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39 percent of U.S. dentists participate in Medicaid or CHIP for child dental services

March 14, 2018 Image of HPI graphic
According to the ADA Health Policy Institute, 39 percent of U.S. dentists participate in Medicaid or Children's Health Insurance Program for child dental services.

In a new infographic, HPI shows how dentists compare across gender, age group, specialty and state in terms of participation in Medicaid or CHIP in 2016. For states, HPI found that Iowa had the highest rate of participation at 85.5 percent and Maine (15.4 percent), California (15.7 percent) and New Hampshire (15.9 percent) had the lowest. Four other states — Montana (77.2 percent), North Dakota (74.4 percent), Alabama (74.2 percent), Michigan (72.7) and Vermont (72.5) all boasted rates above 70 percent.

For gender, the analysts found that 43 percent of female dentists participated in Medicaid or CHIP compared to 37 percent of male dentists.

See all the states by visiting ADA.org/HPI and clicking on the infographics tab.