The results below show the supply and demand for dentists, oral health practitioners and dental prosthetists for selected years to 2025, as well as the input parameters on inflows and exits that were used to generate the supply projections. All results are presented in terms of headcount. This allows for an estimation of the required number of students or practitioners at each stage of the pipeline to be generated. However it should be noted that underlying the headcount results is a full-time equivalent measure that represents the current and projected reported hours of work of each age cohort in the relevant workforce. Because of the process to generate these results, the headcount demand figures can vary from those presented in the comparison scenario (although not by a material amount).
Tables 51 to 58 show the supply and demand for the dentist (including dentist specialists) workforce for selected years to 2025, as well as the input parameters on inflows and exits that were used to generate the supply projections.
Table : Dentists, comparison scenario, 2012 to 2025, headcount