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The Best and Worst States to Be a Dentist

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11. Virginia
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $195,673 (20th highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 62.5 (15th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 10th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 70.5% (12th highest)

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12. Rhode Island
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $257,749 (2nd highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 54.6 (25th lowest)
> Quality of life rank: 13th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 75.8% (2nd highest)

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13. Illinois
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $174,164 (19th lowest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 68.2 (11th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 19th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 65.5% (23rd lowest)

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14. Vermont
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $172,359 (15th lowest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 57.9 (22nd highest)
> Quality of life rank: 7th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 71.9% (9th highest)

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15. Washington
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $172,954 (17th lowest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 70.9 (8th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 15th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 68.2% (18th highest)

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