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.

Line graph of Service Events per Financial Year. Text version in Table 1 below  

Financial year FY11/12 FY12/13 FY13/14 FY14/15 FY15/16 FY16/17 FY17/18 FY18/19 FY19/20
Child​​243,908273334266,347235,555220,810210,574211,005207,494
174,294
Adult394,194
470,398565,020560,342575,627586,920608,204625,727
560,851
All Ages638,102743,732831,367795,897796,437797,494819,209833,221
735,145

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 table format.

Line graph of residents waiting for dental assessment and treatment  

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.

 

Child Assessment

Child 

Treatment​

Adult Assessment

Adult Treatment

Central Coast

295

266

885

9,623

Far West

209

2

315

552

Hunter New England

365

0

3,146

11,991

Illawarra Shoalhaven

884

0

1,356

6,107

Murrumbidgee

560

6

1,631

462

Mid North Coast

283

0

449

4,764

Nepean Blue Mountains

477

344

169

4,765

Northern NSW

36

0

1,498

8,133

Northern Sydney

699

87

1,497

2,277

South Eastern Sydney

1,515

0

1,706

7,330

Southern NSW

166

5

1,581

46

South Western Sydney​

650

510

1,138

9,876

Sydney

119

3

1,213

20,111

Western NSW

1,000

228

776

3,802

Western Sydney

557

3,681

5,094

2,613

Total

7,815

5,132

22,454

92,452

 

A table showing public dental waiting lists by priority code is also available.

Current as at: Wednesday 5 May 2021