4,000 fewer dentists in 2022 than '21 — Number of active dentists, by state

California has the most active general dentists of any state, while Wyoming has the fewest, according to a ranking Kaiser Family Foundation released Feb. 7.

The ranking is based on information from Redi-Data on the amount of professionally active dentists by specialty field in the U.S. as of January. Population data is from the U.S. Census Bureau.

In total, there are 146,312 active dentists in the U.S., down from 150,325 in September 2021.

Here's how each state and the District of Columbia stack up:

California — 23,728
Texas — 11,708
New York — 10,391
Florida — 8,007
Illinois — 6,455
Pennsylvania — 5,501
New Jersey — 5,407
Ohio — 4,354
North Carolina — 4,266
Michigan — 4,252
Washington — 3,894
Massachusetts — 3,870
Virginia — 3,867
Georgia — 3,507
Arizona — 3,140
Maryland — 3,082
Colorado — 2,812
Indiana — 2,411
Minnesota — 2,383
Tennessee — 2,354
Wisconsin — 2,346
Missouri — 2,283
Kentucky — 1,893
South Carolina — 1,768
Connecticut — 1,745
Oregon — 1,591
Louisiana — 1,588
Oklahoma — 1,499
Alabama — 1,492
Utah — 1,410
Nevada — 1,273
Kansas — 1,122
Iowa — 1,106
Arkansas — 941
Mississippi — 941
Nebraska — 911
New Mexico — 767
Hawaii — 718
Idaho — 715
West Virginia — 663
New Hampshire — 561
Maine — 522
District of Columbia — 474
Montana — 433
Alaska — 392
Rhode Island — 384
South Dakota — 328
Delaware — 311
North Dakota — 263
Vermont — 259
Wyoming — 224 

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