Over the next few months, CEDBR will be releasing a series of articles about healthcare occupations. The first article, being released today, is on the topic of dental occupations. Employment, location quotient, and average annual wages are analyzed for three specific occupations: dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. For comparison, data is provided for metropolitan areas in Kansas, the Midwest region, and a group of four metropolitan areas that most closely resemble Wichita in population, demographics and industrial mix. These are Akron, Ohio; Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Mich.; Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, S.C.; and Lancaster, Pa.