WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services Provides $346,494 in Care for Elderly, Disabled Adults

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  WEST ALLIS, Jan. 16, 2020 – Dentists who volunteered through the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program provided 115 disabled, senior, low-income and uninsured Wisconsin adults with $346,494 in much-needed charitable dental care between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. In addition, dental laboratories across the state contributed $22,073 in materials and services. Continue Reading WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services Provides $346,494 in Care for Elderly, Disabled Adults

New Year, New Smile: Resolutions for a Healthy Mouth

WEST ALLIS, WIS., Dec. 26, 2019 –  The New Year is coming, and it’s time to make your resolution! Choosing one can be easy, but sticking with it can be challenging. If you’re still undecided on your resolution, or have room for one more, make your goal a healthier smile with some simple changes to your oral hygiene routine. Continue Reading New Year, New Smile: Resolutions for a Healthy Mouth

WDA recognizes 14 for contributions to organized dentistry and public oral health

WEST ALLIS, WIS. – Dr. Julio Rodriguez, a general dentist in Brodhead, is the recipient of the 2019 Wisconsin Dental Association Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of the time, energy and expertise he has contributed to organized dentistry throughout his career.  Rodriguez was one of 14 awardees honored by the 3,100-member statewide professional dental organization on Nov. 8 at the annual Pyramid of Pride Awards held at The Lismore Hotel in Eau Claire. Continue Reading WDA recognizes 14 for contributions to organized dentistry and public oral health

Dr. Thomas Raimann of Milwaukee sworn in as state dental association president

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- WEST ALLIS, WIS. NOV. 11, 2019 – Dr. Thomas Raimann, a resident of Milwaukee, was sworn in as president of the 3,100-member Wisconsin Dental Association at the organization’s 149th House of Delegates on Nov. 8 at The Lismore Hotel in Eau Claire. Dr. Raimann is a retired general dentist following more than 30 years of private practice in Hales Corners. Continue Reading Dr. Thomas Raimann of Milwaukee sworn in as state dental association president

Give Kids A Smile® and Head Start Dental Day to provide $25,000 in donated care to low-income children

MILWAUKEE, WIS., Sept. 19, 2019 – Hundreds of children from low-income families in the Milwaukee area will receive free dental exams, fluoride treatments, cleanings, oral health education and limited emergency treatment from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1801 W. Wisconsin Ave. The total amount of donated dental care is estimated to reach $25,000 on the day, and even includes oral hygiene instruction to parents and caregivers on the habits that their children should practice at home. Continue Reading Give Kids A Smile® and Head Start Dental Day to provide $25,000 in donated care to low-income children

Brushing for two: Dental health tips for expecting mothers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 9, 2019, WEST ALLIS – If you’re expecting a newborn this month, you’re one of many! According to data compiled from the National Center for Health Statistics and the Social Security Administration, September is the most common birthday month in the U.S. – and it’s not even close. No matter when a mother’s expecting, it’s important to make healthy choices, especially when it comes to caring for her teeth and gums. Continue Reading Brushing for two: Dental health tips for expecting mothers

WDA Foundation awards $16,500 in dental and hygiene scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEST ALLIS, June 26, 2019 – The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation is helping lighten the higher-education financial load of 11 dental and dental hygiene students in the state by awarding them a combined $16,500 in scholarships. Continue Reading WDA Foundation awards $16,500 in dental and hygiene scholarships

Joint committee on finance provides critical investments in oral health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MADISON, June 5, 2019 – Dr. Patrick Tepe, a general dentist in Verona and president of the Wisconsin Dental Association, today released the following statement regarding the Joint Committee on Finance’s vote to retain the Medicaid pilot program and increase investments in oral health for the state’s most vulnerable residents. Continue Reading Joint committee on finance provides critical investments in oral health

WDA Foundation Smile grants help another 6,912 have healthier smiles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEST ALLIS, May 30, 2019 – Nine community outreach programs in Wisconsin helped 6,912 children and adults have healthier smiles during 2018 thanks to toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste donated by the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation. Continue Reading WDA Foundation Smile grants help another 6,912 have healthier smiles