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released: 25 May 2012 author: Mejia GC, Amarasena N, Ha DH, Roberts-Thomson KF & Ellershaw AC media release

The Child Dental Health Survey provides national information on the dental health of children attending school dental services in Australia, and shows that decay is relatively common in Australian children. This publication describes trends in oral health of Australian children between 1989 and 2007. Over this period, caries has declined markedly in the permanent teeth of children aged 12, but declined far less in the deciduous teeth of children aged 6.

ISSN 1321-0254; ISBN 978-1-74249-296-4; Cat. no. DEN 217; 49pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Places
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Oral health status of Australian children
      • Conclusions
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • What is dental decay (caries)?
      • Classifying the extent of decay
      • Risk factors for dental decay
      • Dental decay prevention
      • Measuring dental decay
      • Data used in this report
    • 2 The dental health of Australia’s children
      • Children’s dental health
        • Deciduous teeth
        • Permanent teeth
        • All teeth
      • Dental decay by state and territory
        • 5 to 6 year old dmft by state and territory
        • 12 year old DMFT by state and territory
        • Dental caries experience of combined deciduous and permanent teeth by state and territory
      • Fissure sealants
    • 3 Trends
      • National
      • States and territories
        • New South Wales
        • Victoria
        • Queensland
        • Western Australia
        • South Australia
        • Tasmania
        • Australian Capital Territory
        • Northern Territory
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Description of survey methods
      • Source of subjects
      • Sampling
      • Survey methodology and data items
      • Weighting of data and data analysis
      • Number in sample
      • CDHS 2007 trend methodology
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Mejia GC, Amarasena N, Ha DH, Roberts-Thomson KF & Ellershaw AC 2012. Child Dental Health Survey Australia 2007: 30-year trends in child oral health. Dental statistics and research series no. 60. Cat. no. DEN 217. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737421875>.

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