Delta Dental offering $10.5M to Iowa dentists affected by pandemic

Delta Dental of Iowa and the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation are offering $10.5 million to Iowa dentists and nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS affiliate KIMT reports.

The Advance Claims Payment Program has $10 million available to give to Iowa dentists with immediate cash flow problems. Another $500,000 will be distributed via the COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Operating Relief Fund, with grants up to $10,000 for Iowa agencies addressing food needs or providing health services during the outbreak.

"These are unprecedented times. We want to ensure our dental and nonprofit partners can continue to provide essential health services during this time and into the future," Jeff Russell, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Iowa and president of the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation, said. "We are all in this together."

Dentists can request funds until April 17.

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