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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.

     

    Massachusetts

    (tied with Iowa and New Hampshire)

    Home to prestigious institutes such as Harvard and M.I.T., the Bay State boasts residents that seem to be incredibly intelligent when it comes to dental care, ranking second in both visits to the dentist and first in the percentage of uninsured. A high cost of living rightfully is marginally offset by high levels of financial savvy, but at least they've got the Patriots Super Bowl victory keep their spirits up. One other low ranking: Massachusetts ranked 42 out of 50 for percentage of residents on Medicaid, with 23 percent of residents utilizing the service.

     

    Median income 6 Financial savvy 6
    Dental habits 6 Education 1
    Oral health 13 Safety/crime 7
    Overall well-being 15 % uninsured 1
    Cost of living 47 % on Medicaid 42
    % who visited dentist in last year 2 Total score 146

     

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