Special Report

The Best and Worst States to Be a Dentist

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16. Wisconsin
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $229,414 (7th highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 58.2 (21st highest)
> Quality of life rank: 20th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 72.6% (8th highest)

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17. North Dakota
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $233,406 (4th highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 57.9 (22nd highest)
> Quality of life rank: 17th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 66.1% (24th lowest)

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18. Utah
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $143,139 (6th lowest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 61.2 (16th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 11th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 72.9% (6th highest)

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19. Iowa
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $206,702 (15th highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 54.0 (21st lowest)
> Quality of life rank: 16th out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 71.3% (11th highest)

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20. Oregon
> Cost of living-adjusted annual income for dentists: $191,643 (23rd highest)
> Dentists per 100,000 people: 67.8 (12th highest)
> Quality of life rank: 22nd out of 50
> Adults who visited the dentist in past year: 67.9% (19th highest)

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