Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

Download the 2016-2017 Program Coordinator Fellowship application: (.doc 88kB) or (.pdf 413kB).

Apply Today!

  • WHO: College graduates interested in pursuing dental school or a Master's in dental hygiene
  • WHAT: A 1-year paid fellowship experience
  • WHEN: June 2016-June 2017, 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:

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

Application materials are due by November 30th. Professional letters of recommendation may be submitted later, but must be received by December 15th. Materials must be at the OHA office no later than these dates. We recommend you allow at least 5 business days for shipping of postmarked materials.

Fellowship recipients can expect to be notified in March 2016 about whether they have been selected.


Please contact Christine Spencer at

Download PDF Application

Important Dates

Sept 1st: Fellowship application opens on

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

Dec 15th: DUE - Professional letters of recommendation 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 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.

What Our Fellows Say About OHA

Danica Collins

“I chose to apply to OHA because the opportunity offered a chance for me to fulfill my desire to serve others and give back to the community by promoting what I am passionate about- oral health. Through my time at OHA I have learned how pivotal access to care, education and public and private policies regarding oral health care are for all Americans across the lifespan. My experience has allowed me to work with an interprofessional network to discuss the health barriers Americans are faced with and create ideas on how to eliminate them. I will cherish this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and apply all that I have learned to my career as a dentist.”

-Danica Collins, 2014-2015 Program & Communications Coordinator Fellow, Older Adults
Rush University - Masters in Biotechnology, Graduation May 2016

Teri Nnanabu

“I chose to apply to OHA for an opportunity to combine my interest in children’s development with my passion for dentistry. This fellowship provided me with a unique opportunity to not only broaden my knowledge of the oral health inequalities that exist, but also gave me a platform to address them. One of my first outstanding memories at OHA was hearing Dr. Caswell Evans, OHA Board Member, say 'There is a vast difference between oral health and dentistry, and most people don’t realize that.' Before working at OHA, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the world by providing dental care to underserved children. This fellowship experience has equipped me with a public health competency and a greater purpose to pursue my future aspirations.”

-Terigray Nnanabu, 2014-2015 Program Coordinator Fellow, Children & Youth
Rush University - Masters in Biotechnology, Graduation May 2016

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.