20 states with most, fewest number of dentists

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Trends show an increasing demand for dentists across the U.S. Here are the top 20 states with the most and fewest number of dentists per 1,000 people, according to StateMaster.com.

States with the most dentists per capita:

1. New Jersey – 0.808
2. Massachusetts – 0.804
3. Hawaii – 0.782
4. Connecticut – 0.756
5. New York – 0.753
6. Maryland – 0.744
7. California – 0.739
8. Alaska – 0.738
9. Washington – 0.677
10. Colorado – 0.639

States with the fewest dentists per capita:

1. Mississippi – 0.397
2. Arkansas – 0.403
3. New Mexico – 0.431
4. Alabama – 0.432
5. Georgia – 0.444
6. South Dakota – 0.445
7. Delaware – 0.447
8. North Carolina – 0.449
9. Louisiana – 0.451
10. South Carolina – 0.458

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