COLUMBUS—Senate President Larry Obhof recently appointed State Senator Joe Uecker (R-Miami Township) as a member of the advisory board for the Ohio Dentist Loan Repayment Program.

The program exists to encourage dentists to practice in underserved areas of Ohio. Program participants can take advantage of loan repayment assistance, which is funded by state dental licensure fees. 

"Providing adequate preventative dental care in underserved areas can help reduce the need for more costly medical and dental procedures down the road,” said Uecker.  "I look forward to working alongside other members of this council to create opportunities for qualified dentists to practice in underserved areas."  

Senator Uecker introduced Senate Bill 327 during the 131st General Assembly designed to increase Ohioans’ access to quality dental care. The program helped strengthen the ODLRP by doubling its previous capacity. 
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