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 

​​ FY11-12​ FY12-13 FY13-14​ FY14-15 ​FY15-16​​​​ FY16-17 FY17-18​ FY18​-19​
Child 243,908 273,334​ 266,347​ 235,555​ 220,810​ ​210,574 211,005​ 207,494​
Adult 394,194 470,398 565,020 560,342 575,627​ ​586,920 ​608,204 ​625,727
​All Ages 638,102 743,732 831,367 795,897 796,437​ ​797,494 ​819,209 ​833,221

 

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, as at 30 June 2019. These figures do not include patients who are waiting for specialist dental services.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
A table showing public dental waiting lists by priority code is also available..
 
Local Health District​ ​Child Assessment ​Child Treatment ​Adult Assessment ​Adult Treatment
​Central Coast ​5 0​ 748​ 4,546​
​Hunter New England ​178 ​1 1,356​ ​12,229
​Mid North Coast ​111 ​2 487​ ​4,578
​Northern NSW ​183 ​11 560​ ​6,790
​Northern Sydney ​541 ​89 1,408​ ​1,948
​Far West ​18 ​1 382​ ​286
​Nepean Blue Mountains ​253 ​1,201 108​ ​3,550
​South Western Sydney ​125 ​164 756​ ​7,095
​Sydney ​0 ​4 604​ ​16,781
​Western NSW ​278 ​238 501​ ​6,945
​Western Sydney ​85 ​3,609 1,755​ ​6,205
​Illawarra Shoalhaven ​0 ​6 1,870​ ​6,534
​Murrumbidgee ​195 ​57 1,557​ ​260
​South Eastern Sydney ​69 ​0 618​ ​6,305
​Southern NSW ​302 ​3 1,152​ ​599
​Total 2,343​​ ​5,386 13,862​ ​84,651
 
Page Updated: Monday 30 September 2019