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Primary Care Dental Faculty Development Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.976
Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
May 21, 2021

For programmatic or technical questions:
Jennifer Holtzman

For grants management or budget questions:
Denis Nikiema


This program will provide a grant for a single entity to serve as a Primary Care Dental Faculty Development Center (Center) to support the career development of junior primary care dental faculty through training, development activities, and sub-awards.

The goals of the program are for the Center to serve as a resource and training hub to support the development of junior faculty trainees, and for those trainees to develop the necessary skills to:

  1. Support their development to become future clinical educators and leaders in primary care dentistry
  2. Develop the skills to conduct primary care dental faculty development activities in community-based clinical primary care settings (such as Community Health Centers and other entities in rural and medically underserved settings)
  3. Integrate oral health and primary care in training and practice
  4. Teach how to provide oral healthcare across the life span as part of age friendly health systems

To reach the goals, the Center will:

  • Create a curriculum and training materials that will be used to prepare and develop trainees for an academic career in primary care dentistry to address the program's purpose and goals
  • Advertise the Center's program to leadership of eligible entities and request applications
  • Assist potential home institution applicants in the development of an internal process to select trainee candidates and identify an internal mentor to advise, guide, and supervise the trainee candidate
  • Ensure trainees spend at least 55% of their full-time equivalent (FTE) professional effort in a 2-year faculty development training program
  • Review and select up to 6 different home institutions from applications submitted to the Center
  • Support training and career development for two, 2 year cohorts of at least 6 trainees each
  • Provide sub-awards of up to $75,000 to each of the home institutions for each year of the 2 year training program to cover direct, indirect, facilities, and administrative costs

Eligible applicants include:

  • Accredited schools of dentistry
  • Public or nonprofit private hospitals
  • Public or private nonprofit entities which the Secretary has determined are capable of carrying out such grant or contract, such as an academic health center with a CODA accredited primary care dental residency program
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $700,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Number of awards: 1

Application process

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

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Health workforce education and training · Integrated service delivery · Oral health · Primary care

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