State of dentistry in Connecticut: 11 things to know

Here are 11 things to know about dentistry in Connecticut:

  • What two dental roles earn on average per year in the state:
  • There are 1,960 active general dentists in Connecticut.
  • Connecticut has 58 dental professional shortage areas.
  • The state received a score of 21 out of 32 for the extensiveness of its adult Medicaid dental coverage.
  • Connecticut was ranked No. 5 by WalletHub on a list of states ranked for dental health.
  • In 2022, 12 percent of dentists in the state were affiliated with a DSO.
  • Connecticut placed sixth on a list released by Zippia of best states for dentists to live and work. 
  • There is one dental school in the state — University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in Farmington.
  • The average out-of-pocket cost to visit a dentist in Connecticut is $114.28.
  • Over 27 percent of adults in the state have not visited a dentist in the past year. 

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