Wisconsin's state of dentistry in 2024

Here are 11 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry of Wisconsin in 2024:

  • Wisconsin was ranked as the second best state for dental health, trailing only Illinois, according to personal finance website WalletHub. 
  • Gov. Tony Evers signed a four-bill package to improve dental care and health in the state, which includes authorizing dental therapists. 
  • Marshfield Clinic Health System, an integrated health system with more than 60 locations in Wisconsin and Michigan, discontinued its oral surgery services due to its inability to meet the high demand. 
  • Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance added its 21st affiliated practice in Wisconsin. 
  • First Choice Dental, which operates 11 dental clinics throughout Wisconsin, suffered a cybersecurity incident.
  • There are 3,323 total dentists in Wisconsin, according to the American Dental Association. 
  • Dentists in Wisconsin earn $174,810 on average, dental hygienists make $75,970 and dental assistants earn $44,140, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • The average cost to visit an oral surgeon in Wisconsin is between $82 to $122.
  • Wisconsin has 165 dental professional shortage areas.
  • There is one dental school in the state: Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee. 

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