Report of the National Advisory Council on Dental Health

Abbrieviations and Acronyms

The National Advisory Council on Dental Health (the Council) was established as a time-limited group to provide strategic, independent advice on dental health issues, as requested by Minister for Health and Ageing, to the Government. The Council’s priority task was to provide advice on dental policy options and priorities for consideration in the 2012-13 Budget.

Page last updated: 03 September 2012

The following table lists the acronyms and abbrieviations used in the report.


Acronym

Definition

ACAT

Aged Care Assessment Teams

ACHI

Australian Classification of Health Interventions

ACOSS

Australian Council of Social Service

ADA

Australian Dental Association

ADC

Australian Dental Council

AHPRA

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AIHW DSRU

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Dental Statistics Research Unit

ARCPOH

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health

ATSI

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

CA

Carer Allowance

CAFS

Comprehensive Assessment Forms

CDDS

Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme

CDEP

Community Development Employment Project

CDHP

Commonwealth Dental Health Program

CHCI

Child Health Check Initiative

CSHS

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

CPS CDEP

Scheme Participant Supplement

DBA

Dental Board of Australia

dmft

decayed, missing and filled teeth (deciduous teeth)

DMFT

decayed, missing and filled teeth (permanent teeth)

DSP

Disability Support Pensioners

DTERP

Dental Training Expanding Rural Placements

DVA

Department of Veterans’ Affairs

DVA LDO

Department of Veterans’ Affairs Local Dental Officers

FTB–A

Family Tax Benefit Part A

GAS

Give a Smile

GP

general practitioner

HCC

Automatic issue Health Care Card

HELP

Higher Education Loan Program

HWA

Health Workforce Australia

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MTDP

Medicare Teen Dental Plan

NHHRC

National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission

NRAS

National Registration and Accreditation Scheme

NSA

Newstart Allowance

PA

Partner Allowance

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PCC

Pensioner Concession Card

PPH

potentially preventable hospitalisations

SA

Sickness Allowance

SpB

Special Benefit Allowance

the Council

National Advisory Council on Dental Health

the Rebate

Private Health Insurance Rebate

UDRH

University Departments of Rural Health

WA

Widow Allowance

YA

Youth Allowance (job seeker)