Complete the dental workforce survey

A dental workforce survey has been distributed by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center. Respondents will receive letters in the mail from the Department of Health Services and emails from the UW Survey Center regarding the survey. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Oral Health Program contracted with the UW Survey Center to administer a… Continue Reading Complete the dental workforce survey

How to testify when supporting a legislative bill

The Wisconsin Dental Association has advocated for several bills lately, and we expect to oppose another bill soon. Since providing public testimony is an important part of what I do as your WDA president, I would like to share a few tips in the event that you are asked to provide testimony. Assembly and Senate committees… Continue Reading How to testify when supporting a legislative bill

Easily access Legislative Day materials

Whether you are attending Legislative Day on Jan. 25 or not, you can now review relevant information right from your phone! Just click on the new icon at the bottom of the home screen. Built into the existing WDAJ-Now app, you can view available Legislative Day materials such as: Itinerary Legislation status Wisconsin legislative directory… Continue Reading Easily access Legislative Day materials

WIDPAC update: Great success at the House of Delegates!

The Wisconsin Dental Association House of Delegates doubles as the single largest fundraising event for Wisconsin Dental Political Action Committee every year. After making some changes to the giving levels, creating a redesigned brochure and initiating a new marketing campaign, our hope was to increase the participation level by member dentists. I’m very pleased to… Continue Reading WIDPAC update: Great success at the House of Delegates!

PDMP mandatory for all prescribers April 1

A recent article about the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the WDA Journal January/February issue got a lot of attention and prompted a flood of phone calls and emails to the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Madison office. Below are the most frequently asked questions about the PDMP. including how to sign up and what this means… Continue Reading PDMP mandatory for all prescribers April 1

What is the dental Medicaid pilot and why should I participate?

For many years, the Wisconsin Dental Association’s legislative agenda included an ask for a multi-county pilot that would test the effects of increased reimbursement rates on reducing barriers to care for patients.  Gov, Scott Walker heard the WDA’s arguments for testing this approach and included a four-county pilot in his 2015-2017 state budget that raised… Continue Reading What is the dental Medicaid pilot and why should I participate?