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Nearly 200,000 dentists are listed on, and the dental care they provide is important to many patients’ overall good health, along with the benefits of the oral care they provide.

Research has linked the incidence of some types of heart disease and strokes with the presence of gum disease – and it is good self-care, along with regular dental visits, that may prevent more serious conditions. Other medical problems that dentists may detect early include osteoporosis and diabetes.

Proper dental care is especially important for children. Tooth decay is more prevalent in children than asthma, according to one research study, but pediatric dental care also includes teaching about proper nutrition and dental hygiene while building lifelong habits. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is expected to improve access to insured pediatric dental care.

Like vision care, dental coverage often is sold separately by companies like Delta Dental and Cigna.

Dentist Statistics on

Top 10 Insurances Dentists accept:

  1. Delta Dental (74656 providers)
  2. Cigna (69117 providers)
  3. MetLife (68755 providers)
  4. Guardian (66784 providers)
  5. United Concordia (65157 providers)
  6. Aetna (63362 providers)
  7. Ameritas (60743 providers)
  8. UnitedHealthcare (55408 providers)
  9. Humana Health (54904 providers)
  10. Dentemax (48481 providers)

States with the most Dentists:

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. New York
  4. Florida
  5. Illinois

Cities with the most Dentists:

  1. New York, NY
  2. Houston, TX
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. Brooklyn, NY

Aggregate Statistics

Total number of Dentists on
Percentage of Dentists who are listed as "Board Certified" on
Dentists listed on have been practicing for an average of:27.3 year(s)
Average ProfilePoints™ score for Dentists:28/80
Average Overall User Rating for Dentists:4 (out of 5)

Dentists by State

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. New York
  4. Florida
  5. Illinois
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. New Jersey
  8. Ohio
  9. Michigan
  10. Massachusetts
  11. Washington
  12. North Carolina
  13. Virginia
  14. Georgia
  15. Maryland
  16. Colorado
  17. Arizona
  18. Minnesota
  19. Wisconsin
  20. Indiana
  21. Tennessee
  22. Missouri
  23. Oregon
  24. Connecticut
  25. Kentucky
  26. South Carolina
  27. Louisiana
  28. Oklahoma
  29. Alabama
  30. Utah
  31. Iowa
  32. Nevada
  33. Kansas
  34. Nebraska
  35. Puerto Rico
  36. New Mexico
  37. Mississippi
  38. Arkansas
  39. Hawaii
  40. Idaho
  41. West Virginia
  42. New Hampshire
  43. Maine
  44. District of Columbia
  45. Montana
  46. Alaska
  47. Rhode Island
  48. South Dakota
  49. North Dakota
  50. Delaware
  51. Vermont
  52. Wyoming
  53. Guam
  54. Virgin Islands
  55. Northern Mariana Islands
  56. American Samoa

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