State of dentistry in Maryland: 12 things to know

Here are 12 things to know about dentistry in Maryland:

  • What five dental roles earn on average per year in the state:
  • There are 3,213 active general dentists in Maryland.
  • Maryland has 62 dental professional shortage areas.
  • The state received a score of 0 out of 32 for the extensiveness of its adult Medicaid dental coverage.
  • Maryland was ranked No. 28 by WalletHub on a list of states ranked for dental health.
  • In 2021, 43.5 percent of dentists in the state practiced solo.
  • Maryland placed 32nd on a list released by Zippia of best states for dentists to live and work. 
  • The number of dental roles in the state increased 10.41 percent from 2019 to 2021, according to the American Institute of Dental Public Health. 

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