Some potential points to spur discussion:

  • The distribution of dentists implies that the industry tends to cluster together in large numbers, but in only some counties.
  • Dentists who are less likely to locate in areas with high shares of Medicare recipients, likely due to the limited availability of vision coverage in Medicare plans (routine eye exams and glasses are not covered).

For the detailed journal article from which this map derives, see Van Sandt, Anders, Craig Wesley Carpenter, Rebekka Dudensing, and Scott Loveridge. 2021. “Estimating Determinants of Healthcare Establishment Locations with Restricted Federal Administrative Data.” Under review.

This project was supported by the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Program of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), award number 2017-67023-26242.


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