dentist shortage

Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

Oregon and Idaho need more dentists, according to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The study puts the two Northwest states among the top 10 states with the worst shortages.

Unless you live in a rural area, you probably haven't felt the dearth of dentists found in the Pew study. As Portland dentist Jill Price puts it, the problem isn't so much a shortage as poor distribution.