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Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.059
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 12, 2020

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Jennifer Holtzman DDS, MPH

For programmatic or technical assistance questions:
Latisha Nibblett


Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry grants provide funds to plan, develop, operate, or participate in, postdoctoral training programs in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and dental public health.

Programs should prepare postdoctoral trained dentists to improve access to and delivery of oral healthcare delivery to low income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, health disparity, and rural populations.

Program objectives include:

  • Increase the ability of dentists to care for the needs of patients with complex medical needs and address the social determinants of oral health
  • Increase the number of dentists trained to manage oral health programs, evaluate systems of care, and design surveillance systems to measure oral health status
  • Improve the training of, or increase the number of, primary care dentists trained in postdoctoral training programs located in rural areas
  • Increase the number of postdoctoral trained primary care dentists who choose to practice in rural and/or underserved areas or with vulnerable populations

Eligible applicants are entities that have programs in dental schools, or approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or dental public health.

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

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total funding available: $13,000,000
Number of awards: Up to 28
Project period: 5 years

The maximum amount that may be requested per year for an application that includes accredited residency programs in one disciplines is $450,000.

The maximum amount that may be requested per year for a collaborative application that includes accredited residency programs in at least two disciplines is $650,000.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Financial aid for health career education · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Racial and ethnic groups · Scholarships for health careers · Social determinants of health · Veterans

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