August 2014 Commonwealth of Australia 2014



Download 1.31 Mb.
Page1/35
Date15.12.2016
Size1.31 Mb.
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   35


Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Oral Health Detailed

August 2014


© Commonwealth of Australia 2014

This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce the whole or part of this work in unaltered form for your own personal use or, if you are part of an organisation, for internal use within your organisation, but only if you or your organisation do not use the reproduction for any commercial purpose and retain this copyright notice and all disclaimer notices as part of that reproduction. Apart from rights to use as permitted by the Copyright Act 1968 or allowed by this copyright notice, all other rights are reserved and you are not allowed to reproduce the whole or any part of this work in any way (electronic or otherwise) without first being given the specific written permission from the Commonwealth to do so. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights are to be sent to the Communication Branch, Department of Health, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601, or via e-mail to copyright@health.gov.au.

The Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Oral Health Detailed report was developed by Health Workforce Australia with the input of key stakeholders for the consideration of Commonwealth, State and Territory Health Ministers.

Health Workforce Australia was abolished on 8 October 2014.

The Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Oral Health Detailed report was approved for publication by the Commonwealth and all State and Territory Health Ministers on 10 October 2014.

The recommendations contained in the Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Oral Health Detailed report will be the subject of further consideration.

Enquiries concerning this report and its reproduction should be directed to:

Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
enquiries@health.gov.au

Suggested citation: Health Workforce Australia 2014: Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Oral Health – Detailed Report


Contents


Contents 4

List of tables 5

List of figures 6

Introduction 7

Australia’s Future Health Workforce Reports 8



Australia’s Future Health Workforce – Oral health 9

Workforce projections for the oral health workforce 10

Workforce planning methodology 12

Assigning demand to individual workforces 13

Planning scenarios 18

Workforce Dynamics Indicator 19

Workforce planning projection and workforce dynamics indicator results 22

Dentists 23

Oral health practitioners 25

Dental prosthetists 27

Summary of results 29



Detailed information for each oral health workforce 30

Data sources 31



Dentists 37

What is a dentist? 38

How are dentists trained? 39

What is the assessment process for overseas-trained dentists? 40

What issues have stakeholders identified for the dentist workforce? 41

Existing workforce position 42

Workforce characteristics 43

Workforce inflows 44



Dental specialties 47

Dental-maxillofacial radiology 48

Endodontics 54

Oral and maxillofacial surgery 61

Oral medicine specialists 68

Oral pathology 74

Oral surgery 80

Orthodontics 86

Paediatric dentistry 93

Periodontics 100

Prosthodontics 107

Public health dentistry (community dentistry) 114

Special needs dentistry 121

Forensic odontology 129



Oral health therapists 136

What is an oral health therapist? 137

How are oral health therapists trained? 138

What is the assessment process for overseas-trained oral health therapists? 139

What issues have stakeholders identified for the oral health therapist workforce? 140

Existing workforce position 141

Workforce characteristics 142

Workforce inflows 143



Dental hygienists 146

What is a dental hygienist? 147

How are dental hygienists trained? 148

What is the assessment process for overseas-trained dental hygienists? 149

What issues have stakeholders identified for the dental hygienist workforce? 150

Existing workforce position 151

Workforce characteristics 152

Workforce inflows 153



Dental therapists 156

What is a dental therapist? 157

How are dental therapists trained? 158

What is the assessment process for overseas-trained dental therapists? 159

What issues have stakeholders identified for the dental therapist workforce? 160

Existing workforce position 161

Workforce characteristics 162

Workforce inflows 163



Dental prosthetists 166

What is a dental prosthetist? 167

How are dental prosthetists trained? 168

What is the assessment process for overseas-trained dental prosthetists? 169

What issues have stakeholders identified for the dental prosthetist workforce? 170

Existing workforce position 171

Workforce characteristics 172

Workforce inflows 173



Dental assistants 176

What is a dental assistant? 177

How are dental assistants trained? 178

What is the assessment process for overseas-trained dental assistants? 179

Existing workforce position 180

Workforce characteristics 181

Workforce Inflows 182

Dental technician 185

What is a dental technician? 186

How are dental technicians trained? 187

What is the assessment process for overseas-trained dental technicians? 188

Existing workforce position 189

Workforce characteristics 190

Workforce inflows 191

Appendix A – Methodology 194

Supply methodology 195

Demand methodology 201

Scenarios 202

Assumptions 210

Accuracy of workforce projections 213



Appendix B – Data sources 214

Workforce supply data sources and data items 215

Workforce demand data sources and data items 217

Appendix C – Detailed workforce planning results 220

Dentists 221

Oral health practitioners 225

Dental prosthetists 229



Appendix D – Existing workforce position 233

Existing workforce position assessment scale 234

Other measures available to examine existing workforce position 235

Glossary 238

References 239






Share with your friends:
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   ...   35


The database is protected by copyright ©dentisty.org 2019
send message

    Main page