Number of US dentists per specialty: KFF

Nationwide, a total of 192,723 dentists are actively practicing, according to data from Kaiser Family Foundation.

Data comes from a special request by the American Dental Association. Data was pulled in September 2021 from Redi-Data.

Number of active dentists, by specialty:

General dentists: 150,325
All other specialties (dental anesthesiology, oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral and maxillofacial radiology, prosthodontist, dental public health): 12,895
Orthodontist: 8,370
Pedodentist: 6,473
Oral surgeon: 5,807
Endodontist: 4,429
Periodontist: 4,424

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