Overview

Good oral health is an integral part of good general health and wellbeing. Oral health can affect a person’s diet and nutrition and, as a result, their overall health, and can also have a range of social impacts.

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Latest findings

Over 1 million dental prescriptions were dispensed in Australia each year (2013–2019)

In 2019, there were 58.7 dentists per 100,000 population in Australia

In 2017–18, more then 1 in 2 (56%) Australians had seen a dentist or dental professional in the last 12 months

The proportion of adults with untreated tooth decay increased between 2004–06 and 2017–18

9 in 10 Australians can access fluoridated drinking water

The number of private dental practices accredited to the NSQHS standards nearly tripled between 2016 and 2018

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