyor, justice of the peace, veterinarian, trapper and the region’s dentist. Dr. Bennett came from a family of farmers. He picked up the… Continue Reading Pioneer dentist: Dr. Chet Bennett (Clintonville)

Faries and Miner: Prominent Milwaukee dentists

Dr. Robert J. Faries, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, came to Milwaukee in 1844. Dr. George Barber Miner was born in Ogden, New York. Dr. Miner was both a physician and dentist. He lived in Milwaukee in 1845, when he and Dr. Faries began to practice together. A record of this partnership was engraved in… Continue Reading Faries and Miner: Prominent Milwaukee dentists

The WDA Foundation Provides Grants for 2020

Thanks to your donations to the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation, 18 non-profit organizations and 2 WDA Foundation programs will have a little extra funding in 2020 to strengthen their oral care programs. The WDA Foundation awarded nearly $45,000 in grant funding to programs across the state that follow the foundation’s mission of improving the oral… Continue Reading The WDA Foundation Provides Grants for 2020

150 Years of Moving Dentistry Forward

The Wisconsin Dental Association celebrates its sesquicentennial in 2020. On Sept. 30, 1870, a group of dentists gathered at the Milwaukee office of Dr. Henry Faville to form the Wisconsin State Dental Society. 150 years later, the WDA boasts 3,100+ members. Enjoy the anniversary video presented by D&S Labs Save the date for the 150th… Continue Reading 150 Years of Moving Dentistry Forward

WDA Applauds Assembly Passage of Rural Dental Access Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MADISON, Jan. 21, 2020 – Dr. Thomas Raimann, President of the Wisconsin Dental Association, today released the following statement after the State Assembly passed AB 258, which would create the Rural Scholarship Program at the Marquette University School of Dentistry (MUSOD). Continue Reading WDA Applauds Assembly Passage of Rural Dental Access Bill

Continuing Education Roundup

Until 2007, Wisconsin was one of three states left who didn’t require continuing education of its licensed dentists. This CE requirement was signed into law by then Gov. Jim Doyle and eliminated criticism from other groups who might have misinterpreted the lack of mandatory CE as a lack of commitment to ongoing professional education. Upcoming… Continue Reading Continuing Education Roundup