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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.

     

    Alabama

    While the Heart of Dixie fares well in terms of cost of living (12th), the state ranks 40th or lower in seven other categories. Alabama may not be the best location for a dental practice, but it’s a great state to catch a football game. Roll tide!   

     

    Median income 47 Financial savvy 42
    Dental habits 50 Education 44
    Oral health 44 Safety/crime 37
    Overall well-being 48 % uninsured 32
    Cost of living 12 % on Medicaid 27
    % who visited dentist in last year 40 Total score 416

     

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