Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. (DDNJ) and Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. (DDCT) announced the launch of its Dentist Support Program to provide their network dentists in New Jersey and Connecticut with much-needed financial relief amounting to $13 million during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program consists of two components— the Support for PPE Supplies Program and the Advance Payment Program (APP).
The Support for PPE Supplies Program will assist New Jersey and Connecticut Delta Dental participating network dental offices in purchasing PPE supplies, some of which have not customarily been used in dental practices. PPE includes N-95 and surgical masks, sterilization procedures and equipment, and implementing other sanitation as needed due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Eligible dentists will receive $10 per DDNJ or DDCT patient visit over a two-month period. Payments will begin once emergency care restrictions are lifted in New Jersey and Connecticut and dental professionals are permitted to provide routine and preventive dental care.
“We are committed to providing support for our Delta Dental providers who have been impacted financially as a result of the unprecedented level of care disruption COVID-19 has caused,” said Dennis Wilson, president and CEO of Delta Dental of New Jersey and Delta Dental of Connecticut. “This program is just one way we’re helping to ensure our network dentists can provide their patients with the routine dental care they will need, post-pandemic.”
Network Dentists who are dental practice owners can also apply for a no-interest advance on their 2020 claims through the APP if they are licensed and practicing in New Jersey and Connecticut, in good standing, and have been participating with DDNJ or DDCT since 2019. Eligible dentists who apply and are approved for the APP can receive an advanced payment representing 50 percent of their average monthly 2019 payments, not exceeding $25,000 per applicant. DDNJ and DDCT will gradually recoup the payment advance later in the year once dental offices resume normal operations.
More information on both the APP and PPE Supplies program can be found on DeltaDentalNJ.com/dentist/support-program
About Delta Dental
Delta Dental of New Jersey, Inc. is New Jersey’s leading dental benefits company, providing or administering coverage to more than 1.7 million people through contracts with groups in New Jersey and Connecticut. In Connecticut, Delta Dental of Connecticut, Inc. is a licensed insurer that writes dental coverage on an insured basis, and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs.
Offering dental benefits since 1969, Delta Dental of New Jersey’s mission is to promote oral health to the greatest number of people by providing accessible dental benefit programs of the highest quality, service, and value. We are a not-for-profit service corporation and, as a member of Delta Dental Plans Association, we’re part of a network that provides national dental coverage to more than 73 million people. For more information, visit DeltaDentalNJ.com.