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Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program and Dental Hygienist Loan Repayment Program

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.

Ohio Department of Health
Nov 30, 2023



The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program (ODLRP) and Dental Hygienist Loan Repayment Program (ODHLRP) offers loan repayment to general and pediatric dentists and dental hygienists who agree to work in federal- or state-designated dental health professional shortage areas in Ohio.

Applicants must provide services to Medicaid-eligible people regardless of their ability to pay.


Applicants must be dental students in the final year of dental or dental hygiene school, dental residents in the final year of residency, or currently practicing general or pediatric dentists and dental hygienists. Clinicians must provide dental services in dental practice sites located in underserved areas.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Applicants may receive up to $25,000 per year for an initial 2-year contract and up to $35,000 for third and fourth years.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application packet are available on the program website.

Email completed applications to

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

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