Dental Health Shortage Areas





​Dental HPSA's refer to a shortage of Dentists (DDS, DMD) who practice general or pediatric dentistry.​


Dental Health Shortage Area Scoring: (HPSA Score Out of 26)

Dental Care Scoring

  • Population-to-Provider ratio: 0-5 points then multiplied by 2 (only Auto-HPSAs can get 0 points)​

  • Percent of the population at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL): 0-5 points then multiplied by 2​

  • Water fluoridation status: potential for 1 supplemental/extra point​

  • Travel time or distance to nearest source of non-designated accessible care (NSC): 0-5 points ​