Special Report

The Best and Worst States to Be a Dentist

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6. New Hampshire
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $213,175 (11th highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 63.6 (14th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 5th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 71.9% (9th highest)

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7. Minnesota
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $232,962 (5th highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 58.5 (20th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 9th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 73.9% (3rd highest)

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8. Colorado
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $169,332 (14th lowest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 70.5 (9th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 6th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 67.0% (22nd highest)

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9. Hawaii
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $160,302 (11th lowest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 75.8 (5th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 4th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 72.7% (7th highest)

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10. Maryland
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $137,667 (4th lowest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 70.4 (10th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 3rd out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 68.6% (16th highest)

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