The state of dentistry in Illinois: 8 notes

Here are eight facts to know about dentistry in Illinois:

  • What five dental roles earn on average per year in the state:
  • There are 7,154 active general dentists in Illinois. 
  • Illinois has 247 dental professional shortage areas.
  • Illinois received a score of 22 out of 32 for the extensiveness of its adult Medicaid dental coverage. 
  • Illinois landed the No. 6 spot on a list of states ranked for dental health.
  • In 2021, 44 percent of dentists in the state practiced solo.
  • The University of Illinois at Chicago was ranked among the best dental schools in the world. 
  • Illinois placed No. 14 on a list of best states for dentists to live and work.

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