Alert: COVID-19 closures
The closure order from July 13 does not impact dental practices.
Dentists late Friday were granted an additional 3 ½ weeks to apply for pandemic relief grants through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal. The previous application deadline was set for today, Aug. 3.
Dentists now have through Aug. 28 to apply for the Provider Relief Fund grants. This article will redirect to the CDA article published Aug. 3.
Richard Barnes, DDS, wants to share a message with his fellow CDA members and California dentists: If eligible for the federal Provider Relief Funds, apply without hesitation.
Dentists with a tax identification number have until Aug. 3 to apply for funding through the Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal.
Dentists now have until Aug. 3 to apply for financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Enhanced Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal.
CDA this week took a support position on legislation that would help to protect public health officers in California from threats and attacks by requiring that their personal information be kept confidential.
Sen. Richard Pan, who is also a practicing pediatrician, introduced Senate Bill 483 in response to the escalating personal threats made against public health officers throughout the state.
The Dental Board of California has not altered the requirements related to how the required basic life support course is to be conducted and completed. A portion of the course may be completed online, but licensees must still complete a live, in-person skills practice session.
Dentists are advised to continue to adhere closely to CDPH guidance, including the recommendation to have two weeks of PPE available.
Aug. 4: Dentists now have through Aug. 28 to apply for the Provider Relief Funds and much more information is available about the federal grants. Read the latest CDA article.
Dentists who provide care for Medicaid patients (known as Medi-Cal in California) may be eligible to receive financial relief from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
Small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic now have until Aug. 8 to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides loans that are entirely forgivable if borrowers spend at least 60% of the loan funds on payroll expenses.