This report presents key data, information and trends over time, via a suite of interactive data visualisations, describing the oral health status of Australians and their use of dental care services. It will be added to and updated progressively as data becomes available. Australians aged 15 and over have an average of 12.8 decayed, missing or filled teeth. In 2016–17, about 70,200 hospitalisations for dental conditions may have been prevented with earlier treatment.
This report was last updated on 20 March 2019. Refer to Notes for further explanation.