As part of the CARES Act, the Health and Human Services (HHS) was allocated $175 billion in relief funds allocated to the stimulate hospitals, health care providers, and front line workers. Dentists were originally excluded, but with recent changes in the parameters for this program are now eligible to apply for the direct payments.
Applications must be made by August 3, 2020 be considered and can be made through this portal: https://cares.linkhealth.com/#/.
Additional resources on how to apply can also be found here: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/cares-act-provider-relief-fund/for-providers/index.html#:~:text=Read%20the%20descriptions%20below%20to,extended%20to%20August%203%2C%202020.
See the article from the American Dental Association (ADA) linked to below for a deeper dive into how the program is designed to work.