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The oral health of older adults with dementia

Dementia has become a key issue in aged care. It is estimated that 167,000 Australians had dementia in 2002, leading to dementia being a major cause of disease burden. This publication reports on an investigation of the oral health status of community-dwelling older dentate adults in Adelaide, South Australia with and without dementia. Older adults […]

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Dental Labour Force, Australia 2000

Dental Labour Force, Australia 2000 presents results from the 2000 national dental labour force data collection. The collection includes all dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental prosthetists across Australia. This report presents the overall numbers and the practice status of the dental labour force in each State and Territory and nationally. Other statistics describe […]

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Public perceptions of dentistry: stimulus or barrier to better oral health

This monograph has been developed from papers that were presented at the AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit workshop that focused on Public Perceptions of Dentistry. Its publication aims to provide a record of the substantive material presented at the workshop which arose out of components of the statistical collections maintained by the Unit. It […]

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The Child Dental Health Survey, Australia 1999: Trends across the 1990s

This report from the AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit presents the results of The Child Dental Health Survey 1999. The report reveals the state of oral health in Australia\x92s school-age children. It includes age-specific and age-standardised measures of dental caries experience and treatment within each State and Territory, and national estimates of these measures […]

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Dentists’ practice activity in Australia: 1983-84 to 1998-99

Dentists’ practice activity in Australia: 1983-84 to 1998-99 presents findings on the activity of dentists in private general practice from The Longitudinal Study of Dentists’ Practice Activity. Data for this study, based on a random sample of dentists, have been collected in 1983-84, 1988-89, 1993-94 and 1998-99. Trends in practice activity and service provision are […]

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The Child Dental Health Survey, Australia 1998

This report provides descriptive epidemiological and service provision data concerning children\x92s dental health in Australia. Data for the report have been derived from the Child Dental Health Survey which monitors the dental health of children in each State and Territory of Australia.¬† The tables and figures contained in this report describe the demographic composition of […]

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The Adelaide Dental Study of Nursing Homes: One-year Follow-up 1999

Introduction This report presents oral epidemiological prevalence and incidence data from clinical dental inspections of existing and new residents from randomly selected Adelaide nursing homes. The findings reveal that residents, both existing and new, have poor oral health, indicating that older Australians are entering nursing homes with a compromised oral health status. However, incidence data […]

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The Adelaide Dental Study of Nursing Homes 1998

The Adelaide Dental Study of Nursing Homes 1998 presents, firstly, information obtained from questionnaires mailed to practising Adelaide dentists and Directors of Nursing from Adelaide nursing homes and, secondly, oral epidemiological prevalence data from clinical dental inspections of residents from randomly selected Adelaide nursing homes. The findings highlight the poor oral health status of many […]

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The Child Dental Health Survey, Australia 1996

The Child Dental Health Survey, Australia 1996¬†provides descriptive epidemiological and service provision data concerning children’s dental health in Australia. The report presents information on the demographic composition of the sample, deciduous and permanent caries experience, extent of immediate treatment needs, and prevalence of fissure sealants. The report will be particularly useful to dental care service […]

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The Child Dental Health Survey, Australia 1997

This report provides descriptive epidemiological and service provision data concerning children\x92s dental health in Australia. Data for the report have been derived from the Child Dental Health Survey which monitors the dental health of children in each State and Territory of Australia.¬† The tables and figures contained in this report describe the demographic composition of […]

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