WDA Equipment Solutions at Work: Dr. Marc VanderLeest, Suamico

Most people driving past the empty commercial property for sale on Lineville Road in Suamico in the fall of 2020 probably saw an old bank building. But Dr. Marc VanderLeest saw opportunity, and a new home for his growing dental practice. Moving had been on the mind of Dr. VanderLeest and his wife and office… Continue Reading WDA Equipment Solutions at Work: Dr. Marc VanderLeest, Suamico

Your WDA membership now includes free HR help!

The Wisconsin Dental Association, through the WDA Insurance & Services Corp., has added a new benefit for members – free access to Mineral’s human resources and compliance tools, as well as Mineral Experts, on-call HR and legal experts that provide personalized guidance to dental offices and other small businesses. “We’re very excited to offer this… Continue Reading Your WDA membership now includes free HR help!

The importance of immediately documenting performance problems

The importance of documenting performance problems as they occur cannot be overstated. Although this requires meeting with the employee and discussing the issue, which will almost certainly be uncomfortable, it’s your best defense to a wrongful termination claim should the employee feel litigious after termination. Too many employers rely on the concept of employment at-will… Continue Reading The importance of immediately documenting performance problems

You don’t know what you don’t know: Through the eyes of a tech provider

A core component of our mission at Professional Insurance Programs is to continue to share information and experiences relevant to the dental community, whether in person or virtually. That’s why we teamed up with N-Tech Consulting to put together an informative webinar to help answer the cyber security questions we have received from many of… Continue Reading You don’t know what you don’t know: Through the eyes of a tech provider

Surcharging credit cards: Legal, risky, complicated

Surcharging credit cards…and calling it a “cash discount fee.” Good idea or bad idea? Is it Legal?  Best Card is the endorsed credit card processor of the ADA Member Advantage program and 40+ state dental associations (including WDA), through which we serve thousands of dental practices across the country. We’ve recently fielded a number of… Continue Reading Surcharging credit cards: Legal, risky, complicated

WDA Equipment Solutions at work: Two Rivers Family Dental

Dr. Chris Hansen, owner of Two Rivers Family Dental, is a small-town dentist who wants his 11,000-person northeastern Wisconsin community to have access to quality dental care for a long time to come. Three of his local colleagues have retired in recent years. These transitions allowed Dr. Hansen to grow his practice by acquiring real… Continue Reading WDA Equipment Solutions at work: Two Rivers Family Dental

Working with WDA Service Solutions helps Rise Dental Practices fuel growth, stop problems before they start

Richard Wilde didn’t think the wall-mounted X-ray system at Willow Cove Dental in Green Bay looked quite right. A closer look revealed the machine was coming loose from the wall. “We were not aware that the X-ray system was even loose, and we could not see or tell it was not secured well,” dental hygienist… Continue Reading Working with WDA Service Solutions helps Rise Dental Practices fuel growth, stop problems before they start

An ounce of prevention: Biannual equipment maintenance program saves money, downtime and preserves peace of mind

Dr. Craig Janssen knows from experience that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – and not just when it comes to six-month hygiene visits. Working with WDA Service Solutions to set up a comprehensive maintenance equipment program for his eight-operatory practice in Green Bay, Dr. Janssen has been able to keep… Continue Reading An ounce of prevention: Biannual equipment maintenance program saves money, downtime and preserves peace of mind

WDA Equipment Solutions at work: Harris Family Dental in Brookfield

Many dentists made changes to their offices during last spring’s COVID-19 shutdown, but Dr. Heather Harris of Brookfield took things a few steps further. When she welcomed patients back to care in June 2020, she also welcomed them to a brand-new office. “Moving during COVID gave me a great chance to determine what we needed… Continue Reading WDA Equipment Solutions at work: Harris Family Dental in Brookfield