Sip All Day, Get Decay: Avoid the dental dangers of sipping sugary, acidic beverages

The “Sip All Day, Get Decay” slogan isn’t just meant to be a catchy tagline – it’s a warning based in fact! As people get back to work, school and fall sports after a fun-filled summer, the Wisconsin Dental Association is cautioning against daylong sipping of sugary and acidic drinks. Continue Reading Sip All Day, Get Decay: Avoid the dental dangers of sipping sugary, acidic beverages

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

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

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

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

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

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