The Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic, Inc. (WCCDC) is a full time safety net dental clinic in Waukesha County for individuals who live in Waukesha County. All of our costs are funded by patient payments, individual and corporate donors, grants, and by Medicaid payments.
The main goal of the dental clinic is to increase access to dental care for at risk children and adults with special health needs and to elevate the oral health care for individuals. Why, because everyone deserves a healthy smile; healthier smiles make for healthy people. A healthy smile today can help protect overall healthy, and prevent future problems and even improve self esteem.
The WCCDC coordinates:
- Healthy Smiles Dental Program for At Risk Kids
- Healthy Smiles Dental Program for Pregnant Moms and Babies
- Special Smiles Dental Program for Adults with Special Health Needs
- Waukesha in School Sealant Program
It is not a free clinic. However, patients will pay $20, $25 or $30 per visit, depending on income. The clinic is NOT a local, state, or federal agency.
The clinic is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.; and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The clinic has a full time dental staff; many who speak Spanish.
Here are some simple tips to encourage great dental habits and protect overall physical health:
- Provide a balanced diet, saving foods with sugar or starch for mealtimes.
- Limit the number of snack times and choose nutritious snacks.
- Shop smart! Buy “fun foods” just for special times, rather than regularly stocking your pantry with sugary or starchy foods.
- Don’t put your young child to bed with a bottle of milk, formula, or juice.
- If your child chews gum or drinks soda, choose those without sugar.
- Floss your teeth once a day and brush your teeth twice a day. Ask us if you have concerns about fluoride toothpaste and supplements.
- Consider preventative treatments such as sealants when recommended.