State of dentistry in Maine: 12 things to know

Here are 12 things to know about dentistry in Maine:

  • What three dental roles earn on average per year in the state:
  • There are 628 active general dentists in Maine.
  • Maine has 97 dental professional shortage areas.
  • The state received a score of 6 out of 32 for the extensiveness of its adult Medicaid dental coverage.
  • Maine was ranked No. 35 by WalletHub for the best states for dental health.
  • In 2022, 4% of dentists in the state were affiliated with a DSO.
  • Maine placed 9th 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 New England College of Dental Medicine in Portland.
  • The average out-of-pocket cost to visit a dentist in Maine is $107.33.
  • Over 34% of adults in the state have not visited a dentist in the past year. 

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