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  • Children to receive some $50,000 in donated care for Give Kids A Smile and Head Start Dental Day MILWAUKEE, WIS., Sept. 27, 2017 – Several hundred Milwaukee-area children, ages 3 – 16, from low-income families will receive an estimated $50,000 in free dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments and emergency treatment on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1801 W. Wisconsin Ave.
  • WDA Foundation celebrates 60 years of helping improve oral health statewide WEST ALLIS, WIS., Sept. 27, 2017 – The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation is celebrating 60 years of helping improve the oral health of all Wisconsin residents.
  • WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services provides another 177 elderly, disabled with $730,000 in needed care WEST ALLIS, WIS., Aug. 14, 2017 – One-hundred and seventy-seven disabled, senior, low-income and uninsured Wisconsin adults received $730,192 in much-needed charitable dental care between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 through the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Donated Dental Services program. In addition, dental laboratories contributed $44,833 in materials and services.
  • WDA Foundation awards more than $50,500 to 19 dental health programs WEST ALLIS, WIS., July 19, 2017 – The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation has announced $50,528 in grants and designated funding to 19 programs that bring oral health care to low-income Wisconsin residents and provide other dentistry-related services.
  • WDA Foundation awards $13,000 in dental and hygiene scholarships WEST ALLIS, WIS., June 12, 2017 – The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation is helping lighten the higher-education financial load of 12 dental and dental hygiene students in the state by awarding them a combined $13,000 in scholarships.
  • WDA Foundation Smile grants help another 3,312 have healthier smiles WEST ALLIS, WIS., May 30, 2017 – Six community outreach programs in Wisconsin helped 3,312 children and adults have healthier smiles during 2016 thanks to toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste donated by the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation.
  • WDA dentists privately donate $9.6 million annually in charitable care WEST ALLIS, WIS., April 20, 2017 – A recent survey shows Wisconsin Dental Association dentists quietly donate an estimated $9.6 million in charitable care through their practices every year, in addition to volunteering with organized events and at local community clinics and separate from non-reimbursed care provided to medical assistance patients.
  • Emergency rooms not the place for non-traumatic dental care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2017 Wisconsin Dental Association Vice President Dr. Patrick Tepe of Verona today released the following statement in response to the “Report on Dane County Hospital Emergency Department and Urgent Care Visits for Non-Traumatic Dental Pain.”
  • Dr. James Morgenroth new WDA Foundation president WEST ALLIS, WIS., Jan. 9, 2017 – Dr. James Morgenroth, general dentist and resident of Brookfield, Wis., has been named president of the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation.
  • WDA recognizes 17 for contributions to dentistry, public oral health WEST ALLIS, WIS., Nov. 10, 2016 – Dr. Eugene (Gene) Shoemaker, a general dentist who lives and practices in Waukesha, is the 2016 Wisconsin Dental Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in recognition of his significant contributions of time, energy and expertise to organized dentistry throughout his 27-year career.
  • Racine’s Dr. Ned Murphy sworn in as state dental association president WEST ALLIS, WIS., Nov. 7, 2016 – Dr. Ned Murphy, a resident of Racine, was sworn in as president of the 3,000-member Wisconsin Dental Association at the organization’s 146th House of Delegates on Nov. 5 at Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.
  • WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services provides another 161 elderly, disabled with $578,000 in needed care WEST ALLIS, WIS., Sept. 27, 2016 – Some 537 volunteer dentists provided 161 disabled, senior, poor and uninsured adults across the Badger State with $578,356 in much-needed charitable dental care between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 through the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Donated Dental Services program. In addition, 96 dental laboratories contributed $41,848 in materials and services.
  • Children to receive $50,000 in donated care for Give Kids A Smile and Head Start Dental Day MILWAUKEE, Sept. 19, 2016 – Several hundred Milwaukee-area children, ages 3 – 16, from low-income families will receive an estimated $50,000 in free dental exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments and emergency treatment on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Marquette University School of Dentistry, 1801 W. Wisconsin Ave.
  • WDA Foundation awards $14,000 in dental and hygiene scholarships WEST ALLIS, WIS., Aug. 30, 2016 – The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation is helping to lighten the higher-education financial load of 11 dental and dental hygiene students in the state by awarding them a combined $14,000 in scholarships.
  • State dental association names Rossetto government services director WEST ALLIS, WIS., July 12, 2016 – Matthew Rossetto has joined the Wisconsin Dental Association as director of government services with responsibility for monitoring legal and regulatory activity related to the interests of the association and its members and representing those interests before state and local lawmakers.
  • WDA Mission of Mercy provides $964,000+ in free dental care to 1,064 patients WEST ALLIS, WIS., June 21, 2016 – Charitable dental care valued at more than $964,000 was provided to 1,064 children and adults during 1,230 patient visits at the eighth Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy held June 17 and 18 at the Menards Conference Center in Eau Claire.
  • 2,000 patients to receive $1 million in free dental care June 17 and 18 in Eau Claire MEDIA ALERT: Menards Conference Center to be transformed into large-scale, charitable dental clinic treating adults and children with limited financial resources or otherwise unable to visit a dental office.
    2-day Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy 1,000+ volunteer dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, dental students and community helpers from 192 communities statewide
  • 1,000+ volunteers from 192 cities to provide free dental care in Eau Claire WEST ALLIS, WIS., June 8, 2016 – More than 1,000 volunteers from 192 Wisconsin communities will be in Eau Claire, Wis. on June 17 – 18 to provide $1 million in free dental care to an estimated 2,000 children and adults during the eighth Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy.
  • Special Olympics athletes to receive free dental care at WDA Mission of Mercy WEST ALLIS, WIS., June 2, 2016 – The Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation are teaming up with Special Olympics Wisconsin to identify 35 athletes who will receive needed oral health care at the eighth Mission of Mercy being held June 17 and 18 in Eau Claire, Wis.
  • WDA, WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy bringing free dental care to Eau Claire WEST ALLIS, WIS., May 17, 2016 – The Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation will bring the eighth WDA Mission of Mercy to the Menards Conference Center, 5150 Old Mil Plaza, in Eau Claire on June 17 and 18 to provide free dental care to children and adults who have limited financial resources or are otherwise unable to visit a dental office.
  • WDA Foundation awards more than $57,500+ to 19 dental health programs WEST ALLIS, WI April 27, 2016 – The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation has announced $57,515 in grants and designated funding to 19 programs that bring oral health care to low-income Wisconsin residents and provide other dentistry-related services.
  • WDA Foundation announces new board members WEST ALLIS, WIS., Feb. 3, 2016 – The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation has announced the appointment of five directors to its board.
  • Douglas Parrott joins WDA as new director of government services WEST ALLIS, WIS., Jan. 28 , 2016 – Douglas Parrott is the new director of government services for the Wisconsin Dental Association.
  • Media Alert: Milwaukee children to receive free dental exams this Saturday, Jan. 30 38 Greater Milwaukee Dental Association dentists, along with 200+ other volunteers (dental hygienists and assistants, dental and hygiene students and other helpers) will provide dental exams, teeth cleanings and fluoride treatments to children (ages 3 to 16) from low-income families facing barriers to oral health care. Value of care provided on screening day and during subsequent treatment appointments valued at $50,000.
  • Don’t be tricked this Halloween – Commit to brushing 2min2x WEST ALLIS, WIS., Oct. 29, 2015 – After eating trick-or-treat goodies on Halloween, the Wisconsin Dental Association and the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics encourages children and their parents to commit to brushing their teeth for two minutes, twice a day and to flossing once a day in honor of National Brush Day on Nov. 1, 2015.
  • WDA recognizes 18 for contributions to dentistry, public oral health WEST ALLIS, WIS., Oct. 21, 2015 – Dr. Timothy Durtsche, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who lives and practices in La Crosse, is the 2015 Wisconsin Dental Association Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in recognition of his significant contributions of time, energy and expertise to organized dentistry throughout his 36-year career.
  • WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services provides another 192 elderly, disabled with $661,000 in needed care WEST ALLIS, WIS., Sept. 10, 2015 – Some 543 volunteer dentists provided 192 disabled, senior, poor and uninsured adults across the Badger State with $661,644 in much-needed charitable dental care between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 through the Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation’s Donated Dental Services program. In addition, 101 dental laboratories contributed $51,198 in materials and services.
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