Dental Student Loan Repayment Program Inches Closer to Approval

Several counties in Florida have very few dentists who accept Medicaid — and a few have none at all.

But a bill passed by the Florida House and Senate could incentivize new dentists to work in those areas. State lawmakers have passed similar bills before, but they were vetoed by former Gov. Rick Scott.

Now it’s up to Gov. Ron DeSantis to decide if general funds in the state budget can be allocated toward helping dentists with up to $250,000 to repay student loans.

Click here to read the full article on WUSF News.


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