The 2016 Dental Faculty Development and Loan Repayment Program is now open and will close on May 31, 2016. Please refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement for program requirements.
Program staff will hold two Technical Assistance (TA) sessions. Participate using the information below:
Technical Assistance Webinar - Playback
April 14, 2016 from 2 - 4 p.m. (ET)
Audio play-back number: 866-463-2193
Technical Assistance Conference Call
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF - 106 KB)
May 3, 2016, at 2 p.m. (ET)
Audio play-back number: 888-282-0031
Funds may be used to: 1) plan, develop, and operate a program for the training of oral health care providers who plan to teach in general, pediatric, public health dentistry, or dental hygiene, 2) provide financial assistance in the form of traineeships and fellowships to dentists who plan to teach or are teaching in general, pediatric, or public health, and 3) meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve dental faculty development programs.
Entities eligible for grants to support training in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry include entities that have programs in dental or dental hygiene schools; or have approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry. Therefore, for the purposes of this announcement, the use of "general, pediatric, and public health dentistry," "primary care dentistry" and "dental faculty" shall include dental hygiene unless otherwise noted.
National Center for Health Workforce Analysis Oral Health Workforce Reports
Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations (Institute of Medicine)
Advancing Oral Health in America (Institute of Medicine)