The funding for this program was provided by the Minnesota State Legislature to provide an incentive to attract new dentists to practice general dentistry in the Taconite Assistance Area (TAA) of northeastern Minnesota. The TAA is an area that has documented need for dentists who will provide services to its communities and underserved populations.
The amount of loan repayment assistance is a maximum of $30,000 each year for four years. The recipients will need to maintain a full-time general practice in the dental shortage area of the TAA for a period of five years.
Applications for this program are no longer being accepted.