Fellowship Opportunities

Click on the flyer above to read more about the Program Coordinator Fellowship.

OHA will now be offering two fellowships, one working with Smiles Across America® and one with the Wisdom Tooth Project™, to graduated students who wish to ultimately pursue dentistry or dental hygiene.  Students may serve as a fellow the year between college graduation and dental or graduate dental hygiene school.

The 1-year paid fellowship experience allows the individual to be extensively involved in OHA’s work to improve the oral health of vulnerable Americans across the entire spectrum of life through one of OHA’s programmatic initiatives.  By spearheading an oral health program, our fellows develop strong leadership skills in communications, research, strategic planning and financial management.  This unique skillset for an aspiring oral health leader is difficult to attain in the classroom setting.  Through working at the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving oral health of all Americans, the fellow will meet and collaborate with dozens of leaders in the oral health world, as well as attend national conferences and meetings.

WHAT OUR OHA FELLOWS SAY ABOUT OHA

"My fellowship at OHA was a phenomenal opportunity to weave a love for public health and dentistry into a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The exposure I had to the non-profit world, particularly related to oral health, served as a foundation for a lifetime of connections and career possibilities. There's no doubt that I will grow to be a more caring and understanding dental practitioner because of the experience I had at OHA." Ben Anders 2011-2012 OHA Programs and Communications Coordinator University of North Carolina School of Dentistry Class of 2016  “I can’t imagine going straight into dental school without having worked at OHA for a year as a fellow. I have developed a profound perspective of oral health and the disparity of access to care on the national level, and I have the opportunity to make change by coordinating the care I will eventually be performing. This has been an extraordinary experience in opening my eyes to dentistry beyond the dentist’s chair, and has significantly shaped the type of dentist I want to become.” Allyson Supowitz Current OHA Programs and Communications Coordinator "My fellowship at OHA was a phenomenal opportunity to weave a love for public health and dentistry into a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The exposure I had to the non-profit world, particularly related to oral health, served as a foundation for a lifetime of connections and career possibilities. There's no doubt that I will grow to be a more caring and understanding dental practitioner because of the experience I had at OHA." Ben Anders 2011-2012 OHA Programs and Communications Coordinator University of North Carolina School of Dentistry Class of 2016

WANT TO BECOME AN OHA FELLOW?

To apply for the 2014-2015 Fellowship, download the application here. Applications and letters of recommendation are due by January 2, 2014.

To get the conversation started, contact:

Christine Spencer

ChristineS@oralhealthamerica.org

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