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The dental workforce in New South Wales Volume 10 Issue 8

P. D. Barnard

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 10(8) 105 - 107 Published: 1999

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P. D. Barnard


Dental services in Australia account for about five percent of national health expenditures and 0.4 per cent of Gross Domestic Product. The workforce required to deliver these dental services comprises dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental prosthetists, dental chairside assistants, receptionists and dental technicians.