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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.

     

    Oklahoma

    Good news Sooners: your state is one of the most affordable to live in, ranking fifth nationally. Unfortunately, that’s where the good news stops. The southern state ranks 45th or lower in dental habits, uninsured rates, percent of visitors and overall well-being.

     

    Median income 39 Financial savvy 41
    Dental habits 49 Education 41
    Oral health 28 Safety/crime 34
    Overall well-being 47 % uninsured 48
    Cost of living 5 % on Medicaid 14
    % who visited dentist in last year 49 Total score 395

     

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