Tuesday, June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021

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Delta Dental plans aid for dental practitioners


Washington dental insurance provider Delta Dental announced Friday that it will create two programs aimed at providing financial assistance to its roughly 5,000 in-network dentists. Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order has halted all nonemergency dental procedures.

The first program will provide $10 million in grant support, ranging in size up to $15,000 per practice, for Delta network dentists who have been impacted by COVID-19 closures. The program is intended to target the hardest-hit dentists, such as those with recent education debt or those located in smaller communities.

The second program will provide advance payments of up to 25 percent of a practice’s average historical weekly reimbursement levels for an eight-week period, with a limit of $25,000 per practice, intended to help dental offices rise out the financial strain of the closure.