WDA: Wisconsin Dental Association, Subsidiaries, Affiliates Relocate to West Allis

CONTACT: Carol S. Weber, APR, Director of Public Relations
PHONE: 414-755-4108 (direct)
E-MAIL: [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WEST ALLIS, WIS., Feb. 6, 2006 – Headquarters for the 2,900-member Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA), its two for-profit subsidiaries WDA Insurance Programs, Inc. (WDAIP) and WDA Professional Services, Inc. (WDAPS), Wisconsin Dental Foundation and its Donated Dental Services (DDS) program and the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association (GMDA) have moved from downtown Milwaukee to Summit Place in West Allis.

The 157-acre office complex is conveniently located off Interstate 94. It is the site of the former Allis-Chalmers, a company that made tractors, turbines, generators and mining equipment, from 1902 to 1987.

For nearly six years, the buildings sat empty until a former Allis-Chalmers research engineer bought the property in 1994 and used it for storage. The renewal, which began more than two years ago, will turn the old industrial powerhouse into one of the largest office parks in the state, offering 630,000 square feet of rentable space.

The new mailing address for WDA, WDAIP, WDAPS, Wisconsin Dental Foundation, DDS and GMDA is 6737 W. Washington St., Suite 2360, West Allis, WI 53214. Main phone numbers remain the same and include:

• WDA at 414-276-4520
• Wisconsin Dental Foundation at 414-276-4520

• DDS (serving Milwaukee, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington and Waukesha counties) at 414-276-0370
• WDAIP at 414-277-7727 or (toll free) 800-242-9077

• WDAPS at 414-276-3954 or (toll free) 800-243-4675
• GMDA at 414-276-9911

The WDA government services staff continues to be located in Madison at 10 East Doty Street.

Telephone number for that office is 608-250-3442.
Established in 1870, the Wisconsin Dental Association is headquartered in West Allis. With more than 2,900 members statewide, the WDA represents the vast majority of practicing dentists in Wisconsin. Members are committed to promoting professional excellence and quality oral health care. The WDA is one of 53 constituent (state-territorial) dental societies of the American Dental Association – the largest and oldest national dental association in the world. For more information on the WDA visit www.wda.org.