CDA recommends dentists ask for stabilization grants

The California Dental Association is urging dentists to contact their dental plans and ask for stabilization grants, according to a June 3 news release.

To cooperate with infection control standards amid the COVID-19 pandemic, California dentists must limit patient volume and incur an additional $25 to $50 dollar cost per patient, depending on the procedure. The CDA argues that stabilization grants from dental plans would sustain practices during their period of increased spending and lower revenue.

Dentists in some other states have received stabilization grants from their dental plans to maintain sufficient provider networks and guarantee dental care access for patients.

The CDA is encouraging dentists to send a letter to the major dental plans in their state and stress that a lack of relief could result in widespread dental office closures throughout the state.

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