Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation Loan Repayment Program



Despite significant dental workforce shortages, oral health remains an essential need in many Virginia communities. Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation is committed to addressing these shortfalls with a one-year student loan repayment program designed to help Virginia dentists and dental hygienists in exchange for 12 months of service with a safety-net clinic.

The application cycle for new applicants is now closed. For those who have started their application, you will be able to complete it by 6/30/2024

Application Cycle Extended to: June 17, 2024

Original Application Cycle: April 8, 2024 - June 3, 2024


Effective December 22, 2023, the Office of Health Equity will no longer be using to process workforce incentive applications.

Please be advised that during this transition, application accounts and data will be unavailable on OHE is committed to quality improvement and providing the best customer service to Virginia’s current and future health workforce. This transition is a necessary step in our efforts to provide a more efficient, modern incentive application web platform in 2024. Your patience and understanding are most appreciated. Please continue to visit this website for program updates, coordinator contact information and future application information.

Sandra V. Serna
Director, Office of Health Equity


Incentive Structure:

There is a total of $250,000 in funding available for loan repayments to dental providers.

  • Up to $20,000 for dentists;
  • Up to $10,000 for dental hygienists.



  • A licensed dentist or dental hygienist and be in good standing;
  • Working full-time (32 hours per week minimum);
  • Have a valid and unrestricted license to practice in Virginia;
  • Applicants must be a United States Citizen , National, Permanent Resident, hold an immigration visa or be classified as a political refugee as verified by a social security number included in the application.  Persons with a temporary or student visa are not eligible.
  • Must agree to use the Delta Dental funds only to repay qualifying educational loan(s)
    • Must have qualifying educational loans & show proof
    • Must show proof of debt reduction
    • Award cannot exceed total amount owed
  • Must completely satisfy any other contractual service obligation
  • Must not have any judgement Liens
  • Practice in a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area in Virginia (DHPSA)
  • Required Documents
    • Employer support form



Please send questions to  Stacy Davis, Health Workforce Coordinator, by calling (804) 659-3959 or by emailing Stacy Davis or Olivette Burroughs, Statewide Health Workforce Manager, at or call 804-864-7431.