Bringing Access to Dental Care to Southwest Wisconsin

Walter Orzechowski, Executive Director of Southwest CAP (SWCAP), pens this edition of “Communities in Action.” Community Needs Assessment results indicated that in the SWCAP five-county service area, around 24,000 persons enrolled in Medicaid had not seen a dentist in the past year. SWCAP developed a strategy to improve dental access for low-income persons, which resulted in 12,060 dental encounters in only one year (2012). Click here to read more about the dental care clinics for low-income persons in southwestern Wisconsin.