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.
- Around 9 in 10 Australians aged 15 and over reported that the dental professionals they saw always showed them respect
- In 2016, there were 57.7 dentists per 100,000 population in Australia
- In 2016–17, about 70,200 hospitalisations for dental conditions may have been prevented with earlier treatment
- Over 1 million dental prescriptions were dispensed in Australia each year (2013–2017)
SOURCE: AIHW. “Oral Health and Dental Care in Australia.” AIHW, 20 Mar 2019.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia