5 states with the most, least dental provider shortage areas

California has the highest number of dental provider shortage areas in the U.S., according to data from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Here are the top five states with the most and least dental shortage areas:


California: 529

Missouri: 344

Texas: 320

Alaska: 318

Florida: 276


Washington, D.C.: 12

Rhode Island: 13

Delaware: 13

Vermont: 15

New Hampshire: 23

To see the full list of states, click here.

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