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Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.976
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 14, 2022

For programmatic questions:
Jennifer Holtzman DDS, MPH

For business, administrative, or fiscal questions:
Denis Nikiema


The Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program provides grants to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting the academic career development of faculty who teach primary care dentistry or focus their teaching on the integration of oral health in family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics.

The program's goals are to provide career development awards to applicant organizations to:

  • Support a single junior primary care faculty member, the Project Director's (PD) career development as a future clinician educator faculty and leader in primary care dentistry
  • Fund the Project Director's innovative project involving the transformation of healthcare delivery systems

Projects must focus on enhancing training or educational programs in one of 6 focus areas:

  1. Integrating oral health and primary care
  2. Integrating oral health and behavioral health
  3. Oral health workforce diversity
  4. Training for rural practice
  5. Addressing social determinants of health
  6. Training for vulnerable populations which may include pregnant women, infants, and/or children with special care needs and may include projects focused on transitioning children with medical-complexities, or those in the foster care system, from pediatric dentists to general dental providers

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited schools of dentistry
  • Public and nonprofit private hospitals
  • Public or private nonprofit entities that are capable of carrying out the contract
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Estimated award amount: $187,500
Project period: 5 years
Expected number of awards: 8
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,500,000

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Dental workforce · Health professions faculty · Health workforce education and training · Integrated service delivery · Oral health · Primary care · Social determinants of health

Organizations (3)

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