Wisconsin Dental Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Regulations and laws impacting the provision of dental care and the practice of dentistry

Lobbying Interests:
Regulation of the practice of dentistry; public health issues; appointments to the Dentistry Examing Board; delegation of duties to unlicensed persons; dental hygiene; Marquette University School of Dentistry; third party payor; insurance benefits; dental office waste.

CEO Name:
Mark Paget
Director

Contact
MB
Mara Brooks
10 East Doty Street, Ste 509
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-3442
(608) 282-7716
mbrooks@wda.org
http://wda.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Mara A Brooks Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Mark Paget Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Forbes McIntosh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/3/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Jason Bauknecht Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Peter C Christianson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 9/3/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 107
Assembly Bill 107
Relating to: an entertainer's surety bond. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 349

For
Notification Date
8/2/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The WDA supports this bill proposal because, if passed, it would facilitate our arrangements with expert clinical speakers from other states who we recruit to provide continuing education courses for member dentists.
Assembly Bill 109
Assembly Bill 109
Relating to: fees for dental services.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 26

For
Notification Date
4/1/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
The WDA strongly supports this legislation as an effort to keep transparency and fairness alive in the dental marketplace.
Supporting Documentation
20130401_094642_WDA Memo to All Leg for 2013 Bill Dec 2012.pdf

Assembly Bill 120
Assembly Bill 120
Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 242

For
Notification Date
5/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 270
Assembly Bill 270
Relating to: additional providers in the volunteer health care provider program and proof of financial responsibility and malpractice insurance requirements for certain advanced practice nurses serving as volunteer health care providers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 344

For
Notification Date
9/12/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 498
Assembly Bill 498
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority, to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 552
Assembly Bill 552
Relating to: the definition and practice of dentistry for professional licensing purposes.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 341

For
Notification Date
12/10/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WDA strongly supports this proposal.
Assembly Bill 619
Assembly Bill 619
Relating to: allowing health care providers licensed outside the state to participate in and requirements on nonprofit agencies in the volunteer health care provider program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/22/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WDA is seeking clarification on this proposal and its impact on state licensure requirements for dentists.
Assembly Bill 692
Assembly Bill 692
Relating to: a duty of podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, and optometrists to inform patients of treatment options and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 711
Assembly Bill 711
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 763
Assembly Bill 763
Relating to: regulation of mobile dentistry and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/14/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 131
Senate Bill 131
Relating to: fees for dental services.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WDA Strongly supports this legislation which is a common sense proposal that will help maintain cost transparency in the dental care delivery system.
Supporting Documentation
20130416_090741_WDA Memo to All Leg for 2013 Bill Dec 2012.doc

Senate Bill 311
Senate Bill 311
Relating to: a dental hygienist's administration of nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia and practice of dental hygiene. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 354

For
Notification Date
9/26/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WDA supports the bill because it requires the RDH to first be certified after completing an approved DEB-educational program and it also requires the DDS who delegates the procedure to be on the premises & available during administration of nitrous.
Senate Bill 376
Senate Bill 376
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority, to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 391
Senate Bill 391
Relating to: allowing health care providers licensed outside the state to participate in and requirements on nonprofit agencies in the volunteer health care provider program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 241

Other
Notification Date
1/22/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WDA is seeking clarification on this bill and its impact on state licensure requirements.
Senate Bill 413
Senate Bill 413
Relating to: the definition and practice of dentistry for professional licensing purposes.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/9/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Comments
WDA strongly supports this bill which will provide a much needed update to the definition of dentistry and make it more in line with the format of other health care professional definitions.
Senate Bill 518
Senate Bill 518
Relating to: a duty of podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, and optometrists to inform patients of treatment options and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 345

For
Notification Date
1/28/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 550
Senate Bill 550
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/5/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 573
Senate Bill 573
Relating to: regulation of mobile dentistry and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 244

For
Notification Date
2/10/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Higher Educational Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Educational Aids Board

Notification Date
5/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Support for Marquette Dental School funding

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Amends section DE 2.04 to clarify whether and which examinations taken before 2009 are accepted for licensure.
Agency Name
Dentistry Examining Board (DE)

Subject
Amends section DE 2.04 to clarify whether and which examinations taken before 2009 are accepted for licensure.

Wisconsin Administrative Register
For
Notification Date
1/31/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Relating to updating the administrative rule DE 11 relating to sedation permits for dentistry.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to updating the administrative rule DE 11 relating to sedation permits for dentistry.

Action Intended To Affect
Administrative Rule

Notification Date
1/31/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

DE 9 relating to updating the administrative rules regarding dental lab work authorization forms.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DE 9 relating to updating the administrative rules regarding dental lab work authorization forms.

Action Intended To Affect
Administrative Rule

Notification Date
1/31/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

DE 12 relating to amending the administrative code in relation to the training of unlicensed individuals (dental assistants)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
DE 12 relating to amending the administrative code in relation to the training of unlicensed individuals (dental assistants)

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/31/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Regulation of mobile dentistry
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Regulation of mobile dentistry

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/31/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Proposal by Marshfield Clinic to partner with UW Stevens Point on a second dental school or other dental educational endeavors.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposal by Marshfield Clinic to partner with UW Stevens Point on a second dental school or other dental educational endeavors.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/12/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Development of insurance exchanges and the impact those exchanges will have on the delivery of dental care
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development of insurance exchanges and the impact those exchanges will have on the delivery of dental care

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for Marquette Dental School tuition assistance for in-state residents, the number of which will increase from 40-50 students per class.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Marquette Dental School tuition assistance for in-state residents, the number of which will increase from 40-50 students per class.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/21/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support the removal of the HMO system from the delivery of dental Medicaid services in the six southeastern Wisconsin counties of Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Milwuaukee, Washington and Ozaukee.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support the removal of the HMO system from the delivery of dental Medicaid services in the six southeastern Wisconsin counties of Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Milwuaukee, Washington and Ozaukee.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support meainingful dental loan forgiveness programs for dentists who locate in underserved rural or urban areas of the state.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support meainingful dental loan forgiveness programs for dentists who locate in underserved rural or urban areas of the state.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Dentistry Examining Board appointments
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dentistry Examining Board appointments

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Dental Medicaid - support improvements to the dental Medicaid program.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Dental Medicaid - support improvements to the dental Medicaid program.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support legislation to replace the current definition of dentistry with the model definition of dentistry as created by the American Dental Association.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support legislation to replace the current definition of dentistry with the model definition of dentistry as created by the American Dental Association.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Supporting legislation to prohibit insurance plans from setting fees on services they don't pay for.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Supporting legislation to prohibit insurance plans from setting fees on services they don't pay for.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/16/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$127,517.34
2013
July - December
$88,789.09
2014
January - June
$103,049.16
2014
July - December
$58,253.55
Total $377,609.14
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
448.75
2013
July - December
224.00
2014
January - June
273.00
2014
July - December
134.75
Total 1080.50
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
552.75
2013
July - December
395.10
2014
January - June
420.75
2014
July - December
290.80
Total 1659.40

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: inadmissibility of a statement of apology or condolence by a health care provider.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: fees for dental services.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: fees for dental services.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
65 %
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 24 %
Relating to: allowing health care providers licensed outside the state to participate in and requirements on nonprofit agencies in the volunteer health care provider program. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
1 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: an entertainer's surety bond. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: additional providers in the volunteer health care provider program and proof of financial responsibility and malpractice insurance requirements for certain advanced practice nurses serving as volunteer health care providers. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: a dental hygienist's administration of nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia and practice of dental hygiene. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
3 %
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: a duty of podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, and optometrists to inform patients of treatment options and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: allowing health care providers licensed outside the state to participate in and requirements on nonprofit agencies in the volunteer health care provider program. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
6 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the definition and practice of dentistry for professional licensing purposes.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
15 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: the definition and practice of dentistry for professional licensing purposes.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
35 %
2014
January - June
25 %
2014
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: student loans, the individual income tax subtract modification for tuition and student fees, creating an authority, to be known as the Wisconsin Student Loan Refinancing Authority, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of mobile dentistry and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a duty of podiatrists, chiropractors, dentists, and optometrists to inform patients of treatment options and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: regulation of mobile dentistry and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
1 %
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
1 %
2014
July - December
2 %
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
5 %
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
45 %
Total 9 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
15 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2 %
2014
July - December
2 %
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
25 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
5 %
Total < 1%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
5 %
Total < 1%

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures