Loan Repayment Program

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of hundreds, even thousands of families in your area? Do you want to really get to know your patients and build closer relationships with both patients and colleagues? Have you ever considered opening a dental practice in greater Minnesota where there is a shortage of dentists?

There are many underserved towns across Minnesota without adequate access to dental care, with people that need the experience you have worked so hard to acquire. We understand this need and also know dental education can be expensive. That is why we developed the Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists Program or DMD.

Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists (DMD) Program is a program which assists qualified dentists with dental education loan repayment in exchange for their service in identified areas of need in Minnesota.

The program is administered and funded by Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation. DMD’s purpose is to increase access to dental care by attracting qualified dentists to underserved communities.

Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation works in collaboration with Minnesota Dental Foundation to promote the program and help with the selection of recipients.


The Spring 2016 application period for the Dentist Education Loan Repayment Program is now  closed.



Meet the Recipients!

Meet the Inaugural DMD Program Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients selected for the Dedicated to Minnesota Dentists dental educational loan repayment for service program! All four dentists are newly licensed and practicing in their chosen Minnesota community.

Click here to learn about the recipients.