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Rural oral health workforce issues in NSW and the Charles Sturt University Dentistry Program Volume 20 Issue 3-4

John C. Skinner, Ward L. Massey, Mark A. Burton

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 20(4) 56–58 Published online: 27 April 2009

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John C. Skinner

Ward L. Massey

Mark A. Burton


Adequate numbers of dental, medical and allied health professionals in rural and regional areas of NSW are vital for the health of these populations and supporting local community structures and economies. Well-documented shortages of health professionals are a major social and political issue in rural and regional communities and this workforce shortfall is recognised by both the NSW Government State Plan and the State Health Plan. This paper outlines rural and regional dental workforce shortages in NSW and describes current rural oral health workforce initiatives, including the new Charles Sturt University Dentistry Program