Wisconsin's health care professions loan assistance programs were expanded in 2002 to assist rural and central city communities in recruiting and retaining dental health care professionals. The program delivers assistance by helping those who wish to locate in these areas repay loans accrued during their professional education. Dentists under this program are required to provide services to persons insured under Medicaid or Badger Care. There is a three year service commitment. Eligible Dentists must have graduated from an accredited school of Dentistry.
During each of the three years of the award, dentists must provide dental services to a certain minimum number of recipients of Medicaid or BadgerCare (unduplicated) not to fall below a certain minimum amount of claims paid.
The program requires a minimum of:
• 50 recipients and $8000 in claims paid during the first year of the award.
• 70 recipients and $11,000 in claims paid the second year.
• 90 recipients and $15,000 in claims paid the third year.
• A dentist as defined in S. 447.01 (7), Stats.
• Licensed under Ch. 447, Stats.
• Practicing General or Pediatric Dentistry.
Note: Includes proximate or anticipated graduation or
licensure. Being a graduate of a Wisconsin school is not