The General Treatment Dental (GT-Dental) data collection is a collection of dental service records for which private health insurers have paid benefits. The data are supplied to the Department of Health by private health insurers. The collection contains de-identified unit record level data with information related to patient demographics (derived age, sex, postcode), procedure type, number of dental service items, charges, and benefits paid.

Collection details
Classification/dimension variables
  • Age
  • Sex

Temporal coverage

from 1/7/2010 to 30/6/2021

Geographical coverage

National and state

Data availability

  • Publications

Unit records are not available.

Data scope

The dataset contains information about patient demographics (derived age, sex, postcode), the ADA code of dental service items, charges and benefits paid.

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information, data quality statement (DQS)

The AIHW receives a subset of the data provided by dental service providers to private health insurers, then from private health insurers to the Department of Health and Aged Care.

For a full list of data specifications refer to:

GT-Dental data specification - Insurer to department - 2022–23 

Data received for 2010–11 to 2020–21 included data for 21 Australian Dental Association (ADA) general dental treatment codes for dental services for which private health insurers have paid benefits. Future years will include additional ADA treatment codes.

External links and information

Further information about the collection is available from the Department of Health and Aged Care's website:

Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP)

The AIHW has published GT-Dental data in 

Oral health and dental care in Australia.

Contact

[email protected]