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 is 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

Temporal coverage

from 1/7/2010 to 30/6/2018

Geographical coverage

National

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.

For a full list of data specifications refer to:

General Treatment Dental data specifications - effective 1 July 2020

Data received for 2010–11 to 2017–18 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's website:

Hospital Casemix Protocol (HCP)

The AIHW has published GT-Dental data for 2010–11 to 2017–18 in its Oral health and dental care in Australia publication.

Contact

[email protected]