Local Dental Pilot Project application deadline nears

The deadline to apply for Local Dental Pilot Project funding under Domain 4 of the Dental Transformation Initiative has been extended to Sept. 30 as a result of a delay in the development of a budget template for the application. The California Department of Health Care Services opened its application cycle for LDPP proposals developed under the Medi-Cal 2020 Waiver June 1. Fifteen pilot projects will be selected to commence in January 2017.

LDPP applications must be submitted by a "lead entity," which can be a county, a city and county, a consortium of counties serving a region consisting of more than one county, a tribe, an Indian Health Services program or a University of California or California State University campus. Lead entities are encouraged to collaborate with other programs and organizations in their communities to reach program goals, and interested dentists and local dental component societies are encouraged to be active partners in their community's LDPPs where appropriate.

LDPP applications are available now and are due Sept. 30.

The Local Dental Pilot Projects are one of four domains under the DTI. The domains focus on the following:

  • Preventive dental services.
  • Caries risk assessment and treatment.
  • Continuity of care.

Dentists who are not partnering with a lead entity and submitting an LDPP application may want to reach out to LDPP applicants in their area. In the event that an LDPP is approved, dentists are encouraged to explore partnering opportunities.

For more information regarding the LDPP application and the DTI domains and provider incentives, visit the Department of Health Care Services website.

This story was updated on August 1 to provide the new LDPP funding application deadline.

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