Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry

HRSA-15-051 | Bureau of Health Workforce

Application Accepted: 12/10/2014 to 02/04/2015

Projected Award Date: 07/01/2015

Estimated Award Amount: N/A

Estimated Number of Awards: 60 awards

Program Description:

This announcement solicits applications for the Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry program.  The purpose of this program is to improve access to, and the delivery of, oral health care services for all individuals, particularly low income, underserved, uninsured, underrepresented minority, health disparity, and rural populations. The goal of this FOA is to prepare postdoctoral trained dentists to practice in and lead new and innovative models of oral health care delivery to underserved and vulnerable groups, including programs that focus their activities at the population level.  Applicants are encouraged to target their programs towards dentists who are likely to provide care for underserved groups and communities.   Applicants will be required to develop or enhance integrated health care delivery systems that serve as training sites for postdoctoral dental trainees.  Integrated systems should be demonstrated by partnerships with primary care delivery organizations and other community-based organizations.  Integrated health care delivery systems should include: collaborative practice across dentistry and other health disciplines, mechanisms to improve care coordination, and system level initiatives, such as integrated electronic health records or care coordination among a network of providers to reduce the number of dental cases treated within emergency rooms in a region.

Additional Eligibility

Eligible applicants for postdoctoral training grants in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry shall include entities that have programs in dental schools, or approved residency or advanced education programs in the practice of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or dental public health. Public or private non-profit hospitals or public or private non-profit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, as well as Tribes and Tribal organizations, are eligible to apply for these funds as long as they can carry out such grants.  All training activities must be conducted by an accredited entity; therefore, either the applicant or a partner organization responsible for the training must be an accredited program in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or dental public health.  HRSA will check the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) website for accreditation confirmation.  Accreditation must be maintained continuously throughout the five-year grant period.

Contact Information

Jennifer Holtzman

Phone: 301-945-3368