If you’re wondering how much it costs to treat dental conditions in Pennsylvania, the answer is that it’s a lot.
The state has a per-capita per-day cost of $8,096.63.
If you compare that to other states in the U.S., it comes out to a whopping $1,095 per person per day.
That’s about $1 million for each of the roughly 12 million residents of Pennsylvania.
The state spends nearly $1 billion per year on dental care.
That’s an average of about $15,000 per patient per day for each.
For the sake of comparison, that means Pennsylvania spends $4,000 for every person that gets a dental treatment.
So for a $400k dental procedure, that’s about an average out-of-pocket cost of about a million dollars per year.