How many dentists do we need in Australia to meet the future demand for dental visits and enable people to maintain good dental health? This report provides estimates and projections of demand and supply of dental visits, assessing the impact of changes in policy direction or social and professional trends. A range of scenarios are presented as a means of understanding current and potential future developments, in order to inform policy makers and service provision planning. This policy analysis provides revised assessments of previously published supply and demand projections, giving a vital tool to underpin future decision making.
ISSN 1449-2008; ISBN 978 1 74024 769 6; Cat. no. DEN 171; 108pp.; Internet Only
Teusner DN, Chrisopoulos S & Spencer AJ 2008. Projected demand and supply for dental visits in Australia: analysis of the impact of changes in key inputs. Dental statistics and research series no. 38. Cat. no. DEN 171. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 2 September 2015 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468176>.