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released: 7 Dec 2011 author: Chrisopoulos S, Beckwith K & Harford JE

The report summarises the most up-to-date information available in Australia today on the oral health and dental visiting of the Australian population. Data have been sourced from surveys managed by the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH) and administrative data sets managed by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

ISBN 978-1-74249-266-7; Cat. no. DEN 214; 88pp.; Internet Only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso page
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Places
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Oral health
      • 2.1 Caries experience of children
      • 2.2 Caries experience of adults
      • 2.3 Periodontal disease
      • 2.4 Tooth retention and loss
      • 2.5 Social impact
    • 3 Potentially preventable hospital separations
    • 4 Use of dental services
      • 4.1 Time since last dental visit
      • 4.2 Reason for last dental visit
      • 4.3 Type of practice visited at last dental visit
      • 4.4 Dental visiting patterns
      • 4.5 Dental services received
      • 4.6 Fissure sealants in children
    • 5 Financial barriers
    • 6 Private health insurance
    • 7 Utilisation of private health insurance
    • 8 Expenditure
    • 9 Dental labour force
      • 9.1 Size and distribution of practising labour force
      • 9.2 Characteristics of practising dentists
      • 9.3 Dental specialists
      • 9.4 Labour force projections
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data collections used in this report
        • Child Dental Health Survey
        • National Survey of Adult Oral Health
        • National Dental Telephone Interview Survey
        • Dental Labour Force Collection
        • National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • Appendix B: Confidence intervals for estimates
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures 2011. Cat. no. DEN 214. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 July 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737420710>.