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Dental Shortage Areas

There are a number of areas in South Dakota that have been designated as Dental Health Profession Shortage Areas in South Dakota.  Dentists locating in these areas may qualify for financial incentives including loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps.  Many of these areas have an existing private practicing dentist, community health center dental clinic, or an Indian Health Service dental clinic. 

A map of Dental Health Profession Shortage Areas in South Dakota can be viewed on the SD Department of Health web site athttp://doh.sd.gov/RuralHealth/shortage.aspx.
 
To learn about the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program go to: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/.
 

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ADA President to Visit Rosebud

Dr. Carol Summerhays will pay a visit to the Rosebud Reservation on Friday, July 15, 2016.  Dr. Summerhays' visit will be the capstone of a week of dental care provided by SDDA member dentists at the St. Francis Mission Dental Clinic located on Rosebud.  Dr. Summerhays will visit with Tribal Leaders about the dental needs of the people of Rosebud.