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.
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
The following table shows the number of public dental patients waiting for assessment and treatment at each Local Health District (LHD), as at 31 December 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.
A table showing
public dental waiting lists by priority code is also available.