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released: 18 Aug 2014 author: AIHW media release

This report is the latest in the Oral health and dental care in Australia: Key facts and figures suite of printed publications and web products. It highlights the key trends, which suggest there have been improvements over the long term but there is some cause for concern in recent years. In adults, there was a decrease in the average number of teeth affected by decay from nearly 15 in 1987–88 to around 13 in 2004–06. From 1994 to 2010, however, the proportion reporting any adverse oral health impact generally increased and ranged from 31.4% in 1994 to a peak of 39.9% in 2008.

ISBN 978-1-74249-610-8; Cat. no. DEN 228; 44pp.; $22

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso ages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Healthy teeth
      • 2.1 Children
      • 2.2 Adults
    • 3 Dental care
      • 3.1 Visiting a dental practitioner
      • 3.2 Preventing tooth decay in children
      • 3.3 Hospitalisation
      • 3.4 Costs
    • 4 Dental workforce
      • 4.1 Trends in the dental workforce
      • 4.2 Who makes up the dental workforce?
  • End matter
    • Appendix: National dental data sources
      • National Survey of Adult Oral Health
      • National Dental Telephone Interview Survey
      • Child Dental Health Survey
      • Health expenditure data
      • Hospital data
      • Dental practitioner workforce data
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

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  1. (22 Sept 2014) Minor corrections to page v, p19 and  p27.
    Previous version - Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures trends 2014 (1.9MB PDF)

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AIHW 2014. Oral health and dental care in Australia: key facts and figures trends 2014. Cat. no. DEN 228. Canberra: AIHW.

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