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Iowa Dental Education Loan Repayment Program/FIND Project

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Delta Dental of Iowa
Jul 1, 2024

Sara Schlievert


The Iowa Dental Education Loan Repayment Program offers up to $200,000 for the repayment of dental education debt to be used over a 5 year period. In return, the selected dentist agrees to practice in rural or underserved area in Iowa. Recipients must also allocate 35% of patient visits to underserved populations, including a minimum of 15% Medicaid-insured patients.

The Fulfilling Iowa's Need for Dentists (FIND) project is an expansion of the loan repayment program that works to stimulate community matching funds and promote the loan repayment program to targeted communities.

FIND project flyer


Licensed dentists in Iowa are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

$200,000 over a 5-year period for a dentist serving in a high-priority county.

$125,000 over a 5-year period for a dentist serving in a priority or non-designated county.

A $5,000 local match is required.

Map of priority and high priority counties

Application process

A link to the fact sheet is available on the program website.

Contact Sara Schlievert to discuss the application process. Potential applicants must make contact and establish an online account by June 1, 2024. The application is due July 1, 2024.

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Oral health · Iowa

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