Dental school has a hefty price tag, and many Michigan Dental Association members are carrying student debts well into their careers. The MDA recognizes that managing these loans while starting a career, starting a family, buying a house, or establishing a practice is a difficult challenge.

The MDA Student Debt Resource Center was born from a workgroup to help dental students and practicing dentists with student loan management.

What are Student Loans?

Understanding student loans is essential to responsibly financing your dental education and career.

Impact Stories

Check out what some MDA members shared about their experiences practicing dentistry with student debt.

Scholarships/Repayment Programs

The MDA has compiled a non-exhaustive list of scholarship opportunities and loan repayment programs available to dental students and dentists.

Financial Assistance

Learn what financial assistance is available from the dental schools and MDA-endorsed companies.