Worst states for dental health vs. states struggling to hire staff

Mississippi was ranked as the worst state for dental health by personal finance website WalletHub, while employers are most struggling to find staff in Alaska, according to the site. 

In WalletHub's rankings on dental health from Feb. 1, each state was ranked based on two major metrics: dental habits and care and oral health. Read more on the methodology here.

In WalletHub's Feb. 15 report, the site ranked the states from those struggling the most with hiring to those struggling the least based on two metrics: the rate of job openings for the latest month and for the last 12 months. Read more about the methodology here

Here are the bottom 10 states for dental health compared with the states most struggling to fill positions:

1. Dental health: Mississippi; Hiring struggles: Alaska

2. Dental health: Arkansas; Hiring struggles: West Virginia

3. Dental health: West Virginia; Hiring struggles: Louisiana

4. Dental health: Montana; Hiring struggles: Montana

5. Dental health: Texas; Hiring struggles: Iowa

6. Dental health: Louisiana; Hiring struggles: South Carolina

7. Dental health: Alaska; Hiring struggles: New Mexico

8. Dental health: Alabama; Hiring struggles: Virginia

9. Dental health: California; Hiring struggles: Tennessee

10. Dental health: Florida; Hiring struggles: North Dakota

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