Here are a few examples of how WDA dentists do serve their communities and make a difference through charitable dental care for children and adults with limited financial resources across Wisconsin.

However, charity alone is not a sufficient oral health care delivery system.

Low-income patients suffer for various reasons:

  • Failure to care for their own oral health
  • Inability to find a dental office for routine care, because small businesses can’t absorb the significant losses required by participation in the state’s Medicaid program
  • Lawmakers fail to sufficiently fund promised dental care

Read about dentists’ many charitable care efforts

Infographic highlighting a few examples of how WDA dentists do serve

Exec Summary of Charitable Care Survey 2017