Dental Professionals

Member Benefits

The Wisconsin Dental Association provides valuable membership benefits for every dentist, including local and state legislative advocacy, patient, public and media awareness, continuing education, professional networking, print and electronic communications about important dental issues, special savings on endorsed products and services and many other programs.

Advocate

Recent WDA advocacy efforts have led to a four-county pilot program to demonstrate how  increased Medicaid reimbursement rates can help reduce barriers to care, a requirement that non-dentist owned practices follow the same record-keeping procedures as everyone else and efforts to eliminate insurance companies’ rental of provider networks without notification of dentists.

Staff and contract lobbyists work with dentist leaders and other members to represent the profession’s interests before elected officials and oral health organizations.

The WDA’s Madison Regulatory Hotline provides prompt answers to practice and regulatory questions.

WDA also provides statewide support for community water fluoridation efforts.

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Educate

The WDA and American Dental Association oral health awareness and patient recruitment campaigns generated a combined 22,500+ Find-a-Dentist® searches for Wisconsin members during a recent six-month period.

Patient education materials, such as the Tongue ‘n’ Cheek, and Teeth, too! e-newsletter, and media relations ensure dentistry is well respected in your community.

Serving others through the WDA Mission of Mercy and Donated Dental Services are great ways to volunteer your time and talent, while helping educate the public and lawmakers about how “Dentists Do Serve and Dentists Make a Difference” in their communities.

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Empower

Engage at the local level by attending component meetings where you can network with  colleagues, earn CE credits and build valuable leadership skills.

The WDA Political Action Team provides a strong, united, bipartisan and professional voice before the Wisconsin Legislature.

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Serve

Timely, need-to-know dental industry information is delivered direct to members via WDA print and electronic communications 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Your family of state association publications includes: WDA Journal (bimonthly, full-color print); WDAJ-Now 2.0 (Monday and Wednesday news app); WDA Insider (Tuesday and Thursday members-only blog with every-other-Friday summary e-blast), WDA Sourcebook – Member Directory and Practice Guide (annual print and online PDF); WDA.org website with public and member-only pages; and, seven different social media channels.

Special Hot Issue/Regulatory Alerts make members aware of critical news and issue developments.

As an approved PACE Program Provider, the WDA offers continuing education opportunities to help dental professionals stay current in their practices and maintain their licenses.

For 23 years, the WDA-Marquette University School of Dentistry-Pierre Fauchard Mentor Program has given members the opportunity to help guide students along their journey into dentistry through lasting relationships with practicing professionals who are also their future colleagues.

Save time with the new ADA Credentialing Service — an alternative to the slow and cumbersome traditional paper method where dentists must respond individually to each payer request for credentialing information.

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Contact Membership Coordinator Haley Rykowski at 414-755-4114 or [email protected] with questions.

Dental Professionals

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