Demand for dental care reflects people's want or desire for dental care and willingness to pay at market prices. Demand is expressed through the use of dental services and hence can be measured in dental visits made and services received in a year. This report provides information in the change in demand for dental care among Australians over the period 1979 to 1995. It also presents information on the projected demand for dental care through to 2010. This information is presented so as to understand fundamental changes occurring in dentistry.