Since 2002, the CDA Foundation’s Student Loan Repayment Grant program has helped 13 dentists work in community clinics where they’ve seen more than 62,000 patients and provided nearly $16 million in care for individuals who would otherwise go without.
Six of those 13 dentists visited the CDA headquarters recently to share their stories of working in community clinics and to offer tips on how to improve the program for future candidates.
In exchange for a commitment by recipients to care for the underserved, the CDA Foundation awards selected recent dental school/specialty graduates with the Student Loan Repayment Grant to help repay their educational loan of up to $35,000 per year for a maximum of $105,000 over three years.
For more information on the CDA Foundation's Student Loan Repayment Grant, visit cdafoundation.org/receive.
For information on how to donate to the Student Loan Repayment Grant program, contact Michelle Rivas, director of development and fundraising for the CDA Foundation, at 916.554.5393 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch testimonials of past recipients below.