Delta Dental of Arkansas
To support you, our front-line partners in improving oral health, Delta Dental of Arkansas has two programs to provide financial support to our eligible participating dentists’ practices – the Advance Receipts Program and the Re-Opening Readiness Grants Program. Please read the following information before applying.
$2,500 grants are available to Delta Dental of Arkansas providers to help offset some of the costs of additional Personal Protection Equipment and sanitization supplies necessary to adhere to the current Arkansas Department of Health’s (ADH) guidelines for re-opening dental practices. Grant funding is available to all our in-network providers who have an active license and a practice located in Arkansas.
Applications will be accepted May 13 – June 1, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as received with checks being mailed soon thereafter.
A total of $2.9 million in funds is available. Grants will be paid to each office's Tax Identification Number collectively.
Grant funding must be used solely for the purpose of purchasing personal protection equipment, sterilization services and equipment and other safety needs to satisfy compliance with the current sanitation standards set forth by the ADH.
Grantees must spend all funds before December 31, 2020. Any remaining funds must be returned. Delta Dental of Arkansas will issue all grantees a 1099 reflecting the amount of grants provided, and grantees are responsible for any taxes.
The DDAR Advance Receipts Program will be available to Delta Dental of Arkansas participating dentists who meet the following criteria:
Dentists applying for support from the program are eligible to receive up to five advances, each equal to 40% of the average weekly DDAR clinical reimbursement payments made to the practice’s Tax Identification Number (TIN) during 2019. The amount is based on the 2019 1099s issued to your practice by DDAR.
Once your application is received, DDAR will take 1 week (five business days) to review your application. Once approved, you will receive an email from DDAR with your Advance Payment and Repayment Agreement which will need to be electronically signed, via Docusign, by the practice owner or authorized representative.
Advances will be paid weekly over a five-week period after a practice’s application is approved. The cumulative advance total to any one TIN will not exceed $40,000 and will be repaid, without any interest, in 20 equal payments to DDAR beginning July 1, 2020.
We have created an FAQ document to help answer any questions you may have about this program.
All of us at Delta Dental of Arkansas are committed to helping our state’s dentists get through these very difficult times. By doing so, together, we will continue our joint mission to improve the oral health of all Arkansans.