As a Maine Dental Education Loan Recipient you may be eligible to have all or part of your dental education loan debt forgiven under certain circumstances. This program was created to increase access to dental care for underserved populations in Maine.
Loan recipients practicing primary dental care in an eligible dental facility in an underserved area (as determined by the Commissioner of The Maine Department of Health & Human Services) may be forgiven 25 % of their original outstanding indebtedness on an annual basis. Recipients must provide documentation that they have practiced primary dental care in an eligible facility in an underserved area. Loan recipients may receive partial loan forgiveness on a pro rata basis if they fulfill all the criteria but maintain the appropriate practice for less than a year.
To be considered an eligible dental facility, the facility must offer primary dental care and accept patients without regard for payment source, accept MaineCare, accept payment based on a sliding fee scale from patients with family income up to 200% of poverty level, and not limit service to patients based on payment source.
Must be a resident of Maine.
This funding opportunity requires applicants to hold U.S. Citizenship.