The Oklahoma Dental Loan Repayment Act, authorized in 2006 by SB 1737, created a program designed to increase the number of dentists serving and caring for those dependent upon the state for dental care and to make dental care accessible to underserved areas by providing educational loan repayment assistance for up to five (5) Oklahoma licensed dentists per year for up to five (5) years per dentist. One dentist entering the program each year may agree to teach at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, as funds allow.

  • have graduated from an accredited US dental school during the last five (5) years prior to the effective funding cycle. Preference will be given to graduates of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.

  • have an active unrestricted Oklahoma dental license or faculty permit at the time the service obligation begins.

  • Practice full time in a designated Oklahoma dental health professional shortage area AND
  • Agree that at least 30% of total patients treated are Medicaid recipients. OR
  • Qualify for an ODLRP faculty position at the OU College of Dentistry.

Receive up to $25,000 per year per dentist toward the repayment of eligible school loans.


Please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's website for more information, including the Application Guidelines.