Dentists and dental practitioners

Dentists and dental practitioners make up about 3% of the health workforce, looking after dental needs across Australia. Find out how we regulate and support this important sector of our health workforce.

About this workforce

Read about dentists and dental practitioners in Australia.

What we do

How we support dental professionals.

Education and support

Find what's available while you study.

Dental health

Find out about dental health services in Australia.

Workforce data about dental professionals

We produce fact sheets on professions within our health workforce, including dentists and dental practitioners.

View the fact sheets

Did you know?

Over 80%

of dentists work in metropolitan areas


is the average age for dental prosthetists


of dental hygienists are female