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released: 30 May 2013 author: Chrisopoulos S & Harford JE

This report presents the most recent information on the oral health and dental care of Australians. Data are presented on tooth decay, tooth loss, dental appearance, dental visits, insurance cover and the dental workforce. Data show that in 2010, around 64% of people aged 5 and over had visited a dentist in the previous year and 54% had some level of private dental insurance.

ISSN 1321-0254; ISBN 978-1-74249-425-8; Cat. no. DEN 224; 86pp.; $13

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • 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 Hospital separations
      • 3.1 Potentially preventable hospital separations
      • 3.2 Hospital separations for oral health procedures involving general anaesthetics
    • 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 workforce
      • 9.1 Size and distribution of practising workforce
      • 9.2 Characteristics of practising dentists
      • 9.3 Dental specialists
  • 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
        • National Health Workforce Data Set
        • National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • Appendix B: Confidence intervals for estimates
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

Chrisopoulos S & Harford JE 2013. Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures 2012. Cat. no. DEN 224. Canberra: AIHW.