Eagle River, WI is home to the newly installed President of the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists Association, Stacey Bisenius RDH.
Stacey has been a member of the WIDHA for 15 years and has been involved in various leadership roles for the past 6 years. She and her daughter Jayden Bisenius, a Northland Pines High School Student and Class A Volunteer for Special Olympics moved to the area over 2 years ago.
Stacey and Jayden teamed up with their local friend’s Lou and Mary Deditz on October 27th to help support the Special Olympics Regional Bowling Tournament at Dales Weston Lanes in Weston, WI, where over 500 athletes from across Wisconsin went to compete for the opportunity to bowl at the State Bowling Tournament in Madison.
From left to right: Jenna Lang (Regional Athlete Director), Stacey Bisenius (WI-DHA President), Jayden Bisenius (Class A Volunteer for Special Olympics), Mary Deditz and Lou Deditz (Agency Managers for Northern Access Special Olympics)
While the athletes competed in the daylong event, Stacey joined MedFest in oral health screenings and educating the athletes on the importance of oral health care as it pertains to the body.
MedFest is a free health screening includes: medical history, height and weight, blood pressure, cardiology test, oral health screening, orthopedic tests, musculoskeletal test, abdominal evaluation and a check-out station. The health screenings, meet the requirements of a standard sports physical, required under the General Rules of Special Olympics, Inc. Led by volunteer physicians, nurses, dental hygienists, physician assistants and medical and dental students.
“It was an honor to be a part of this event. I fully support all medical and dental integration efforts, and this is one that really makes a difference. I saw so many athletes who were proud and full of smiles.” – Stacey Bisenius RDH.
For more information on local Special Olympics Events, please contact: Mary and Lou Deditz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-891-0796. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jone Davis @email@example.com. For anyone interested in future events for Special Smiles or WIDHA Membership, please go to www.widha.org.