Dentists Per Nevadan

You have to go several places to put the data together… but Nevada now ranks 23rd of 51 states in the number of dentists per capita. Advocates of endlessly expanding our University system justify hemorrhagic spending of higher taxes on our dental school on the grounds that we rank “at the bottom of the list” of dentists per capita – a claim now proven false.

Here is data on the number of dentists

Here is data on the number of people

Here are the results…

Dentist Data – 2006
Per Capita Calculation
Against 7/1/06 Census Estimate
Dentists Per 1,000 People Rank
District of Columbia 1.314 1
Massachusetts 0.971 2
Nebraska 0.917 3
New Jersey 0.867 4
Maryland 0.859 5
New York 0.854 6
Connecticut 0.821 7
California 0.819 8
Hawaii 0.800 9
Alaska 0.758 10
Pennsylvania 0.733 11
Washington 0.728 12
Colorado 0.709 13
Kentucky 0.689 14
Minnesota 0.686 15
Illinois 0.680 16
Michigan 0.677 17
Utah 0.658 18
Virginia 0.647 19
Iowa 0.635 20
New Hampshire 0.621 21
Wisconsin 0.620 22
Nevada 0.617 23
Idaho 0.607 24
Oregon 0.593 25
Ohio 0.583 26
Tennessee 0.582 27
West Virginia 0.571 28
Vermont 0.567 29
Montana 0.560 30
Florida 0.560 31
Arizona 0.546 32
Oklahoma 0.545 33
Louisiana 0.542 34
Indiana 0.537 35
Rhode Island 0.533 36
Missouri 0.529 37
Kansas 0.526 38
South Carolina 0.518 39
North Dakota 0.513 40
Wyoming 0.509 41
Texas 0.500 42
Maine 0.499 43
North Carolina 0.492 44
Alabama 0.488 45
Georgia 0.479 46
South Dakota 0.473 47
Delaware 0.470 48
Mississippi 0.449 49
New Mexico 0.441 50
Arkansas 0.421 51
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