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    The best and worst states to work in a dental practice: 2017

    From 1 to 50, we looked at each state to see how it really stacks up for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental front office team members.

     

    Hawaii

    “Aloha” can mean hello or goodbye, but you will definitely be using it in the latter sense when it comes to your money on this pricey island.The most expensive state to live in, Hawaii also ranks dead last for dental habits. Ranking 19 out of 50 for percentage of residents on Medicare, the Aloha State has an impressively low rate (just three percent) of uninsured residents. Hawaii also boasts the second-highest high overall well-being (who wouldn't be happy in paradise?, and has the sixth-highest percentage of residents who visited the dentist.

     

    Median income 22 Financial savvy 16
    Dental habits 50 Education 15
    Oral health 5 Safety/crime 24
    Overall well-being 2 % uninsured 3
    Cost of living 50 % on Medicaid 19
    % who visited dentist in last year 6 Total score 192

     

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