Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program

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To Be Eligible …

  • You must be a Maryland resident. 
  • 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.


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:​

Loans That Qualify

  • Stafford loans
  • Grad PLUS loans
  • Perkins loans
  • Consolidation loans
  • State loans
  • Private loans
  • Institutional loans.

Next Steps

You can find the application and support materials here.

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