This report is part of the annual series providing descriptive statistics concerning child dental health in Queensland. The tables and figures contained in this report describe the demographic composition of the sample, deciduous and permanent caries experience, extent of immediate treatment needs, prevalence of fissure sealants and other relevant information. The report also presents a description of the Survey methods. The report provides summary statements highlighting trends across the period 1998 to 2002. However, it should be noted that no formal hypothesis tests have been undertaken and descriptions of differences between years are intended as a guide to the reader rather than a formal evaluation of trends.