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Report of National Advisory Council on Dental Health

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Report of National Advisory Council on Dental Health

by National Advisory Council on Dental Health

Report
Year 2012
City Canberra
Institution Department of Health and Ageing
Date 23 February 2012

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

This report, prepared by the National Advisory Council on Dental Health, provides recommendations on the establishment of universal dental care in Australia. This report includes information on:

  • oral health and oral diseases among children and adults
  • dental system (public services, private services, government expenditure)
  • dental workforce
  • unequal access to dental care
  • causes of poor oral health
  • eight long-term aspirations to reach the goal of universal dental care
  • four options for universal dental care
    • individual capped benefit entitlement
    • enhanced public sector child dental services
    • access to a means tested individual capped benefit entitlement
    • enhanced access to public dental services.

This report contains some information specific to Indigenous people.

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