State of dentistry in Arkansas: 11 things to know

Here are 11 things to know about dentistry in Arkansas:

  • What three dental roles earn on average per year in the state:
  • There are 1,068 active general dentists in Arkansas.
  • Arkansas has 112 dental professional shortage areas.
  • The state received a score of 13 out of 32 for the extensiveness of its adult Medicaid dental coverage.
  • Arkansas was ranked No. 50 by WalletHub on a list of states ranked for dental health.
  • In 2022, 17 percent of dentists in the state were affiliated with a DSO.
  • Arkansas placed 27th on a list released by Zippia of best states for dentists to live and work. 
  • The average out-of-pocket cost to visit a dentist in Arkansas is $63.93.
  • Nearly 43 percent of adults in the state have not visited a dentist in the past year.

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