Percentage Change in Dentist Fees from 2011 to 2016
Are dentist fees on the rise or decline in the U.S.? This interactive map illustrates the percentage change in dentist fees over a five-year period at the 3-digit zip code level. Explore the map to see how your area compares!
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Related: Medicaid Fee-for-Service (FFS) Reimbursement and Provider Participation for Dentists and Physicians in Every State (Infographic in PDF).
Source: Data on fees charged by dentists for the 50 states and the District of Columbia were obtained from the FAIR Health Dental Benchmark Module for 2011 and 2016.
Note: For the weights used for this analysis, we followed the same methodology as described in detail in this research brief. The dental fees for 2011 were adjusted for inflation to 2016 dollars using the Consumer Price Index for Dental Services. Due to inadequate data, data for the three digit zip codes 203, 204, 821, and 901 are not represented.