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Colorado State Dental 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.

Sponsor
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Deadlines
Sep 30, 2021
Contact

Theo Abbey
303.692.4916
theo.abbey@state.co.us

Purpose

The Colorado State Dental Loan Repayment Program provides loan repayment assistance to dentists and dental hygienists who agree to serve a certain number of Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and uninsured patients each month.

Awardees must agree to practice at the same site for a 2-year term.

Eligibility

Applicants must work at a dental practice in Colorado and provide direct clinical care to patients. Eligible dental professions include:

  • General dentists
  • Pediatric dentists
  • Dental hygienists
Geographic coverage
Colorado
Amount of funding

Award amounts vary based on the number of Health First Colorado (Medicaid), CHP+, and uninsured patients seen each month. Amounts are as follows.

For dentists:

  • $50,000 – if serving 80 or more underserved patients per month
  • $37,500 – if serving 60-79 underserved patients per month
  • $25,000 – if serving 20-59 underserved patients per month

For dental hygienists:

  • $12,000 – if serving 80 or more underserved patients per month
  • $8,000 – if serving 60-79 underserved patients per month
  • $6,000 – if serving 20-59 underserved patients per month
Application process

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

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



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