Kansas Initiative for New Dentists (KIND)

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The Kansas Dental Association announced the first group of dental students who have been selected to receive $25,000 scholarship assistance in exchange for a commitment to serve in a rural Kansas Community and treat Medicaid and underserved patients. The Kansas Initiative for New Dentists (KIND) Program, conducted with financial support from the Delta Dental Foundation of Kansas, is a new loan repayment program designed to attract dentists to key areas identified as underserved. “Working with communities in key areas of Kansas, we are delighted to match these talented future dentists with great dental practice opportunities,” stated Dr. Stan Wint, a member of the Delta Dental Foundation of Kansas Board of Directors. “The problem facing our state isn’t so much one of too few dentists as it is one of geographic distribution. That’s what makes this KIND initiative so promising.”