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South Carolina Rural Dentist Loan Repayment Program

South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Feb 15, 2020

Kristin C. Cochran, MHA


The South Carolina Rural Dentist Program provides loan repayment assistance to dentists who agree to practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) of South Carolina or serve as full-time faculty at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine. Dentists are expected to treat at least 100 unduplicated Medicaid patients.


Applicants must be licensed dentists. Priority for this program will be given to those demonstrating need and expressing honest intent to remain in the underserved area once funding is completed or are in an area of critical need at the College of Dental Medicine.

Geographic coverage
South Carolina
Amount of funding

Loan reimbursement payments are made quarterly and cover the amount of all canceled loan repayment checks submitted to the South Carolina AHEC (dated within the quarter); or the dentist can provide S.C. AHEC with the proper information needed to access his/her loans online and these can be paid directly by the South Carolina AHEC.

Application process

Links to the dentist application and the faculty application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Health professions faculty · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Oral health · South Carolina

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