Dentist Support PPE Program Extended

July 02, 2020

The Dentist Support PPE Program was implemented on June 1, 2020 to help assist Participating Dentists with increased costs related to PPE from the COVID-19 pandemic. This program will remain in effect until December 31, 2020 (extended from July 31, 2020).

Important program reminders: 

  • Payments will be issued monthly as a bulk payment for the total number of DDKS patient visits from the prior month (Checks will be mailed around the 15th of each month).
  • Delta Dental of Kansas will pay participating dental practices in Kansas $10 per patient visit for patients that are DDKS covered members only.
  • Participating Dentists will submit claims as usual (no special codes or notes needed).
  • Claims must be received within 30 days of the date of service in order for DDKS to calculate payments.

The Dentist Support PPE Program is in addition to two dentist relief programs that were launched in April. The first program - our Dentist Relief Aid Program - distributed approximately $3 million in relief payments in April. The second program - our Dentist Advance Claims Payment Program - provided interest-free claims advance payments to assist Participating Dentists across the state with their practice. You are an important partner with us in improving the oral health of your patients. We are committed to supporting you, our group purchasers, our members and our employees during these unprecedented times.