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 of Government Services

Contact
MR
Matt Rossetto
122 West Washington Ave., Ste. 600
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 250-3442
(414) 755-4131
mrossetto@wda.org
http://wda.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Forbes McIntosh Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/3/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Matt Rossetto Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/20/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/3/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Bill Neville Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/26/2015 Withdrawn On 4/29/2016
Mara A Brooks Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/1/2014 Withdrawn On 1/25/2016
Mark Paget Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/1/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Jason Bauknecht Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/3/2014 Withdrawn On 2/10/2015
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/3/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Douglas Parrott Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/29/2015 Withdrawn On 3/24/2016

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 163
Assembly Bill 163
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; tra...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/22/2015
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 still trying to determine the impact this will have on the effective operation of the Dentistry Examining Board.
Assembly Bill 368
Assembly Bill 368
Relating to: regulation of persons that own or operate dental practices and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/28/2015
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 Wisconsin Dental Association strongly supports this bill which will simply ensure that all owners and operators of dental practices are aware of and follow the public protections of WI Stats Chapter 447, the Wisconsin Dental Practice Act.
Assembly Bill 660
Assembly Bill 660
Relating to: guidelines for prescribing controlled substances and the examination authority of the Medical Examining Board.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 269

For
Notification Date
2/4/2016
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 119
Senate Bill 119
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; tra...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
4/22/2015
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 is still trying to determine the impact this change will have on the effective operation of the Dentistry Examining Board.
Senate Bill 194
Senate Bill 194
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. (F...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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 268
Senate Bill 268
Relating to: reporting, disclosure, and practitioner review requirements under the prescription drug monitoring program; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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 269
Senate Bill 269
Relating to: duty of law enforcement officers to report to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program controlled-substance violations, opioid-related drug overdoses or deaths, and reports of stolen prescription drugs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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 271
Senate Bill 271
Relating to: reporting by treatment programs using methadone and requiring review of prescription drug monitoring database.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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 272
Senate Bill 272
Relating to: pain clinic certification and requirements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/14/2015
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 327
Senate Bill 327
Relating to: regulation of persons that own or operate dental practices and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/6/2016
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

Health Services: Medical Assistance - General
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Medical Assistance - General

Notification Date
3/17/2015
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 Governor's proposal to test a dental Medicaid pilot in 3 counties.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Certificate for dental hygienist to administer nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia
Agency Name
Dentistry Examining Board (DE)
Subject
Certificate for dental hygienist to administer nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia
Scope Statement
SS 001_15
For
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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.

Informed consent
Agency Name
Dentistry Examining Board (DE)
Subject
Informed consent
Scope Statement
SS 002_15
For
Notification Date
10/12/2015
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

Scope of practice of mid-level providers and dental hygienists
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Scope of practice of mid-level providers and dental hygienists

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/11/2016
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.

WDA supports passage of legislation that would ensure that the DEB have regulatory authority of non-dentist owners of dental practices and can enforce any lack of compliance with the WI Dental Practice Act.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
WDA supports passage of legislation that would ensure that the DEB have regulatory authority of non-dentist owners of dental practices and can enforce any lack of compliance with the WI Dental Practice Act.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/17/2015
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 University School of Dentistry and the funding it receives as the state's only dental school.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for Marquette University School of Dentistry and the funding it receives as the state's only dental school.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Student loan financing for dental school graduates
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Student loan financing for dental school graduates

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Administrative rule establishing the requirements for certification of dental hygienists in the administration of nitrous oxide.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Administrative rule establishing the requirements for certification of dental hygienists in the administration of nitrous oxide.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Administrative rule on the informed consent requirements.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Administrative rule on the informed consent requirements.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Administrative rule on the licensure of dentists.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Administrative rule on the licensure of dentists.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Administrative Rule on the regulation of mobile dentistry.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Administrative Rule on the regulation of mobile dentistry.

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Promoting the establishment of hospital-based dental residency programs.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Promoting the establishment of hospital-based dental residency programs.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Advocating for Medicaid funding for special needs patients in need of dental care
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Advocating for Medicaid funding for special needs patients in need of dental care

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Advocating for a better dentist loan forgiveness program and/or support for a rural track dentist placement program within Marquette Dental School
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Advocating for a better dentist loan forgiveness program and/or support for a rural track dentist placement program within Marquette Dental School

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Advocating for Direct Reimbursement as an option for the self-funded stand-alone dental benefit plan for state employees
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Advocating for Direct Reimbursement as an option for the self-funded stand-alone dental benefit plan for state employees

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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.

Medicaid dental multi-county pilot program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medicaid dental multi-county pilot program

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2015
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
12/3/2014
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$107,165.59
2015
July - December
$76,078.93
2016
January - June
$49,878.05
2016
July - December
$74,606.99
Total $307,729.56
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
292.25
2015
July - December
275.00
2016
January - June
161.20
2016
July - December
156.25
Total 884.70
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
396.75
2015
July - December
340.25
2016
January - June
376.25
2016
July - December
425.50
Total 1538.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; transfer of the Veterinary Examining Board to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: elimination of the Department of Safety and Professional Services and the Department of Financial Institutions; elimination of the Educational Approval Board; creation of the Department of Financial Institutions and Professional Standards; transfer of the Veterinary Examining Board to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
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)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: duty of law enforcement officers to report to the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program controlled-substance violations, opioid-related drug overdoses or deaths, and reports of stolen prescription drugs. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: reporting, disclosure, and practitioner review requirements under the prescription drug monitoring program; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of persons that own or operate dental practices and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
20 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: regulation of persons that own or operate dental practices and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
55 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 14 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
65 %
2015
July - December
15 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 22 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
15 %
Total 4 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 12 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 12 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
50 %
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 17 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2 %
2015
July - December
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
10 %
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
3 %
2015
July - December
1 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 1 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures