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ADA Health Policy Institute

The Oral Health Care System: A State-Level Analysis

The ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI) has prepared at-a-glance reports on an array of oral health indicators for each state and D.C.  Topics for each include dental care utilization; oral health status, attitudes and dental IQ; fluoridation rates; reimbursement rates to providers; trends in dentist to population ratios; and percentage of dentists who participate in Medicaid. Related resources:

  • A Commentary (PDF) by Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., HPI’s Vice President and ADA’s Chief Economist, on the impact of this new state-level analysis.
  • PowerPoint Slides (PPTX) including data for all states, D.C., and the U.S.
  • Data Tables (XLSX) with all data used in the reports
  • Key Findings (PDF)
  • A Data and Methods (PDF)
  • A Full Report (PDF) including all documents listed above and all individual state reports. 

Click on the desired state to view its Oral Health Care System report.