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 is added to and updated as data becomes available. In 2019, the Australian Government paid benefits averaging $53 per preventive service provided under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. In 2017–18, about 72,000 hospitalisations for dental conditions may have been prevented with earlier treatment. The proportion of dentate adults aged 15 years and over who avoided or delayed dental care due to cost increased from 31% in 2004–06 to 39% in 2017–18.
This report was last updated on 31 July 2020. Refer to Notes for further explanation.