Number of US dentists per specialty: 2021 vs. 2022

Nationwide, a total of 188,074 U.S. dentists are actively practicing, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

In comparison, there were a total of 192,723 active dentists in September 2021.

Data comes from a special request by the American Dental Association. Data was pulled in January 2022 from Redi-Data.

Number of active dentists, by specialty:

General dentists
2021: 150,325
2022: 146,312

Orthodontist
2021: 8,370
2022: 8,153

Pedodontist
2021: 6,473
2022: 6,349

Oral surgeon
2021: 5,807
2022: 5,688

Endodontist
2021: 4,429
2022: 4,334

Periodontist
2021: 4,424
2022: 4,282

All other specialties
2021:
12,895
2022: 12,976

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