Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

The application for our 2019 Graduate Fellow is now closed.

  • WHO: College graduates interested in pursuing dental school or a Master's in a related field, such as dental hygiene or public health
  • WHAT: A 1-year paid fellowship experience
  • WHEN: June 2018-June 2019, depending on university schedules
  • WHERE: Oral Health America’s headquarters in downtown Chicago
  • HOW: Submit the Application Materials by the required dates to Christine Spencer at Oral Health America.

How to Submit Your Application

Submit via email: [email protected]

Submit via post:
Oral Health America
ATTN: Christine Spencer
180 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1150
Chicago, IL 60601

Application materials are due by November 30. Materials must be at the OHA office no later than this dates. We recommend you allow at least 5 business days for shipping of postmarked materials.

Fellowship recipients can expect to be notified in March 2019 about whether they have been selected.


Please contact Christine Spencer at [email protected]

Important Dates

Sept 1st: Fellowship application opens on

Nov 30th: DUE - All application materials must be received by OHA.

About Our Program Coordinator Fellowship Program

The one-year paid fellowship experience allows individuals to be extensively involved in OHA work to improve the oral health of vulnerable Americans. Our fellows develop leadership skills in communications, research, strategic planning and financial management by spearheading an oral health program.

Oral Health America's fellows will have the opportunity to work extensively with both of its two programs: Smiles Across America® and the Wisdom Tooth Project®. These individuals are typically graduated students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in dentistry, public health, or dental hygiene.

What Our Fellows Say About OHA

Tyler Brown, Program Fellow 2016-17

OHA's mission precisely correlated with the exact reason why I was interested in dentistry. Their focus on under-served communities is both noble and appreciated, and is what ultimately captivated me and led me to apply. I am thrilled for the opportunity that OHA is providing me and am looking forward to my next year with such an inspiring organization.”

-Tyler Brown, 2015-2016 Program Fellow, Children & Youth
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2020

Andie Kyros, Program Fellow 2016-17

“I found Oral Health America and this fellowship opportunity while searching for potential job listings. Their mission aligns perfectly with my personal and professional aspirations. My experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist, coupled with my Master of Public Health education, have helped shape my passion and commitment to improve the oral health of the public through prevention, education, and promotion. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the Oral Health America team and believe it will allow for the experience necessary to strengthen my dental public health foundation and enable me to achieve my ultimate career goals.”

-Andie Kyros, BSDH, RDH, MPH, 2015-2016 Program Fellow, Older Adults

Oral Health America is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of Oral Health America to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.