State of dentistry in Mississippi: 12 things to know

Here are 12 things to know about dentistry in Mississippi:

  • What five dental roles earn on average per year in the state:
  • There are 1,028 active general dentists in Mississippi.
  • Mississippi has 175 dental professional shortage areas.
  • The state received a score of 7 out of 32 for the extensiveness of its adult Medicaid dental coverage.
  • Mississippi was ranked last by WalletHub on a list of states ranked for dental health.
  • In 2021, 49.2 percent of dentists in the state practiced solo.
  • Mississippi placed No. 16 on a list released by Zippia of best states for dentists to live and work.
  • There is only one dental school in the state — University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in Jackson.

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