Delta Dental of Rhode Island Launches Second Phase of Financial Support for R.I. Dental Practices with Additional $1M
Delta Dental of Rhode Island has announced the second phase of its planned financial relief for Rhode Island dentists to help them acquire personal protective equipment (PPE) as they reopen their offices. This second phase follows the more than $1 million the company distributed to its participating Rhode Island dentists for PPE expenses in late May 2020.
Delta Dental’s second round of support, for both in-network and non-network dentists in Rhode Island, will again include more than $1 million. Checks will be distributed to dental practices in August and again in September, based on patient volume in the practice during the prior month.
“As dentists begin seeing more patients for routine and critical oral health care, it’s more important than ever to ensure that dentists and their patients are safe,” said Delta Dental President and CEO Joseph R. Perroni. “We want to make sure that Rhode Islanders feel comfortable accessing dental care. This financial support, along with the temporary changes we’ve made to certain policies, is designed to better protect dentists, their staff and our members.”
Additionally, Delta Dental has purchased PPE for distribution to in-network dentists as a follow-up to its earlier PPE donation to the Rhode Island Dental Association for distribution to dentists across the state.
“We continue to focus on ensuring that our members have access to critical oral health care during this public health crisis, and on providing financial relief that eases the burdens on dentists and Rhode Island businesses,” Perroni said.
To learn more about Delta Dental’s support of the Rhode Island dental community, visit deltadentalri.com/Provider/Covid19.
Delta Dental of Rhode Island is the state’s largest dental insurer. The Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries administer dental benefits for more than 700,000 members. The mission of Delta Dental is to improve the oral health of our members by delivering impeccable service, quality and innovation that exceeds expectations. As experts in oral health care, we are committed to accessible, affordable care that drives improved health outcomes. Visit www.deltadentalri.com.