Application Deadline Extended for Loan Repayment Program

Applications for the Georgia Oral Health Workforce Advancement Loan Repayment Program are due June 1. The program pays pre-dental and dental education loan debt for new graduates or young practitioners who agree to practice dentistry, full time, in an underserved area of Georgia. Dentists may be working, or plan to be working, in their own practice or be employed by a group dental practice, hospital, Georgia Public Health dental program clinic site, community health center, or other health care organization.

The program provides up to $25,000 a year in student loan repayment in return for practicing 12 months in a shortage area of Georgia. A minimum of eight awards will be granted, and recipients could earn a maximum of three years of repayment of up to $75,000.

For application forms or more information, contact Ketarya Dent at (706) 721-2383 or