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Code of Ethics

150th anniversary of ADA Code of Ethics celebrated in Wisconsin, U.S.
ADA NEWS, MARCH 28  2016
Did you know that the Association’s Code of Ethics is 150 years old this year?


Own Your Smile

Expanded dependent coverage spurs more preventive dental care visits for college-age adults, study says
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, SEPT. 5, 2014
More college students are seeking routine dental care, according to a paper published this summer in the journal Medical Care, which cites the Affordable Care Act’s expanded dependent coverage provision as a significant contributing factor.


Give Kids A Smile/National Children’s Dental Health Month

Children’s Dental Health Month with Dr. Shane Fisher
WKTI 94.5 FM, FEB. 8
Libby discusses Children’s Dental Health Month with Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Shane Fisher from the Wisconsin Dental Association.

Children’s dental health should start early
LEADER TELEGRAM, FEB. 13, 2018
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Dental Association, Wisconsin Dental Association and Northwest District Dental Society with support from Crest and Oral B.

CVTC provides free dental care on Give Kids A Smile Day
LEADER TELEGRAM, FEB. 10, 2018
Amid the hustle and bustle of dentists, hygienists, kids and their parents on Friday at Chippewa Valley Technical College, one woman leaned over a young patient wearing a bright pink shirt and black snow boots.

How a free event benefited both kids and dental students
WQOW18, FEB. 9, 2018
Kids can smile a little brighter today thanks to some help from area students.

La Crosse area dentists give children something to smile about
WXOW 19, FEB. 2, 2018
Going to the dentist’s office is not always exciting, but on February 2 La Crosse area dentists give children something to smile about.


Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy
WQOW 18-Eau Claire, JUNE 16, 2016

Mission of Mercy
WQOW 18-Eau Claire, JUNE 17, 2016

WQOW 18-Eau Claire, JUNE 16, 2016
Hundreds of people showed up Menard’s Conference Center on the edge of Eau Claire’s northwest side today to get their smiles back thanks to the Wisconsin Dental Association’s Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy offering free dental care in Eau Claire
The Chippewa Herald, JUNE 16, 2016
With as many as 200 dentists and over 1,000 volunteers, the Menard’s Conference Center will be transforming into one monstrous dentist office Friday and Saturday as the 8th annual Mission of Mercy comes to Eau Claire.

Dentists on a mission
Leader-Telegram, JUNE 18, 2016
It’s been 13 years since Deer Park native Isabella Stanford last saw a dentist.

Free dental clinic coming to Eau Claire
WEAU 13-Eau Claire, JUNE 14, 2016
Free dental care will be available to children and adults in need.

NEW INFORMATION: Center prepped for free dental clinic
WEAU 13- Eau Claire, JUNE 16, 2016
Preparations are underway for a free dental care clinic.

Traveling dental clinic to bring smiles
Leader-Telegram, JUNE 14, 2016
Set in Eau Claire for the first time since its start eight years ago, a dental clinic expects to serve more than 2,000 people in two days.

Volunteers leave their mark on smiles in the Chippewa Valley at dental event
WEAU 13-Eau Claire, JUNE 18, 2016
More than a thousand volunteers from all across the state have made their mark on smiles in the Chippewa Valley this weekend.

TODAY INTERVIEW: WDA Mission of Mercy
WEAU 13- Eau Claire, JUNE 15, 2016
The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy will hold a 2-day free dental clinic in Eau Claire.


Fluoride and community water fluoridation

ADA applauds final announcement on optimal fluoride level in drinking water
American Dental Association, APRIL 27, 2015
The American Dental Association (ADA) today commended the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for announcing the final recommendation for the optimal level of fluoride in community water systems.

La Crosse water given clean bill of health in 2015
The La Crosse water utility had no violations in 2015, according to the water quality report released Thursday by water utility manager Mark Johnson.

 


Access to care/Medicaid pilot

Wisconsin dentists call for higher Medicaid reimbursement rates
WQOW-18, March 6, 2018
It may not be our favorite place to go, but regular visits to the dentist’s office are important for overall health.

Low income children in WI not getting enough dental care, data shows
WQOW-18, March 5, 2018
Low income children aren’t getting the dental treatment they need, which could cause bigger health problems over time.

Wisconsin sees issues in dental care access
U.S. News and World Report, March 3, 2018
Wisconsin dentists say some patients have a hard time getting treatment because the state hasn’t given the industry the same funding when compared to other health services.

Wisconsin sees issues in dental care access
Seattle Times, March 3, 2018
Wisconsin dentists say some patients have a hard time getting treatment because the state hasn’t given the industry the same funding when compared to other health services.

Wisconsin sees issues in dental care access
WEAU-13, March 3, 2018
Wisconsin dentists say some patients have a hard time getting treatment because the state hasn’t given the industry the same funding when compared to other health services.

Wisconsin sees issues in dental care access
The San Fransisco Chronicle, March 3, 2018
Wisconsin dentists say some patients have a hard time getting treatment because the state hasn’t given the industry the same funding when compared to other health services.

Wisconsin sees issues in dental care access
The Sacramento Bee, March 3, 2018
Wisconsin dentists say some patients have a hard time getting treatment because the state hasn’t given the industry the same funding when compared to other health services.

For those on Medicaid, it can be a struggle to find dental care in the Twin Ports
Duluth News Tribune, March 3, 2018
Zymrie Bekteshi is doing the best she can in the world. She’s a single mother raising a boy and girl, both under the age of 10. She sews for a local company serving the aviation industry. Her employer lets her work from home.

Dentists: Slights In Funding, Respect At The Root Of Wisconsin’s Dental Care Disparity
Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 28, 2018
Dentists will tell you they deal with a lot of neglect. They often see patients who put off flossing or brushing, or let cavities sit unfilled.

Dentists Ask For More Funding For Treating Patients With Medicaid
Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 27, 2018
Medicaid is one of the biggest cost drivers in the state budget, but dentists say they’re getting less than 1 percent of that money. They’re asking the state to pay them more for taking on patients who get insurance through Medicaid.

Wisconsin Pilot Program Aims To Increase Access To Dental Care For Low-Income Children
Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 26, 2018
Dental care for low-income children has been a problem in Wisconsin for years. One reason is that parents can’t find dentists who will accept Medicaid, known in Wisconsin as BadgerCare.

Proposal could help solve critical dental care shortage for Wisconsin Medicaid patients
WIZM1410AM, Nov. 29, 2017
A bill in Madison would expand a pilot program statewide that added more funding to reimburse costs for dentists who provide care to Medicaid patients.

New law improves access to dental care at daycares and nursing homes
WSAW-TV Channel 7, AUG. 16, 2017
Wisconsin lawmakers are hoping a slight change in legislation regarding dental care will help improve the overall health of residents in the state.

Madison hospitals plan special needs dental care
WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, JUNE 9, 2015
Meriter, St. Mary’s and UW hospitals are planning a joint program to give dental care to patients who require full sedation, which would replace the service after Meriter’s Max W. Pohle Dental Clinic closes this month.

Access to dental care still a problem for low-income people in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, FEB. 9, 2015
One day after Monica Hebl of Burleigh Dental in Milwaukee returned from a nine-day dental mission to Haiti last month, she saw a child with several serious infections who needed to have four teeth pulled. Some of child’s teeth were black.

Survival coalition identifies concerns for people with disabilities in budget proposal
THE WHEELER REPORT, FEB. 4, 2015
Governor Walker’s 2015-2017 Biennial Budget request outlines big reforms and changes to supports that Wisconsinites with disabilities rely upon to stay healthy, live and work in their communities.

Meriter to close dental clinic, give $1 million to Access for dental care
WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, AUG. 29, 2014
Meriter-UnityPoint Health plans to close Meriter Hospital’s Max W. Pohle Dental Clinic next year and give $1 million to Access Community Health Centers to expand its dental services, the organizations announced Friday.


Dental education

Dentists: Your Health’s First Line of Defense
MILWAUKEE MAGAZINE, JAN. 30, 2014
“I had to force myself to get out of bed … to do everything.” That’s how Linda Small remembers life in 2011, when exhaustion made even simple daily activities seem insurmountable.


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