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​​ 243,908 273334 266,347 235,555 220,810 210,574 211,005 207,494
174,294
Adult 394,194 470,398 565,020 560,342 575,627 586,920 608,204 625,727
560,851
All Ages 638,102 743,732 831,367 795,897 796,437 797,494 819,209 833,221
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 30 June 2020. 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.

Local Health
District​​​
Child
Assessment
Child
Treatment​
Adult
Assessment
Adult
Treatment
​ Central Coast
677
74
1,518
8,714
​ Far West
22
3
488
374
​ Hunter New England
616
0
2,830
13,630
​ Illawarra Shoalhaven
617
0
904
6,486
​ Murrumbidgee
454
32
1,648
648
​ Mid North Coast
242
0
1,156
5,141
​ Nepean Blue Mountains
430
725
182
4,620
​ Northern NSW
247
1
1,467
8,328
​ Northern Sydney
795
83
2,063
2,663
​ South Eastern Sydney
1,216
0
1,072
8,162
​ Southern NSW
282
2
1,339
146
South Western Sydney​
79
0
1,207
8,873
​ Sydney
59
62
2,182
20,499
​ Western NSW
768
254
746
7,181
​ Western Sydney
415
3,490
4,594
5,094
​ Total
6,919
4,726
23,396
100,559

 

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

Current as at: Thursday 27 August 2020