State of dentistry in Colorado: 12 things to know

Here are 12 things to know about dentistry in Colorado:

  • What three dental roles earn on average per year in the state:
  • There are 3,089 active general dentists in Colorado.
  • Colorado has 105 dental professional shortage areas.
  • The state received a score of 24 out of 32 for the extensiveness of its adult Medicaid dental coverage.
  • Colorado was ranked No. 34 by WalletHub on a list of states ranked for dental health.
  • In 2022, 21 percent of dentists in the state were affiliated with a DSO.
  • Colorado placed 38th 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 Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine in Aurora.
  • The average out-of-pocket cost to visit a dentist in Colorado is $111.24.
  • Over 33 percent of adults in the state have not visited a dentist in the past year. 

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