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Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.059
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration
Feb 7, 2022

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Gerly Sapphire Marc-Harris

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Cynthia Chennault, RDH, BSDH, MPH


The Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene program will award funding to plan, develop, and operate predoctoral training programs in dentistry and dental hygiene for dental and dental hygiene students that address enhancing pediatric training to support improved access to oral health care for vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities. The program emphasizes training focused on populations with medically complex conditions, special health care and behavioral health care needs, and incorporating social determinants of health into clinical care.

Objectives include:

  • Increase the ability for dental students and trainees to care for the needs of patients with complex health conditions and address social determinants of health
  • Improve the training of, or increase the number of, dentists, dental hygienists, and other oral health care students trained in predoctoral training programs located in rural or underserved areas
  • Train students to practice in new models that stress the integration of oral health into the larger primary health care delivery systems
  • Increase the number of primary care dentists, dental hygienists, and other oral health care providers who care for rural, underserved, or vulnerable populations

Eligible applicants include accredited schools of dentistry, public or non-profit private hospitals, dental hygiene schools, or other public or private nonprofit entities that the Secretary has determined are capable of carrying out professional training programs.

Faith-based and community-based organizations, community colleges, as well as tribes and tribal organizations, are eligible to apply provided they are capable of meeting grant requirements.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $300,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: Up to 15
Estimated total program funding: $4,500,000

Application process

Links to full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
Access · Dental workforce · Health workforce education and training · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Scholarships for health careers · Social determinants of health

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