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Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene

Grants to USA Hospitals, Universities, Others to Train
Dental Students & Hygienists in New Models of Care

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United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Medicine and Dentistry

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02/02/15 11:59 PM ET


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Grants to USA hospitals, universities, and others to train predoctoral dentistry students and other dentistry students to treat underserved communities. On December 17, a webinar will be held. On January 21, a conference call will be held. Eligible applicants, having accredited training programs in dentistry and dental hygiene, will focus on training in new models that stress the integration of oral health into larger care delivery systems and expanded roles of dental hygienists, under evolving State practice acts.

Eligible programs will enhance dental workforce education and training to prepare predoctoral dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental hygienists to practice in new and emerging models of care that are designed to meet the needs of vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities.

Propose predoctoral training programs in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry for dental students, dental hygienists, and dental hygiene students that address at least one of the following two focus areas:

Focus Area 1: Enhancing training to support integration of oral health within the broader health care delivery system to improve access to oral health care for vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities.

Focus Area 2: Training to support oral health providers practicing in advanced roles to improve access to vulnerable, underserved, or rural communities.

Applicants may use grant funds to support the proposed professional training programs in the following ways:

1. To plan, develop, and operate or participate in an approved professional training programs in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or public health dentistry for dental students, dental hygienists, and/or dental hygiene trainees that emphasizes training for general, pediatric, or public health dentistry;

2. To meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve predoctoral training in primary care programs; and

3. To provide technical assistance to primary care training programs in developing and implementing instruction regarding the oral health status, dental care needs, and risk-based clinical disease management of all primary care populations with an emphasis on underserved children.

Only applicants who develop and operate innovative programs to encourage and support students from underrepresented minorities, rural or disadvantaged backgrounds, or veterans may use funds to provide financial assistance to dental and dental hygiene students who: 1) demonstrate need; and 2) plan to practice in general, pediatric, public heath dentistry, or dental hygiene.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149582

Number of Grants:

Up to 13 grants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $350,000 per year.

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020 (5 years)


  • Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
  • Faith-based Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American)
  • Institutions of Higher Education; IHE(s)
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Accredited dental or dental hygiene schools
Public or private not-for-profit hospitals
Other public or not-for profit accredited entities that have training programs in dentistry or dental hygiene

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Oral Health Training Branch (OHTB) in BHW’s Division of Medicine and Dentistry will conduct two technical assistance (TA) sessions for this funding opportunity announcement.

The first session will be a webinar and will include information important for preparing an application and an opportunity to ask questions. A taped replay of the audio portion will be available one hour after the call ends, and a recording of the webinar will be available approximately one day after the webinar ends, through the closing date of the funding opportunity. The link for the webinar recording will be placed on the website:

The second TA session will be a phone call and will also include information important for preparing an application and an opportunity to ask questions. A taped replay will be available one hour after the call ends, through the closing date of the funding opportunity.

The TA sessions will take place as follows:
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Telephone Number: 800-857-6260
Passcode: 2050762
Web Link:
Play-back telephone number: 866-425-0202
Passcode: 3715

Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Telephone Number: 800-857-6260
Passcode: 2050762
Play-back telephone number: 888-484-8258
Passcode: 4115

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To obtain additional information regarding business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Denis Nikiema, Grants Management Specialist
Telephone: (301) 443-8007
Fax: (301) 443- 6343

For additional information related to the overall program issues and/or technical assistance:
Diane Weidley, RDH, BSDH
Public Health Analyst, Oral Health Training Branch
Telephone: (301) 443-8106
Fax: (301) 443-8890

For assistance when working online to submit application forms electronically: Contact Center Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International Callers, please dial 606-545-5035) E-mail:
Applicants should always obtain a case number when calling for support. Contact 24 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding Federal holidays.

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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