The La Crosse District Dental Society has found a way to “buddy up.” Whenever a new member joins, he/she is automatically added to the LCDDS Board of Directors. That way, introductions to long-standing members begins immediately, WDA programs are presented for consideration and various committee assignment opportunities are explained. Remember, local dental society involvement is… Continue Reading Buddied up yet?
During a nearly four hour hearing during its Sept. 6 meeting, the Dentistry Examining Board heard testimony from a variety of interested parties and stakeholders offering opinions on the format of the exam required for licensure in Wisconsin. Under the leadership of current chair, Dr. Mark Braden (Lake Geneva), the DEB is considering changing the… Continue Reading Dentistry Examining Board exploring new license examination process
The Wisconsin Dental Association has partnered with SoFi to bring members and their families the opportunity to save on student loan refinancing through SoFi.com/WDA. Now through Sept. 30, WDA members and their families receive a limited-time, double rate discount of 0.25 percent (normally 0.125 percent)1 when you apply to refinance your student and Parent PLUS… Continue Reading Federal Parent PLUS Loans versus Parent Loans
As dental professionals, we often find ourselves in a position of having to talk to our patients about difficult and often personal oral health issues. We will discuss the dangers of tobacco, and especially smokeless tobacco products, as significant factors in the development of oral cancer. But, can we talk about sex? If not, we… Continue Reading Can we talk about sex?
Fifty-four percent of adults living with a disability use the internet. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all websites are required to meet accessibility standards. Microsoft Corporation defines accessible technology as, “…technology that enables individuals to adjust their user experience to meet their unique visual, hearing, dexterity, cognitive and speech needs.” Accessibility refers to… Continue Reading Accessibility important for all websites
Register here for Legislative Day 2018 on Jan. 25, 2018! It was 35 years in the making, but I finally made my first trip to Madison on March 22, 2017 to attend Legislative Day. I witnessed firsthand how our hard earned dues protect the legal and economical environment to help us provide the quality of… Continue Reading Register for Legislative Day 2018
As a faculty member in a residency program, I’m a new dentist teaching even newer dentists. We have a lot of similar career questions. What are the best options for paying back student loans? How can I get my name out there to build my practice? As the 9th District (Wisconsin and Michigan) representative to… Continue Reading Wisconsin new dentists – know your benefits!
As a society we’ve been using insurance companies to help us protect our physical assets for more than 100 years. Whether it’s protecting our homes, businesses, cars or even physical well-being, we use insurance for everything. However, it’s only recently that we’ve begun to realize that our digital assets, and in particular our patient data,… Continue Reading Protecting your most important digital assets – patient data
Medicine and dentistry are different, which often leads to less participation by dentists in Medicaid. I also completely understand the drawbacks of being a Medicaid (MA) provider because I am one. The MA pilot has raised reimbursement rates in four counties to levels that are equivalent to many preferred provider organization or PPO fee schedules.… Continue Reading Get behind the MA pilot