Oral health and use of dental services (AIHW)

While nearly 60% of adult Australians visited the dentist in the year before a national dental survey was conducted, one in three say they avoid or delay dental visits because of the cost, according to Oral health and use of dental services 2008: findings from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2008.

The report details self-reported oral health status and impacts of oral conditions of Australian adults. Key results on dental visiting, receipt of services and financial barriers to dental care are also provided.

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New data shows more dental doom (AHHA)

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