Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Oral Health reports

Australia’s Future Health Workforce - Oral Health reports provides the results of the oral health workforce planning projections.

Page last updated: 17 December 2014

The report presents the first workforce projections published on the oral health professions and is presented in two publications:

  1. Australia’s Future Health Workforce - Oral health - Overview report presents workforce planning projections for the total oral health workforce, along with a brief description of Australia’s oral health services and demand for those services, particularly among specific population groups (children, older people, low income and socially disadvantaged people, people with special needs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people living in rural and remote areas).
  2. Word version: Australia’s Future Health Workforce - Oral health - Overview report (Word 706 KB)
    PDF version:Australia’s Future Health Workforce - Oral health - Overview report (PDF 802KB)

  3. Australia’s Future Health Workforce - Oral health - Detailed report
    This publication supports the overview and provides:
    • Information on the methodology used to generate the workforce projections for individual oral health workforces.
    • Workforce planning projection results for dentists, oral health practitioners (comprised of dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health therapists) and dental prosthetists.
    • Workforce profiles for each oral health workforce, including a brief overview of their role and training pathway, presentation of information describing the number and characteristics of the existing workforce, a summary of issues expected to impact supply and/or demand for the workforce, and an assessment of existing workforce position (whether workforce supply matches demand for services or not).

Word version: Australia’s Future Health Workforce - Oral health - Detailed report (Word 1345 KB)
PDF version:Australia’s Future Health Workforce - Oral health - Detailed report (PDF 754KB)

If you are having difficulty accessing the PDF, please contact: health.workforce@health.gov.au for an alternate version to be sent to you.