The Number of Dentists in the United States per 100,000 People

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In order to provide people with the best healthcare, it is essential that the government provides good infrastructure and qualified work force. However, it is also imperative that there should be a sufficient number of doctors or specialists to ensure that the population gets access to good healthcare. Dental care is a significant part of healthcare in the world. There should be a balanced ratio between the people and dentists to ensure that every one gets access to dental care.

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In the United States, the total number of dentists per 100,000 population stood at 60.79 in 2016. However, the figures varied from one state to the other. While in some states the figure was high, in others it was low.

The honors of having the largest number of dentists per 100,000 people did not go to any state but the capital of the United States, Washington D.C. According to a data by the American Dental Association, Washington D.C. had 88.52 dentists per 100,000 people in the year 2016.

The states of Massachusetts and New Jersey followed Washington D.C at the second and third spots with 80.73 and 80.72 dentists, respectively, per 100,000 population. The other states that held the top positions were California, Hawaii, and Connecticut, having 76.79, 76.44, and 76.05 dentists per 100,000 people in the year 2016.

The data depicted the states of Alaska, New York, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, Oregon, Illinois, and Nebraska having dentists within the range of 65 and 75 per 100,000 people.

Idaho, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire and many others had between 55 and 65 dentists per 100,000 people.

At the bottom of the scale were the US states such as Delaware, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas, which had a figure of less than 45 dentists per 100,000 people. Individually there were 44.32, 43.69, 42.19, and 41.16 dentists, respectively, per 100,000 people here.

Get to know the number of dentists per 100,000 people in each state of the United States by referring to the table.

State Dentists Per 100,000 Population
District of Columbia 88.52
Massachusetts 80.73
New Jersey 80.72
California 76.79
Hawaii 76.44
Connecticut 76.05
Alaska 74.13
New York 73.48
Washington 71.56
Maryland 70.72
Colorado 69.69
Oregon 67.94
Illinois 67.39
Nebraska 65.07
Virginia 63.6
New Hampshire 63.38
Utah 61.71
Michigan 61.46
Pennsylvania 60.71
Montana 60.53
Minnesota 59.53
Vermont 57
Wisconsin 55.95
Idaho 55.85
North Dakota 55.41
Kentucky 54.59
Rhode Island 54.24
Arizona 53.89
Wyoming 53.12
Nevada 52.89
South Dakota 52.34
Texas 52.32
Florida 52.3
Ohio 51.97
Iowa 51.93
New Mexico 51.37
North Carolina 51.23
Kansas 50.53
Maine 50.02
Oklahoma 49.6
Tennessee 49.22
Missouri 48.47
Louisiana 48.21
South Carolina 48.15
West Virginia 47.95
Indiana 46.83
Georgia 46.66
Delaware 44.32
Alabama 43.69
Mississippi 42.19
Arkansas 41.16

(Data sourced from the American Dental Association)

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