Evaluation of the Dental Wellness Plan 2.0: Early Experiences of Private Practice Dentists
This report describes Iowa dentists’ participation in, and early experiences with, the Dental Wellness Plan 2.0. The DWP 2.0 program began on July 1, 2017, when adult members from traditional Medicaid and the Medicaid expansion program (DWP 1.0) were merged into a single public dental benefit program.
We solicited dentists’ experiences through an online survey that was distributed to all private practice dentists in Iowa in December 2017, 6 months after these programmatic changes were implemented. 305 (21%) dentists responded to the survey.