The purpose of the Dental Education Loan Repayment Program (DELRP) is to recruit and retain qualified dentists to provide dental services in Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas of Texas.
The 2012-2013 state budget shortfall presented extraordinary challenges during the 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, resulting in the elimination of funding for many programs, including the DELRP. For this reason, no new participants will be accepted into the program during the current two-year state budget period.
Questions about the DELRP should be directed to the THECB by email or by calling 1-800-242-3062, if calling from outside Austin, or 512-427-6340, if calling within the Austin area.
For information about federal loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps and contact information for the Texas Department of State Health Services, please visit: Texas Primary Care Office.