Dentistry is the treatment and prevention of disorders and diseases of a patients teeth, gums, mouth and jaw. Dentistry performed properly is necessary for complete oral health and it has a significant impact on the health of a patients entire body.
As of 2021, there are 201,927 professionally active dentists in the U.S. There are 60.84 dentists per 100,000 U.S. population. Ratios vary by state.