• Dentist vs. hygienist vs. assistant pay in all 50 states
    Annual salaries for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants vary by state, with dentists bringing an average of $172,290, dental hygienists making $84,860 and dental assistants earning $44,710 annually. 
  • 2 dental professions on highest-paying medical jobs list
    Dentists and dental hygienists are on Forbes' top 20 highest-paying medical jobs list.
  • 2 dental roles ranked among best healthcare support jobs
    Dental hygienist and dental assistant were recently ranked among 28 best healthcare support jobs in the U.S. for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Cost to visit an oral surgeon in each state
    The average cost to visit an oral surgeon in Alaska is between $99 and $147, the highest of any state, according to insurance company Sidecar Health's care calculator.
  • 3 dental roles ranked among best healthcare jobs in US
    Three dental roles were recently ranked among 26 best healthcare jobs in the U.S. for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 10 states with the fewest dentists per capita
    Alabama had the lowest number of dentists per capita out of any state in 2022, with 41.27 dentists per 100,000 individuals, according to data collected by the American Dental Association. 
  • 10 states with the most dentists per capita
    Washington, D.C., had the highest number of dentists per capita out of any state in 2022, with 111.64 dentists per 100,000 individuals, according to data collected by the American Dental Association.
  • Are dentists satisfied with their compensation?
    Dentist owners were more satisfied with their compensation than associate dentists, according to Dentalpost's 2024 Dental Salary Survey.
  • Dentists per capita in the US since 2001
    There were 60.77 dentists per 100,000 individuals in the U.S. in 2022, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  • The dental specialty that charges the most
    Oral and maxillofacial surgery was recently ranked among 25 physician specialties that charge the most, according to Definitive Healthcare. 
  • Dentist earnings projected to drop $14 by 2033
    Hourly pay for dentists is projected to drop nearly $14 by 2033 when adjusted for inflation, according to a study from tollfreeforwarding.com.
  • The 10 best dental schools in the world, per ShanghaiRanking
    ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, an international organization that creates rankings for universities and programs across different subjects, has ranked the University of Michigan Ann Arbor as the best university in the world for dentistry and oral sciences.
  • The 15 best dental insurance companies, per Insider Monkey
    UnitedHealth Group was recently ranked as the best dental insurance company by Insider Monkey. 
  • 5 states with the most, fewest dental providers by population
    Alaska is the state with the most general dentists and advanced practice dental therapists per 100,000 people, according to America's Health Rankings.
  • What dentists earn in the worst states for jobs
    Two of the worst-paying states for dentists are also ranked among the worst states for jobs, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and WalletHub.
  • What dentists earn in the best states for jobs
    Some of the best- and worst-paying states for dentists are ranked among the best for jobs, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and WalletHub.
  • 43% of people visited a dentist in 2021
    More than 43 percent of U.S. residents visited a dentist in 2021, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  • 5 states with the most, fewest pediatric dentists
    Vermont has the lowest number of pediatric dentists in the U.S., according to data from KFF.
  • The most 'overpaid' dental CEO
    Align Technology CEO Joseph Hogan was recently included on a list of 100 most overpaid CEOs by nonprofit shareholder advocacy group As You Sow.
  • Top 15 countries with the best dental health
    Sweden has the highest accessibility for dental services, according to a Nov. 21 ranking from Insider Monkey.