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Dentists Working

Map No. 218

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Dental work includes medical and cosmetic treatment. In 2004 there were 1.8 million dentists working around the world, which is an estimated 29 dentists per 100 000 people.

The three territories with the most dentists in 2004 were the United States, Brazil and China. There were ten times more dentists per person working in Brazil than in China. North America has almost twice the number of dentists per person than any other region.

In many African territories there were fewer than 1 dentist to every 100 000 people living there. The fewest dentists per person were in Angola.

"Brazil is estimated to have 8 million people who do not have teeth. Another 30 million have never been to the dentist ..." Caio d’Arcanchy, 2004

Territory size shows the proportion of all dentists that work in that territory.

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