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Opportunities for Students

Life-changing Programs for Students and Career Professionals

The Indian Health Service provides financial and experiential opportunities to make a career in dental health care a reality. Students and health profession graduates can benefit from loan repayment programs [Link to 4.0] and the IHS Scholarship Program [Link to 5.2] to alleviate the financial burden of pursuing their training. Current dental school students can also take advantage of the IHS Dental Externship Program [Link to 5.1] to gain hands-on training and be mentored by experienced professionals.

IHS Dental Externship Program

Third-year dental students gain experience firsthand while exploring a career in Indian health dentistry.

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IHS Scholarship Program

Eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students can benefit from full-tuition scholarships to complete their pre-dentistry or dentistry training.

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Loan Repayment Programs

Dental health professionals are eligible to reduce their student loan debt in exchange for a two-year service commitment with IHS.

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IHS Dental Externship program

Apply for the IHS Dental Externship Program

The IHS Dental Externship offers third-year dental students a rewarding opportunity to gain experience working alongside IHS dental teams while practicing their skill and applying their knowledge.

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