An online summary describing data on oral health, oral health behaviour, oral health-related hospitalisations, cost of dental care and the dental workforce.

  • Cat. no: WEB 104
Findings from this report:
  • Dental workforce: There were about 57 dentists, 4 dental therapists, 5 dental hygienists per 100,000 people

  • 1 in 2 12-year-olds had tooth decay in their permanent teeth

  • Dental workforce: There were about 3 oral health therapists and 5 dental prosthetists per 100,000 people

  • About 1 in 2 Australians aged 5 and older had some private dental cover