Exploring the 2017 Energy Architecture Performance Index Rankings of Nations
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.
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|
(Data sourced from the American Dental Association)