By Paul Schmitt
The Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic has received the Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Foundation’s 2017 Global Vision Community Partnership Award. The annual competitive grant award is presented to a community health initiative that successfully addresses a documented community health need, according to the WHA Foundation. Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic Manager Tanya Fischer says the clinic has recently added a fourth treatment room to meet the ever-growing demand in the area.
The dental clinic is staffed with two dentists, as well as dental hygienists and assistants who offer oral health care to underserved adults and children in Door and Kewaunee Counties. Founded in 1999 and underwritten by Door County Medical Center, the clinic provided care to over 3,000 people in one year.
(Pictured L to R: Tanya Fischer, Dental Clinic Manager, Dr. Patti Sigl and Dr. Gene Allen)