An online summary describing data on oral health, oral health behaviour, oral health-related hospitalisations, cost of dental care and the dental workforce.
2 in 3 people aged 5 and older visited a dentist in the past year
1 in 2 12-year-olds had tooth decay in their permanent teeth
1 in 7 people aged 15 and over had toothache in the last year
Dental workforce: There were about 3 oral health therapists and 5 dental prosthetists per 100,000 people
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