5 states with most, fewest number of dentists per capita

Many states are facing dental shortages and turning to different incentive programs and models to bring dentists to underserved areas.

WalletHub released its report on dental health throughout the country. For the report, WalletHub analyzed 26 indicators of dental wellness, including treatment costs, adults with low life satisfaction due to oral conditions and share of patients who visited a dentist in the last year.

Here are the states or areas with the most dentists per capita:

1. Utah
2. District of Columbia
3. Oregon
4. Massachusetts
5. Montana

Here are the states with the fewest number of dentists per capita, listed in descending order:

1. Louisiana
2. Idaho
3. Kentucky
4. Mississippi
5. Oklahoma

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