Number of dentists in US

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How many dentists are there in US?


According to ADA (American Dental Association) in 2009, there were 186,084 professionally active dentists, meaning dentists using their dental degree in some fashion.  Americans go often to the dentist.    It is important to know that most adults in America reported they had seen a dentist within the past year. Moreover, 48.7% of the persons asked said they last saw a dentist less than six months ago.  It is interesting to know that 18.9% of the persons asked saw a dentist between six months ago and a year.


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