The price of a dental exam can be steep.
And even the best-value dental exam at the local hospital can cost more than $5 in a state like Michigan, where the average cost is $566.
But that’s not what you might expect to see if you were to compare the performance of a state’s dental exam to that of a national dental exam.
So we looked at how well states were performing on various metrics, such as the number of dental schools and how many states were ranked in the top five in dental quality.
This article is part of CNN’s Health category.