Fellowship Opportunities

Learn more about our fellowship opportunities

Click on our Fellowship brochure below:

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 offers two fellowship opportunities, one working with Smiles Across America® and one with the Wisdom Tooth Project® to graduated students who wish to pursue dentistry or dental hygiene. Students may serve as a fellow upon completion of undergraduate and dental or dental hygiene school.

The deadline to apply for the Program Coordinator Fellowship for 2015-2016 has passed. The application for the 2016-2017 fellowship program will be posted here when it is available.  

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photo-7“My fellowship at OHA was a phenomenal opportunity to weave a love for public health and dentistry into an 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 Programs & Communications Coordinator
University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Class of 2016

Ally”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, 2012-2013 Programs & Communications Coordinator
University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Class of 2017

Bailey GoDental“I realize now that entering dental school with no public health experience would have been a mistake. This fellowship has provided me with invaluable knowledge of public health dentistry and has fueled my desire to provide care for vulnerable populations. This unique experience has allowed me to work alongside amazing people whose dedication to this issue is contagious.”

Bailey Moorhead, 2013-2014 Programs & Communications Coordinator
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2018


The 2015-2016 Fellowship application period has ended. The application for the 2016-2017 fellowship will be posted on this page when it is available.

To get the conversation started, contact Christine Spencer at christine.spencer@oralhealthamerica.org.