KPI 21: The proportion of newly registered dental practitioners, by dental practitioner division
The aim of this indicator is to monitor trends in dental practitioner initial registrations to assist in future oral health workforce planning strategies.
The proportion of newly registered dental practitioners has declined slightly over time, from 5.0% in 2014 to 4.0% in 2017. The dental practitioner division which showed the greatest decline was that of Oral Health Therapists, dropping around 10 percentage points from 16% in 2014 to 5.8% in 2017.
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