Oral Health Services, within the Department of Health and Human Services, aims to provide emergency, basic general care and dentures for eligible adults (holders of a health care card or pensioner concession card). It also provides dental care for all children, aged up to but not including 18 years. Other services include the promotion of oral health for Tasmanians through health promotion and prevention activities.
Further information about oral health services in Tasmania is available from the Department of Health and Human Services web site, http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/dental/
In Tasmania in 2002-03, there were 72,129 occasions of oral health service for children in Tasmania. For adults, there were 14,082 occasions of emergency oral health service, and 3,011 occasions of general service.
ORAL HEALTH SERVICES - Tasmania - 2002-03
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Source: Department of Health and Human Services.