Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/31411
Type: Book
Title: The dental labour force in Australia: the position and policy directions
Author: Spencer, A.
Teusner, D.
Carter, K.
Brennan, D.
Publisher: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit)
Publisher Place: GPO Box 570, Canberra, ACT
Issue Date: 2003
Series/Report no.: Population oral health series no.2
ISBN: 1740243617
Statement of
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John Spencer, Dana Teusner, Knute Carter and David Brennan
Abstract: The practice of dentistry in Australia is changing. One substantial change is a decrease in visits per year supplied by dentists. At present dental graduate numbers, there will be a widening gap between the capacity of the dental labour force and the population?s demand for dental visits and services. This publication presents an overview of the aggregate shortage of the dental labour force and considers the policy directions to close the supply-demand gap. While both short-term and long-term directions are presented, the focus is on longer term directions for Australia to develop a sustainable self-sufficiency in its dental labour force.
RMID: 0020032108
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