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Maine Dental Education Loan Repayment Program

Sponsor
Finance Authority of Maine
Deadlines
May 30, 2020
Contact

800.228.3734

Purpose

The Maine Dental Education Loan Repayment Program offers loan repayment assistance for dentists who agree to practice general dentistry in underserved areas of Maine.

Eligibility

Any dentist licensed to practice in Maine who is employed in a qualified practice, has qualifying outstanding dental education loans, and is not under agreement for loan repayment from a program funded by the National Health Service Corps.

Eligible dental care facilities must be in an underserved population area of Maine, providing primary dental care and:

  1. Accept payment through MaineCare
  2. Provide notice to patients that payment through Maine Care is accepted
  3. 25% of the patient load has been accepted for treatment regardless of ability to pay through insurance or other payment source
Geographic coverage
Maine
Amount of funding
  • Up to $25,000 per year, with a maximum of $100,000 for individuals entering their first loan agreement on or after January 1, 2020.
  • Up to $20,000 per year, with a maximum of $80,000 individuals entering their first loan agreement before January 1, 2020.

Participants must enter into an agreement requiring an initial 2 year commitment, which is renewable for an additional 2 years.

Application process

A link to the application form is available on the program website.

Mail completed applications to:

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME)
PO Box 949
5 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04332

Priority consideration is given to completed applications received with a postmark on or before May 30. Applications received after May 30 will be considered if funds are available.

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



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