The WDA Foundation congratulates its 2022 scholarship recipients

The Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation has consistently focused on supporting the needs of the dental community. By dental community, we mean not only practicing dentists, but also retired professionals and students who are studying to ensure that quality dental care will be available for future generations. A significant part of that focus has been to… Continue Reading The WDA Foundation congratulates its 2022 scholarship recipients

Best practices: Harassment prevention strategy

Harassment is a significant risk to organizations. It is necessary to commit to prevention strategies that focus on improving the culture of the workplace and avoiding legal liability and negative public attention. The following are basic principles proven effective in preventing and addressing harassment. Leadership and accountability The foundation of a successful harassment prevention strategy… Continue Reading Best practices: Harassment prevention strategy

Life insurance myths debunked

Buying life insurance may not be an easy decision to make. However, it is a crucial step to protect your loved ones and plan for your financial future. The better you understand it, the more informed your decision will be when you purchase a policy. The following are six myths debunked about life insurance. Life… Continue Reading Life insurance myths debunked

Become a Medicaid provider and help Wisconsin residents

Be their reason to smile! Did you know 7 out of 10 people enrolled in Medicaid or BadgerCare Plus did not see a dentist in 2021? As of June 22, the Wisconsin Medicaid member enrollment was at 1,558,106, which translates into approximately 25% of the total population of Wisconsin requiring Medicaid services. By becoming a… Continue Reading Become a Medicaid provider and help Wisconsin residents

Upcoming fall CE courses

Earn CE credits throughout fall 2022 by registering for the following events: Sept. 19 Webinar: Collaborative Healthcare for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities 2 CE credits Register now Sept. 25 Webinar: Cone Beam CT: Technical Aspects to Get the Most Out of it in the Clinics 1.5 CE credits Register now Sept. 23 Dental Entrepreneur Program… Continue Reading Upcoming fall CE courses

Finding opportunity and fulfillment in rural and tribal dentistry

Growing up in a small town in western North Dakota, Dr. Matt Charging found working as a dentist in a rural area to be a natural fit. Since graduating from dental school at the University of Minnesota in 2015, Dr. Charging has been serving as an Indian Health Service (IHS) dentist at the Menominee Tribal… Continue Reading Finding opportunity and fulfillment in rural and tribal dentistry

I’m between coverage: Is COBRA my only option?

This is a common question. When you’re between health insurance coverage, it can be hard to know what to do for the time being. You probably have heard of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA, but is that your only option? Nope, you have other options! Let’s break them down to see which one… Continue Reading I’m between coverage: Is COBRA my only option?

What is your process for attracting candidates to your practice?

It’s clear in today’s competitive market, the interviewing process needs to be more specific than ever. What system do you have to ensure that your start-to-finish interview process is excellent? It starts with a well-written ad to attract candidates to your practice. Are you showcasing your culture and sharing excitement that you are adding to… Continue Reading What is your process for attracting candidates to your practice?

Donated Dental Services is now a member of Dental Lifeline Network

As of July 1, 2022, the WDA Foundation’s Donated Dental Services (DDS) program has joined forces with Dental Lifeline Network (DLN), a national charitable organization whose mission is the same as our Wisconsin program, to improve the oral health of people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile and have no other way… Continue Reading Donated Dental Services is now a member of Dental Lifeline Network

What do the recent interest rate hikes mean for the dental community?

On July 27, 2022, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point, its second consecutive 0.75 percentage point increase (the first, in June, was the largest interest rate hike since 1994) and the fourth hike this year. What do the Fed’s moves to bring down inflation mean for the dental community?… Continue Reading What do the recent interest rate hikes mean for the dental community?