Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program (MDC-LARP)

Who may apply: Practicing dentists.

How to apply: Complete and file an MDC-LARP application available from the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). Contact MDH by calling (410) 767-3081.​

When to apply: July 31

Eligible field of employment: Dentistry.


You must have graduated from an accredited US dental school.  You must have a valid unrestricted license to practice dentistry in Maryland and be employed full-time as a dentist in Maryland providing care to Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients in Maryland.   You must have at least 30 percent of your patient population as MMAP recipients.  You must have outstanding eligible higher education loans. You cannot be in default on a loan or have incomplete service obligations.


This award is not based on need.


Dentists may receive up to $23,740 per year for each year of obligated service up to a maximum of 3 years of service.


You may renew your award up to two years.


You must sign and return a promissory note stating that you will remain employed full-time as a dentist.  You must agree to maintain at least 30 percent of your patient population as MMAP recipients.  If you hold this scholarship with any other award requiring a service obligation, you must perform your service in consecutive years.

The MDC-LARP program regulations have been published online under the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR). Please click the following link to access the program regulations:​

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