Froedtert & MCW network pledges $1.65 million for dental clinic in Waukesha County

Daily News Staff

Nov. 8, 2017

Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin health network will make a $1.65 million investment to improve access to dental care for medically underserved people living in Waukesha County.

A news release says the pledge is part of a $15 million community investment the health network announced in August 2015 targeting areas of need in southeastern Wisconsin.

The money will be used to renovate a vacant office suite in the Falls Plaza II building at N81 W15062 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls to serve as a dental clinic. The new clinic, which will be staffed and operated by the Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic, will provide basic and restorative dental services and oral health education to low-income adults and children.

In December 2015, West Bend-based Albrecht Free Clinic received $300,000 to expand into a larger facility, enabling it to offer dental services for the first time. A second $300,000 grant in February 2016 funded the multi-year employment of two community health workers one based at Albrecht Free Clinic and another at Casa Guadalupe Education Center in West Bend.