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

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 31 December 2019. 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.

Local Health District
Child
Assessment
Child
Treatment​
Adult
Assessment
Adult
Treatment​
​Central Coast
21
61
876
6,258
​Far West
33
3​
409
351
​Hunter New England
283
0
1,266
12,856
​Illawarra Shoalhaven
25
0
706
8,231
​Murrumbidgee
271
47
1,365
641
​Mid North Coast
201
0
812
4,559
​Nepean Blue Mountains
279
1,291
42
3,616
​Northern NSW
140
4
855
7,319
​Northern Sydney
411
50
1,511
2,253
​South Eastern Sydney
189
1
712
7,437
​Southern NSW
275
1
1,107
129
South Western Sydney​
0
0
1,473
8,570
​Sydney
0
3
972
19,360
​Western NSW
315
232
598
7,206
​Western Sydney
195
2,041
2,375
4,521
​Total
2,638
3,734
15,079
93,307

  

Page Updated: Thursday 16 January 2020