Public dental service activity
The following figure shows the number of dental service events provided for public dental patients each financial year.
Public dental service activity is enhanced by funding provided under the
National Partnership Agreement on Public Dental Services for Adults, an agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the States and Territories to contribute to the improved oral health of public dental patients.
Public dental service waiting lists
The following figure shows the total number of public dental patients waiting for assessment and treatment by financial quarter. This data is also available in
Public dental service waiting lists by local health district
The following table shows the number of public dental patients waiting for assessment and treatment at each Local Health District (LHD), as at 31 March 2021. Note that these figures reflect LHD where service was provided, not patients' LHD of residence. Also does not include patients who are waiting for specialist dental services.
|Hunter New England||473||0||3,283||12,467|
|Mid North Coast||263||6||318||5,695|
|Nepean Blue Mountains||437||1,122||93||4,868|
|South Eastern Sydney||1,115||0||1,700||6,599|
|South Western Sydney ||1,204||2,333||1,211||10,282|
A table showing
public dental waiting lists by priority code is also available.