Community Initiatives

Low Cost Denture Program

Wisconsin residents who have no remaining teeth are eligible to become participants in the annual denture program offered by Marquette University's School of Dentistry.  Second-year dental students work in teams to fabricate and custom fit a complete denture set for each patient.  The program is open to all edentulous (toothless) patients regardless of their economic status for the low cost of $200.

The goals of the program are to: provide hands-on clinical training to dental students early in their dental education, provide dental students the opportunity to develop their communication skills while working with older patients, and provide full dentures (prosthetics) to Wisconsin residents at very little cost.

Community Partners:

  •  Marquette University School of Dentistry (Lead Organization)
    • David Kachelmeyer, Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Milwaukee County Department on Aging
    • Lisamarie Arnold, Community Outreach Coordinator

For More Information:

Individuals interested in registering for this program should contact Marquette University's Dental School at 414-288-0761. For general questions about the program, please contact Dr. David Kachelmeyer at 414-288-6872 or via email:

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