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Dental Faculty 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.

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
Apr 19, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Oksana Cobb

For grants management or budget questions:
John Gazdik


The Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program provides funds to dental and dental hygiene training programs to establish loan repayment programs for dental and dental hygiene faculty in order to increase the number of faculty in the workforce. Priority will be given to programs providing loan repayment in the area of primary care dentistry, including general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, public health dentistry, and dental hygiene.

Awardees must create a selection committee to choose the individual loan repayment recipients, and loan recipients must agree to work full-time. The selection committee is encouraged to consider the rural or disadvantaged background of loan recipients in the scoring process. The institution's loan repayment program will pay an amount equal to 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 30% of loan debt for each successive year of service up to 5 years.


Eligible applicants include programs of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry in public or private nonprofit dental or dental hygiene schools, or approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Up to 8 awards will be made. Estimated award amounts are:

  • Year 1 - $100,000
  • Year 2 - $150,000
  • Year 3 - $200,000
  • Year 4 - $250,000
  • Year 5 - $300,000
Application process

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

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Health professions faculty · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Oral health

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