The Maryland Dent-Care
Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP) is a student loan assistance repayment
program for dentists who treat Maryland’s most vulnerable populations. The
purpose of MDC-LARP is to increase access to oral health care services for
Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients by increasing the number
of dentists treating this population.
Who May Apply?
individual must be:
a practicing dentist in Maryland who has graduated from an
accredited US dental school and have a valid unrestricted license to practice
dentistry in Maryland;
employed full-time as a dentist in Maryland providing care to
Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients in Maryland;
a dentist with at least 30 percent of their patient
population as MMAP recipients; and
currently paying off outstanding student loan debt.
eligible for this award, an individual cannot be in default on a loan or have an
incomplete service obligation.
How do I
file an MDC-LARP application available through the Maryland Department of
Health (MDH). Click here to
Award Selection & Award
applicants may receive up to $23,740 per year for each year of obligated
service, up to a maximum of 3 years of service.
additional questions regarding the award selection process, please contact MDH
at (410) 767-3081.
You may renew your award for up
to two years.
July 31 – Deadline to apply and submit all required documentation
Applicants must sign and return a
promissory note stating they will remain employed full-time as a dentist. Applicants
must agree to maintain at least 30 percent of their patient population as MMAP
recipients. If the recipient of this award is also the recipient of any
other award requiring a service obligation, the service requirement must be performed
in consecutive years.
program regulations have been published online under the Code of Maryland
Regulations (COMAR). Please click here to access
the program regulations.
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