Joint Finance Committee Approves Creation of Rural Dental Student Scholarship Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MADISON – May 17, 2019 – Dr. Patrick Tepe, president of the Wisconsin Dental Association, today released the following statement regarding JFC’s approval of the Marquette University School of Dentistry (MUSoD) Rural Scholarship program. Continue Reading Joint Finance Committee Approves Creation of Rural Dental Student Scholarship Program

Rural scholarship proposal for dental students ‘a great step forward’ in helping rural Wisconsinites access oral health care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -WEST ALLIS, May 6, 2019- Dr. Patrick Tepe, president of the Wisconsin Dental Association, today released the following statement regarding the proposed Marquette University School of Dentistry Rural Track Scholarship. The program, which would provide a scholarship to MUSoD dental students who agree to practice in a rural Wisconsin dental health professional shortage area (DHPSA) for up to six years after graduation, is included as part of the Rural Wisconsin Initiative introduced as LRB 2671 by Sen. Patrick Testin (R-Stevens Point), Rep. Tony Kurtz (R-Wonewoc), and 21 additional legislators. Continue Reading Rural scholarship proposal for dental students ‘a great step forward’ in helping rural Wisconsinites access oral health care

Medicaid Dental Pilot Demonstrates Initial Success

MADISON, WIS. Feb. 27, 2019 – Dr. Patrick Tepe, a general dentist practicing in Verona and president of the Wisconsin Dental Association, today issued the following statement after release Wednesday of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute’s evaluation of the first year of the state’s four-county Medicaid dental pilot program: Continue Reading Medicaid Dental Pilot Demonstrates Initial Success

State’s leading voice for oral health encourages more collaboration with Wisconsin’s dental professionals to truly increase access to care

WEST ALLIS, WIS., Feb. 11, 2019 – Dr. Patrick Tepe, a Verona dentist and president of the Wisconsin Dental Association, today issued the following statement in response to reports that Gov. Tony Evers plans to include several major oral health initiatives in his upcoming executive budget proposal Continue Reading State’s leading voice for oral health encourages more collaboration with Wisconsin’s dental professionals to truly increase access to care

WDA welcomes new director of membership and communications

WEST ALLIS, WIS., Jan. 14, 2019 – The Wisconsin Dental Association is proud to announce and welcome Brenna Sadler, APR, as the new director of membership and communications. She is responsible for growing and maintaining the association’s membership, guiding media relations and overseeing all online and print publications and communications. Continue Reading WDA welcomes new director of membership and communications