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released: 10 Aug 2011 author: Teusner, D media release

In 2006, there were 1,171 dental therapists, 674 dental hygienists and 371 oral health therapists practising in Australia. The oral health practitioner workforce was overwhelmingly female, with 98.8% of dental therapists, 96.7% of hygienists and 94.8% of oral health therapists being female. Dental therapists were the oldest group among the oral health labour force, with an average age of 42.9 years.

ISSN 1445-775X; ISBN 978-1-74249-157-8; Cat. no. DEN 201; 10pp.; Internet Only


Publication table of contents

  • Body section
    • Contents
    • Main findings
    • Background
    • Data collection and methods
    • Overall numbers
    • Demographic characteristics
    • Geographic distribution
    • Practice characteristics
    • Practice activity
  • End matter
    • References
    • Acknowledgments
    • Verso page

Recommended citation

Teusner, D 2011. Oral health practitioners in Australia, 2006. AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit Research report no. 49. Cat. no. DEN 201. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 18 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419592>.

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