8570.0 - Health Care Services, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/07/2011  First Issue
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OCCUPATION

At the end of June 2010, there were 30,669 registered medical/health practitioners and other staff providing health care employed or working on contract in dental businesses. Registered dental practitioners accounted for 12,223 or 39.9% of this total, while dental hygienists, therapists, prosthetists/technicians and assistants accounted for 17,902 or 58.4%. Dental assistants were the largest group of professionals for this industry, comprising 14,160 persons. The overwhelming majority were female and 85.8% of total dental assistants were less than 46 years of age. Almost three quarters (71.6%) of total registered dental practitioners were male and 56.9% of total registered dental practitioners were less than 46 years of age. The majority of dental hygienists, therapists and prosthetists/technicians were female (66.4%) and 68.5% of total dental hygienists, therapists and prosthetists/technicians were less than 46 years of age.





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