Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry

 

The purpose of the Training in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene programs are to improve access to and the delivery of oral health care services for all individuals, particularly low income, underserved, uninsured, minority, health disparity, and rural populations by increasing the supply of a qualified dental workforce and enhancing dental workforce education and training. This is addressed through the implementation of the following programs: 1) Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene; 2) Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry; 3) the Dental Faculty Development and Loan Repayment Program; 4) the Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program; and 5) Primary Care Clinician Educator Career Development Awards.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.059
Federal Agency/Office
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Fiscal Year 2016: 1) Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric or Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene: • Grantees trained 3,835 dental and dental hygiene students, 28 percent were either from a disadvantaged background or from underrepresented minorities. • Nearly 24 percent of individuals intended to practice in a primary care setting upon completion of training, while nearly 20 percent intended to practice in a medically underserved area. • During the academic year, grantees partnered with 139 clinical training sites, of which 63 percent were located in medically underserved communities, 55 percent in a primary care setting, and 17 percent in a rural setting. 2) Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry: • This program produced 279 newly specialized dentists who completed their dental residencies and entered the health care workforce. Of these new dentists, over 50 percent reported Pediatric Dentistry as their primary discipline, while 46 percent and 4 percent (respectively) reported General Dentistry and Public Health Dentistry as their primary discipline. • Nearly 2,232 health care students and trainees participated in interprofessional team-based care alongside PDD residents. • During the academic year, grantees partnered with 149 clinical training sites, 60 percent were located in a medically underserved community, 50 percent in a primary care setting, and seven percent in a rural setting. 3) Faculty Development Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene: • Grantee supported 80 distinct faculty development activities, which trained 946 faculty members. • Faculty who received direct grant support as instructors trained 929 dental students, general density residents, and pediatric dentistry residents. 4) Dental Faculty Development and Loan Repayment Program: as this was a new program for FY2016, there is currently no data available. 5) Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program: as this is a new program for FY2017, there are no accomplishments to note.
Fiscal Year 2017 Currently no data available.
Fiscal Year 2018 Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene: Awardees trained 9,562 dental and dental hygiene students, 27 percent of whom were from a disadvantaged background and 21 percent were from an underrepresented minority. All graduates from the prior year who had received funding reported currently practicing in primary care settings within medically underserved communities. Awardees collaborated with 275 health care delivery sites to provide clinical training to students; 75 percent of sites were located in a medically underserved community, 42 percent in a primary care setting, and 16 percent in a rural setting. Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry: This program produced 251 newly specialized dentists who completed their dental residencies and entered the health care workforce. Of these new dentists, 59 percent were in General Dentistry, 37 percent in Pediatric Dentistry, and 4 percent in Public Health Dentistry. Awardees partnered with 137 clinical training sites, 64 percent in a medically underserved community, 58 percent in a primary care setting, and 7 percent in a rural setting. All graduates from the prior year reported currently practicing dentistry, of which 77 percent are currently working in primary care settings and 23 percent are currently working in underserved communities and/or rural areas. Dental Faculty Development and Loan Repayment Program This program supported 31 dentists serving as teaching faculty, 23 percent of whom were from rural residential backgrounds. Faculty taught 41 courses on oral health and related topics to 2,513 dental students and advanced trainees as part of their loan repayment obligation. Primary Care Clinician Educator Career Development Awards: No data available.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act, Section 748, 42 U.S.C. 293k-2
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include accredited schools of dentistry and dental hygiene, postdoctoral training programs in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry 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 non-profit hospitals, or other public or private not-for-profit entities including faith-based and community-based organizations, community colleges, as well as Tribes and Tribal organizations, are eligible provided they are otherwise eligible and the Secretary has determined they are capable of carrying out such grants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries include a full range of trainees: dental or dental hygiene students, dental hygienists, dental residents, practicing dentists, and other approved primary care dental trainees and dental faculty.
Credentials/Documentation
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources and Capabilities; and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed selection criteria.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All eligible, qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Award Procedure
Notification is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 120 to 180 days after receipt of applications.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Depending on Agency priorities and availability of funding, during the final budget year of the approved project period competing continuation applications may be solicited from interested applicants.
How are proposals selected?
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources and Capabilities; and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
1) Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric or Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene: Grant funds may be used to support professional training programs: 1) to plan, develop, and operate or participate in approved professional training programs in the fields of general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or public health dentistry for dental students, dental hygienists, and/or dental hygiene trainees that emphasize training for general, pediatric, or public health dentistry; 2) to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve predoctoral training in primary care programs; and 3) to provide technical assistance to primary care training programs in developing and implementing instruction regarding the oral health status, dental care needs, and risk-based clinical disease management of all primary care populations with an emphasis on underserved children. 2) Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry: Grant funds may be used to support professional training programs: 1) to plan, develop, and operate, or participate in, an approved professional training program in the fields of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry for dental residents, or practicing dentists or other approved primary care dental trainees that emphasizes training for general, pediatric and public health dentistry; 2) to provide financial assistance to dental residents or practicing dentists who are in need thereof, and who are participants in any such training program, and who plan to work in the practice of general, pediatric or public heath dentistry; 3) to support an accredited master’s degree in public health program for dental residents in need of such support, support is limited to residents only. 3) Faculty Development Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene: Grant funds may be used to support professional training programs: 1) to plan, develop, and operate a program for the training of oral health care providers who plan to teach in general, pediatric, public health dentistry or dental hygiene; 2) to provide financial assistance in the form of traineeships and fellowships to dentists who plan to teach, or are teaching, in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry; and 3) to meet the costs of projects to establish, maintain, or improve dental faculty development programs. 4) Dental Faculty Development and Loan Repayment Program: Grant funds may be used to support professional training programs: 1) to plan, develop, and operate a dental faculty loan repayment program for faculty engaged in primary care dentistry to include general, pediatric, and public health dentistry and dental hygiene; 2) individual participants must agree to serve as full-time faculty members and perform at least 50 percent of their full-time faculty duties in a community-based primary care setting; 3) upon completion by an individual of each of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth years of service, the program will pay an amount equal to 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 percent, respectively, of the individual’s student loan balance owed at the initiation of the agreement. Grant funds may also be used to support professional training program: to establish, maintain or improve a dental faculty development program in primary care: 1) to prepare and support faculty for successful academic careers focused on enhancing training for students and/or residents in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, dental public health, or dental hygiene within community-based, interprofessional primary care settings; 2) faculty participating in the loan repayment program must be included as participants in the program’s faculty development program; and no more than $100,000 per year may be used for these Faculty Development activities. 5. Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program: Grant funds may be used to support professional training programs: 1) to plan, develop, and operate a dental faculty loan repayment program for faculty engaged in primary care dentistry to include general, pediatric, and public health dentistry and dental hygiene with preference given to pediatric dentistry faculty supervising residents at dental training program providing clinical services in dental clinics located in dental schools, hospitals, or community-based affiliated sites; 2) individual participants must agree to serve as full-time faculty members; and 3) upon completion by an individual of each of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth years of service, the program will pay an amount equal to 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 percent, respectively, of the individual’s student loan balance owed at the initiation of the agreement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years from the date they submit the FFR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information: The recipient must agree to maintain non-federal funding for grant activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities during the fiscal year prior to receiving the award.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a 5-year project period. Recipients drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards. Recipients drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Shane Rogers, Chief, Oral Health Branch, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Workforce
5600 Fishers Lane Room 15N-120
Rockville , MD 20857 US
srogers@hrsa.gov
Phone: 301-443-5260
Fax: 301-443-0162
Website Address
http://www.hrsa.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0350-0-1-550
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$1,084,782.00; FY 19 est $1,085,752.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$884,922.00; FY 16$0.00; - Primary Care Clinician Educator Career Development Awards: (Project Grants)(Project Grants) FY 18$11,345,256.00; FY 19 est $11,518,707.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$11,232,162.00; FY 16$10,719,553.00; - Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry(Project Grants) FY 18$7,746,564.00; FY 19 est $7,757,288.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$8,325,549.00; FY 16$4,129,166.00; - Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene(Project Grants) FY 18$2,517,586.00; FY 19 est $2,677,330.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$2,744,513.00; - Faculty Development in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene(Project Grants) FY 18$2,242,359.00; FY 19 est $3,073,466.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$2,084,022.00; FY 16$1,628,634.00; - Dental Faculty Development and Loan Repayment Program
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Predoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene: FY 18: Range: $215,021 to $349,861; Average award: $306,045 FY 19 est: Range: $215,000 to $349,989; Average award: $307,060 FY 20 est: Range: $0 to $0; Average award: $0 Postdoctoral Training in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry: FY 18: Range: $242,000 to $749,000; Average award: $549,000 FY 19 est : Range: $281,000 to $749,000; Average award: $550,000 FY 20 est: Range: $0 to $0; Average award: $0 Dental Faculty Development and Loan Repayment Program: FY 18: Range: $208,293 to $300,000; Average award: $236,175 FY 19 est : Range: $258,000 to $375,000; Average award: $250,000 FY 20 est: Range: $0 to $0; Average award: $0 Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program: FY 18: Range: $54,000 to $100,000; Average award: $88,492 FY 19 est : Range: $60,750 to $200,000; Average award: $146,355 FY 20 est: Range: $0 to $0; Average award: $0 Primary Care Clinician Educator Career Development Awards: FY 18: Range: $147,922 to $199,364; Average award: $180,797 FY 19 est: Range: $147,922 to $199,364; Average award: $180,797 FY 20 est: Range: $0 to $0; Average award: $0
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75. HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 Fiscal Year 2016: Some examples of funded projects through this program include: 1) developing a delivery system that improves access to care of patients with special healthcare needs and provides lifetime care through inter-professional education and practice; 2) increasing the oral health workforce treating medically complex and developmentally disabled individuals in Dental HPSAs; 3) increasing training and competency through the use of telehealth technology; 4) expanding oral health services for at-risk school children; 5) developing a pediatric dental workforce that practices inter-professionally, especially with school nurses and public health personnel; 6) enhancing medical and dental home integration; 7) increasing the number of dentists practicing in urban, underserved areas; 8) developing curricula to support team-based practice; 9) developing partnerships with primary care pediatrics to assembly, train and deploy interprofessional teams; 10) improving access for dental care in rural communities; 11) recruiting and retaining qualified students from underrepresented minorities; and 12) providing support for dental and dental hygiene trainees to pursue an MPH degree or from dentists to pursue a DPH postdoctoral program. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available
Fiscal Year 2017 Fiscal Year 2017: Some examples of funded projects through this program include: 1) developing a delivery system that improves access to care of patients with special healthcare needs and provides lifetime care through inter-professional education and practice; 2) increasing the oral health workforce treating medically complex and developmentally disabled individuals in Dental HPSAs; 3) increasing training and competency through the use of telehealth technology; 4) expanding oral health services for at-risk school children; 5) developing a pediatric dental workforce that practices inter-professionally; 6) enhancing medical and dental home integration; 7) increasing the number of dentists practicing in urban, underserved areas; 8) developing curricula to support team-based practice; 9) developing partnerships with primary care pediatrics to assembly, train and deploy interprofessional teams; 10) improving access for dental care in rural communities; 11) recruiting and retaining qualified students from underrepresented minorities; 12) providing support for dental and dental hygiene trainees to pursue an MPH degree or from dentists to pursue a DPH postdoctoral program, and 13) increasing the number and quality of dental faculty through the use of loan repayment and faculty development programs.
Fiscal Year 2018 : Some examples of funded projects through this program include: 1) developing a delivery system that improves access to care of patients with special healthcare needs and provides lifetime care through inter-professional education and practice; 2) increasing the oral health workforce treating medically complex and developmentally disabled individuals in Dental HPSAs; 3) increasing training and competency through the use of telehealth technology; 4) expanding oral health services for at-risk school children; 5) developing a pediatric dental workforce that practices inter-professionally; 6) enhancing medical and dental home integration; 7) increasing the number of dentists practicing in urban, underserved areas; 8) developing curricula to support team-based practice; 9) developing partnerships with primary care pediatrics to assembly, train and deploy interprofessional teams; 10) improving access for dental care in rural communities; 11) recruiting and retaining qualified students from underrepresented minorities; 12) providing support for dental and dental hygiene trainees to pursue an MPH degree or from dentists to pursue a DPH postdoctoral program; 13) increasing the number and quality of dental faculty through the use of loan repayment and faculty development programs; and developing career development plans for junior faculty in academic training environments.

 



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