Minnesota Dentist Loan Forgiveness Guidelines
Available November 1
This program is offered to dental students, residents or licensed dentists, who plan to serve/are serving at least 25 percent of their annual patient encounters to state public program enrollees or patients receiving a sliding fee schedule in Minnesota. A prospective participant must submit an application to the ORHPC during the open application cycle as a practicing dentist or while completing dental school or residency training.
Participants must begin their service obligation under this program no later than March 31 following completion of their dental program. Participants must complete their dental program as originally stated in their application.
Participants are eligible to participate for up to four years in the program during which they practice as a dentist serving at least 25 percent of their annual patient encounters to state public program enrollees or patients receiving a sliding fee schedule. The ORHPC will make an annual payment to the participant in the amount of $30,000, not to exceed $120,000 total for the maximum four-year period or the balance of the designated loan(s), whichever is less subject to the availability of funds appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature for the loan forgiveness program.