The WDA was established in 1870. With more than 3,000 members statewide, the WDA represents some 79 percent of all licensed dentists and a growing number of dental hygienists in Wisconsin – all choosing to belong to organized dentistry. WDA members are committed to promoting professional excellence and quality oral health care. The WDA is headquartered in West Allis and has a legislative office in Madison. It is one of 53 constituent (state-territorial) dental societies of the American Dental Association – the largest and oldest national dental association in the world.
Our mission: Advance the interests of WDA members and the dental profession by promoting professional excellence and quality oral health care for the public.
Volunteer dentists serving as officers and regional trustees lead the organization and direct 18 employees in two offices (West Allis and Madison) to provide members with mission-supporting programs that advocate, educate, empower and serve.