Number of pediatric dentists increases 108% over 20 years

There was a 108 percent increase in the number of pediatric dentists in the U.S. from 2001 to 2021.

This data, published in January, comes from a master file created by the American Dental Association based on information about the dentist population gathered from 2001 to 2021.

Listed below are the number of pediatric dentists in the U.S. each year from 2001 to 2021:

2001 — 4,213

2002 — 4,278

2003 — 4,459

2004 — 4,676

2005 — 4,781

2006 — 4,902

2007 — 5,107

2008 — 5,336

2009 — 5,544

2010 — 5,904

2011 — 6,144

2012 — 6,404

2013 — 6,632

2014 — 6,977

2015 — 7,386

2016 — 7,583

2017 — 7,778

2018 — 8,033

2019 — 8,277

2020 — 8,561

2021 — 8,767

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