“I am forever grateful for the smile brought back to my life. Thank you!” – Patient from Milwaukee
“There is clearly a need and some people probably have pain that they’ve been dealing with months upon years and are willing to stand in line on a Friday in some cases overnight. Why are people not getting adequate dental care? What do we need to do at the government level for reimbursement? What do we need to make sure these patients are getting the care they need and don’t have to go to extremes to get what they need. A lot of it is about the Medicaid reimbursement rate it does bring that urgency and to see if there’s something we can do from the state level .” -Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee)
“I didn’t realize the extent of the work that can be done onsite. It’s more thorough than I would have expected. Some people have traveled entire distances and some have waited overnight. I’ve heard from the dentists that serve the Medicaid community that we probably should be focusing more on preventative care by the time they get to see some of the individuals they are past preventative care and it can lead to more costly care. It’s great to see and I appreciate all the volunteers that are here.” –Rep. Dan Knodl (R-Germantown)
Please DO NOT wait for the WDA Mission of Mercy to seek care for dental pain, as this could signal a serious condition. Click here for a list of low-cost dental clinics.
If dental pain is severe and accompanied by a fever or swelling, go to a hospital emergency room immediately!