Top 5 states with most, fewest dentists per capita

As the connection between overall health and oral health becomes more apparent, dentists remain vital participants in healthcare.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and District of Columbia using 40 measures of cost, accessibility and outcomes. Here are the five states/districts with the most and fewest dentists per capita:

Most dentists per capita:

1. Hawaii

2. Massachusetts

3. Montana

4. California

5. District of Columbia

Fewest dentists per capita:

1. Louisiana

2. Idaho

3. Alabama

4. Tennessee

5. Mississippi

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