We're not keeping up with the Joneses: North Carolina has fewer dentists per capita than neighboring (and most other) states

N C Med J. Mar-Apr 2012;73(2):111-4.


This commentary provides a data-driven analysis that shows that North Carolina faces a geographically maldistributed dentist workforce that is inadequate in supply. Not only has North Carolina consistently lagged behind other states in dentists per capita for over 10 years, but projections of future workforce supply do not show improvement.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Dentists / supply & distribution*
  • Humans
  • North Carolina
  • Rural Health
  • Urban Health