Dental Medicaid increases in state budget represent Wisconsin’s first significant investment in oral health in two decades

The Wisconsin Dental Association today released the following statement from WDA President Dr. Paula Crum (Green Bay), after Gov. Tony Evers signed the 2021-23 biennial budget, which includes monumental increases in dental Medicaid reimbursement. “On behalf of the 3,100 members of the Wisconsin Dental Association, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to… Continue Reading Dental Medicaid increases in state budget represent Wisconsin’s first significant investment in oral health in two decades

Member Spotlight: Dr. Rob Wetzel

Editorial Advisory Board member since October 2020 Who/what has inspired you in your career? One of my mentors in the Air Force was an excellent prosthodon­tist – Dr. Trebilcock. He taught me to take my blinders off when working with patients and look at the bigger picture. He is an amazing clinician who helped me… Continue Reading Member Spotlight: Dr. Rob Wetzel

One foot in front of the other

Persistent forward progress – that’s the life mantra of ultramarathon runner Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, a WDA member dentist in Weston. A graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, but born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, Dr. Hoffman got his start at competitive running on the track and cross-country teams at his high school. He would… Continue Reading One foot in front of the other

Getting ready to drop the mask? Spruce up your smile with these tooth tips

WEST ALLIS – Looking forward to being with people in person again? Ready to hit the dating scene? Excited to dine in your favorite restaurant? As COVID restrictions subside and you prepare to show your smile again, you’ll want to be able to take off your mask with confidence, knowing your oral health is up to par. Continue Reading Getting ready to drop the mask? Spruce up your smile with these tooth tips

Run, don’t walk

For many, completing a marathon or an Ironman triathlon is a feat that may never be accomplished. For Dr. Anne Siegrist (Appleton), it’s a feat she’s accomplished 78 times. Born and raised in Appleton, Dr. Siegrist first started to take interest in running, biking and swimming during high school despite the lack of competitive opportunities… Continue Reading Run, don’t walk

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

National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign focuses on the benefits of water consumption

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) and a time meant to bring awareness to children, caregivers and educators about the importance of developing good oral habits at an early age. What was first observed by the ADA as a one-day event in 1949 has evolved into a monthlong celebration uniting dental professionals across… Continue Reading National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign focuses on the benefits of water consumption

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