On Friday, a team of Wisconsin dentists went to Capitol Hill for a meeting with a group of Republican members of Congress.
The meeting took place on Wednesday in the basement of the Capitol.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss dental care in the new Congress, and to hear what lawmakers thought of the state’s dental care system.
The dental team’s members met with a representative of the American Dental Association (ADA) and an ADA dental officer, a representative from the Wisconsin Association of Dental Surgeons (WADOS), and a representative for the Wisconsin State Association of Dentists (WSDD).
According to an article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the meeting focused on “health care policy, access to dental care, the current status of dental care and access to dentistry services, and whether the ACA can be expanded.”
While the dental team met with representatives of the ADA and WSDD, they did not attend any of the official meetings that took place at the Capitol during the 2017 legislative session.
“We are really focused on the issues that matter to Wisconsin families, the issues we are working on with the ACA, and the issues for the state,” Dentist Mike Smith told the Journal Sentinel.
“And I think that’s what you saw today is a really important step in our journey to get to a place where we can really work collaboratively with other groups.”
The Dentists’ mission is to make dentistry accessible to all, regardless of income, education, or other barriers.
Dentists have a responsibility to help their patients get access to quality dental care.
Dentistry is an important part of the care that is delivered to Wisconsin’s patients.
Dentist Sarah Wurzelbacher told Politico that the dental staff members had been there since the beginning of the legislative session and had already seen some changes to the ACA.
“They’re seeing a lot of progress,” Wurselbacher said.
“A lot of people are seeing a reduction in the premiums for dental care.”
In fact, according to a survey conducted by the state in 2016, only 5% of dentists surveyed believed that they would be able to cover their dental care costs through the ACA’s individual mandate, compared to 52% of those who said they would have to pay for their insurance through the mandate.
However, the Dentists also said that the ACA has given dentists a great opportunity to help improve the state of Wisconsin’s dental health care system, and they are excited about that.
“It’s going to be really important for us to continue to do that work as we go forward,” Dentists Jim Smith and Mike Smith said.
Dentisting groups have been advocating for dental reform since the ACA was passed.
“The dental industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy in Wisconsin,” said David J. Smith, a dental student and president of the Wisconsin Dental Federation.
“For us to do what we’re doing, it’s going be a critical part of our efforts to make sure we are meeting the needs of patients.”
Dentists in Wisconsin have been fighting for dental coverage for many years.
In 2011, Dentists on the National Association of State Dental Officers filed a lawsuit against the federal government to force the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure dental coverage in the ACA marketplace.
Dentrists are one of many dentists who have been lobbying Congress to pass the ACA and expand dental coverage.
Dentures are also a key part of dental school curricula.
Dentured students receive an opportunity to learn how to treat their teeth and provide treatment for a variety of conditions.
In 2016, the National Academy of Sciences issued a report which outlined dental care as a cornerstone of the U.S. healthcare system.
“Dentistry is critical to ensuring that people with dental problems can receive quality, appropriate care and have the confidence that they will receive the care they need,” the report read.
“With the ACA we have a choice: do we continue to put dentists out of work, or do we make dental care more accessible to more Americans?”