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Community Involvement

The Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program works to improve oral health in dental health resource shortage areas.

This program works with dentists that practice in areas of Ohio designated as having a dental professional shortage by the Ohio Dept. of Health. ODLRP dentists have contracted through this program and agree to provide dental services for patients without regard to the patient’s ability to pay; other criteria are also stipulated through the contract. ODLRP dentists receive repayment for dental student loan debt at pre-determined amounts agreed upon in their individual contracts.

For more information, visit the Ohio Department of Health or contact ODA's Department of Public Service by calling (614) 486-2700 or emailing