Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Insurance and use of dental services: National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010 (AIHW)

Australians are significantly more likely to visit a dentist - particularly for check-ups and preventive care services - if they have dental insurance, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

The report, Insurance and use of dental services: National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010, shows a higher proportion of Australian adults with dental insurance had made a dental visit in the last 12 months (70.9%) than those who did not have insurance (48.3%).

Provision of scale and clean services in the previous 12 months varied by insurance status with a higher proportion of adults with insurance receiving scale and clean services (83.5%) than adults without insurance (63.6%). A higher proportion of adults without insurance had extractions (19.0%) than adults with insurance (10.4%).

Media release

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