Dental Student Loan Repayment and FQHCs

Couple discusses moneyWe’re hard at work on the next issue of ADA New Dentist News, including a piece about FQHCs and dental student loan repayment.

An FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) is part of the dental safety net — these centers serve locations or populations with limited access to care. They may be located in urban or rural areas. An FQHC is often an integrated medical facility, where a patient has a single chart encompassing all care, including medical, dental and behavioral health.

Some dentists work full-time at a FQHC, while others devote part of their schedules to working for one of these centers. Loan repayment is available for a combined commitment that includes both a minimum number of 20 hours per week, and a minimum number of years of service.

Find out more at this link.

Have you worked at an FQHC? Share your experience in the comments.

One comment

  • While I have never personally worked at a FQHC, I can attest to the benefits they give to the communities they serve. A few of the younger practitioners I work with have done extensive work with FQHCs and I hear every week about how under served these inner city communities are. I am glad that programs like this can help get some of these recent graduates off their feet while providing a much needed service for these inner city and rural communities.

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