Number of adverse action reports on dentists across 50 states over 10-year span

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Between 2006 and 2016, there were 13,722 adverse action reports on dentists across the U.S, according to the HHS' National Practitioner Data Bank.

Here is the breakdown of the number of adverse action reports by state and the District of Columbia:

  • Alabama: 158
  • Alaska: 42
  • Arizona: 551
  • Arkansas: 22
  • California: 1,059
  • Colorado: 658
  • Connecticut: 167
  • Delaware: 18
  • District of Columbia: 43
  • Florida: 445
  • Georgia: 337
  • Hawaii: 16
  • Idaho: 45
  • Illinois: 432
  • Indiana: 189
  • Iowa: 152
  • Kansas: 105
  • Kentucky: 209
  • Louisiana: 110
  • Maine: 115
  • Maryland: 221
  • Massachusetts: 447
  • Michigan: 497
  • Minnesota: 194
  • Mississippi: 163
  • Missouri: 473
  • Montana: 35
  • Nebraska: 93
  • Nevada: 128
  • New Hampshire: 67
  • New Jersey: 418
  • New Mexico: 91
  • New York: 410
  • North Carolina: 276
  • North Dakota: 24
  • Ohio: 492
  • Oklahoma: 63
  • Oregon: 458
  • Pennsylvania: 560
  • Rhode Island: 26
  • South Carolina: 110
  • South Dakota: 10
  • Tennessee: 296
  • Texas: 1,257
  • Utah: 100
  • Vermont: 59
  • Virginia: 625
  • Washington: 888
  • West Virginia: 77
  • Wisconsin: 222
  • Wyoming: 37

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