10 states where dentists may have trouble hiring

Staffing remains a pain point for dentists, and many anticipate this challenge to continue over the next six months, with 66.3 percent of dentists citing it as a concern, according to a January poll from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

In a report released Feb. 15, personal finance website WalletHub ranked the states and Washington D.C., from those struggling the most with hiring to those struggling the least. The rankings were based on two metrics: the rate of job openings for the latest month and for the last 12 months. Read more about the methodology here.

Here are the states where employers are struggling the most with hiring, according to WalletHub:

1. Alaska

2. West Virginia

3. Louisiana

4. Montana

5. Iowa

6. South Carolina

7. New Mexico

8. Virginia

9. Tennessee

10. North Dakota

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