Details and application instructions, including: eligibility requirements, service options, and required supporting materials are in the application form [.pdf]
Access to dental care is an issue for many South Dakotans, especially for underserved populations and those in rural communities.
Our dentist loan repayment program works to ensure a robust dental workforce and increase access to care. Financial assistance to pay dentists' student loans is offered in exchange for serving Medicaid-covered patients in their practice.
Dentists choose from two service options, and can receive up to $80,000 over four years, with an additional $20,000 available in bonuses.
Application deadlines are generally May 1 and October 1 of each year for consideration by the Delta Dental of South Dakota Foundation Board of Directors.
Complete details and application instructions are included in the Loan Repayment For Service application form.