States ranked by shortage of dental providers — California is No. 1

The U.S. is in need of 11,742 dental practitioners to relieve shortage areas, according to data from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Here are all 50 states and Washington D.C. ranked by number of HRSA-designated shortage areas in 2022:

California: 513

Missouri: 341

Alaska: 317

Texas: 317

Florida: 269

Illinois: 247

Michigan: 246

Arizona: 220

Minnesota: 202

North Carolina: 201

Georgia: 190

Washington: 185

Kentucky: 181

Kansas: 179

Mississippi: 175

Oklahoma: 173

Ohio: 172

Louisiana: 166

Pennsylvania: 158

Oregon: 150

Iowa: 144

Tennessee: 144

Wisconsin: 137

Montana: 134

New York: 133

Virginia: 127

New Mexico: 112

West Virginia: 112

Indiana: 109

Idaho: 105

Arkansas: 101

Colorado: 100

South Carolina: 94

Maine 93

Alabama: 87

South Dakota: 86

Nebraska: 76

Nevada: 69

North Dakota: 69

Utah: 64

Maryland: 61

Massachusetts: 59

Connecticut: 39

New Jersey: 36

Hawaii: 33

Wyoming: 30

New Hampshire: 22

Vermont: 14

Delaware: 13

Rhode Island: 13

District of Columbia: 12

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