The mission of More Smiles Wisconsin is to ensure access to quality dental care for the uninsured and those with Medicaid / BadgerCare in South Central Wisconsin.
More Smiles Wisconsin (MSW) was founded in 2009 by two area dentists, under its previous name Madison Dental Initiative. This program began as a volunteer organization whose mission was to provide dental care to those in need.
During the clinic’s infant years, dental care was provided one evening per week via volunteers equipped with a mobile unit, portable x-ray, and donated supplies. Through the implementation of Medicaid billing, grant writing, and foundation/community support, MSW is now a 3 operatory clinic occupying roughly 1,000 square feet inside The Salvation Army Women & Family shelter in the heart of Madison, just four blocks east of the capital.
This long-standing partnership provides MSW with the means to serve in a high-need area of the city with 42% of our patients sharing our 53703 zip code. For over a decade, MSW has been providing care to Dane County’s most vulnerable residents with over 9,000 individuals having accessed care at the clinic.
Where We Are Now
More Smiles Wisconsin utilizes both volunteers and paid staff to fulfill our mission of providing dental care to the low-income uninsured and BadgerCare populations of South Central Wisconsin.
MSW offers a wide range of dental services that include cleanings, fillings, extractions, anterior root canals, and most recently, low-cost crowns for anyone receiving a root canal at MSW.
MSW helps address the immediate needs of our patients. We then seek to educate them on the importance of good oral hygiene and provide them with many of the tools (toothbrushes, tooth paste, etc.) to help them maintain good oral healthcare on their own.
To learn more about the people involved with this work, please see our Staff and Board of Directors pages.