The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation needs your talents, expertise and ideas to move into its seventh decade of supporting dentists and dental-related causes. The foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the WDA and is the umbrella organization for the Mission of Mercy, Donated Dental Services, Dentists Concerned for Dentists, the Emergency Relief Fund, the… Continue Reading You can make the difference!
Have you experienced any denied claims with confusing explanation of benefits language? Have you seen plans use disparaging language on their EOBs to patients? Has this created turmoil in your doctor patient relationship regarding not only completed treatments but future treatment plans yet to be fulfilled? The American Dental Association has created a position statement… Continue Reading American Dental Association position on disparaging explanation of benefits statements
Progressive condylar resorption (PCR) is a pathological process that primarily afflicts early through late adolescent females, but can present in males as well. Previously identified by the term idiopathic condylar resorption, it is a degenerative condition that strikes the condylar head with arthritic-like presentation and leads to pain and dysfunction. It is crucial to identify… Continue Reading Progressive Condylar Resorption
WDA advises members to speak with their certified public accountant The 2017-2019 state budget, recently signed into law by Governor Scott Walker, included an important change long asked for by small-business owners by repealing the personal property tax on machinery. This can have a significant impact on your tax bill. While the Department of Revenue… Continue Reading State budget repeals personal property tax on machinery
I became a registered dental hygienist in 1982. I have worked in three different general practice offices. Currently, I have been on Dr. Jeffrey Kraig’s team in Fond du Lac for almost 33 years. I joined the Wisconsin Dental Association with encouragement from Dr. Kraig and have been a member for eight years. Dr. Kraig… Continue Reading Dental hygienists: Get involved in the WDA
Dentists may nominate colleagues or themselves for the positions of Wisconsin Dental Association president-elect, vice president and speaker of the house. Each serves for one year and the speaker’s term can be renewed indefinitely. Submit candidates’ names by June 1 to the Nominating Committee (see below). The committee will present its slate of candidates to… Continue Reading 2017-2018 WDA officer slate
The Wisconsin Dental Association office has received numerous calls from members looking for staffing agencies to fill a temporary position in their dental office. A good place to start is our classifieds, located in each WDA Journal and online: https://blog.wda.org/classifieds. Placing a classified ad is easy through our e-commerce site here: https://www.shopwda.org/product-category/classified-ads. Here are a… Continue Reading Temporary staffing resources
As a dentist, you know that oral health is an integral part of overall health. Attend “Working Together to Make Cancer History,” Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. at the 2017 American Dental Association annual meeting – America’s Dental Meeting in Atlanta. In addition, “Talking to Your Patients about the Wisconsin Tobacco… Continue Reading Two upcoming oral cancer related events
Professional Insurance Programs is proud to announce a new and exciting member benefit. The new WDA Association Health Plan, underwritten by WPS Health Insurance, is here! The new WDA Association Health Plan allows practices to be underwritten outside of “community rating.” This means there will be health underwriting and your group will be rated accordingly,… Continue Reading You asked, we listened!
The CDT 2018 is now available with the most accurate and up–to-date dental procedure codes that offices and insurance companies use. The American Dental Association now offers a CDT 2018 Coding Companion to go along with the CDT to help the dental team choose the correct code and reduce rejected claims. The CDT code check… Continue Reading 2018 Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) available now!