Number of active general dentists per state in 2022

There are 159,246 active general dentists in the U.S., according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

The health policy nonprofit recorded the number of active dentists in seven categories, including general dentistry, oral surgery and orthodontics. The data was collected as part of a special request from the American Dental Association.

Number of active general dentists in each state:

Alabama: 1,603

Alaska: 470

Arizona: 3,344

Arkansas: 1,043

California: 25,205

Colorado: 3,078

Connecticut: 1,981

Delaware: 350

Florida: 9,055

Georgia: 3,896

Hawaii: 847

Idaho: 814

Illinois: 7,154

Indiana: 2,623

Iowa: 1,328

Kansas: 1,199

Kentucky: 1,977

Louisiana: 1,752

Maine: 612

Maryland: 3,213

Massachusetts: 4,201

Michigan: 4,763

Minnesota: 2,719

Mississippi: 1,028

Missouri: 2,486

Montana: 502

Nebraska: 1,007

Nevada: 1,367

New Hampshire: 645

New Jersey: 5,506

New Mexico: 843

New York: 10,727

North Carolina: 4,595

North Dakota: 325

Ohio: 4,818

Oklahoma: 1,616

Oregon: 2,245

Pennsylvania: 5,819

Rhode Island: 427

South Carolina: 1,945

South Dakota: 385

Tennessee: 2,521

Texas: 12,541

Utah: 1,582

Vermont: 288

Virginia: 4,226

Washington: 4,253

West Virginia: 729

Wisconsin: 2,753

Wyoming: 261

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