Access to Dental Care is Vital to the Health of Your Community

March 25, 2020

Let’s Keep Dentists Doors Open

Your dentist has a vital role in keeping you and your community healthy. The recent closure of dental offices due to the coronavirus outbreak, while necessary, is creating a huge financial strain on dentists as small business owners. To ensure dentists, their staff and their businesses are ready to reopen and hit the ground running when this is all over, Delta Dental of Washington is offering financial relief for independent in-network dentists to ensure their clinics can reopen and serve you.

“As we continue to see the escalation of COVID-19, we recognize its impact is being felt by all dental practices across the state, and that we have an important role to play,” said Mark Mitchke, Delta Dental of Washington CEO. “It’s our hope that these steps will help our network dentists who have the greatest need.”

The relief funds come in the form of $10M in financial grant support and advance payments, which are being made available to qualified Delta Dental network dentists in independent practice – including those with small and rural practices, which will likely be the hardest hit by the coronavirus-related closures.

What can you do to support your local dentist?

  • When the ban is lifted, schedule a cleaning or checkup.
  • Stay on top of good at home care. Keeping your smile healthy now is the best way to show your dentist you value a healthy smile.
  • Write a positive review. Good online reviews boost traffic and increase business.
  • Refer a friend or family member. Sending additional business their way is the best compliment a business owner can receive.

Applications for providers are available through April, 15th, 2020.

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About Our Corporate Philanthropy and Mission: Delta Dental of Washington is known as one of the top companies in the state for philanthropy. Last year Delta Dental of Washington and its Arcora Foundation contributed $2,629,160 in grants, community sponsorships and corporate giving – in addition to community programming such as the SmileMobile and ABCD program – to ensure all people enjoy good oral health and overall health, with no one left behind.