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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.

     

    Nebraska

    (tied with Illinois)

    Dentists may want to follow in the steps of Lewis and Clark in their exploration of 14th-ranked Nebraska. With mid-table rankings oral health and number of people visiting the dentist, Cornhuskers ranked 11th overall for good dental habits. Lower median incomes balanced out with a low cost of living, leaving residents with good overall well-being. And with a noteworthy fifth place finish for fewest number of people on Medicaid, life on the prairie has never looked better for dentists!

     

    Median income 24 Financial savvy 17
    Dental habits 11 Education 18
    Oral health 21 Safety/crime 26
    Overall well-being 12 % uninsured 33
    Cost of living 13 % on Medicaid 5
    % who visited dentist in last year 23 Total score 203

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