LINKSNational Oral Health Plan Action plan to prevent oral disease
The lack of adequate oral health data for all age groups and real time access, results in poor oral health policy and tooth care advice resulting in the need to spend more on treatment. In 2013-14, there were 63,910 preventable hospitalisations of children under the age of 9 for dental treatment and in 2014/15 the cost to the Child Dental Benefits Scheme was $20.5 million for tooth extractions and $96.1 million for fillings. What has it cost you? Whole of population data is needed and only available in dental records of each patient but not in a standardized format needed to populate a national database, which has prompted the pilot dental planner project that compares postcode, state and national data for all age groups. Everyone can try it here. Dentists please help get a Standard System.