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released: 14 Mar 2017 author: AIHW

This report presents analyses on oral health services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adolescents in the Northern Territory under the National Partnership Agreement on Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment. From July 2012 to December 2015, there was generally an increase in the number of Indigenous children and adolescents who received full-mouth fluoride varnish applications, fissure sealant applications, and clinical services. A long-term analysis shows that the proportion of service recipients with experience of tooth decay decreased for most age groups between 2009 and 2015, with the greatest decrease—from 73% to 42%—seen in those aged 1–3.

ISBN 978-1-76054-086-9; Cat. no. IHW 175; 51pp.; $11

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Preventive services
      • Clinical services (for example, fillings for tooth decay, and tooth extractions)
      • Oral health status of service recipients
      • Changes over time
  • Body section
    • 11 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background
      • 1.2 NTRAI and SFNT oral health programs
      • 1.3 Information collected
      • 1.4 About this report
    • 2 Dental service delivery
      • 2.1 How are dental services delivered?
      • 2.2 Number of services and service recipients
    • 3 Oral health status of service recipients
      • 3.1 Decayed, missing and filled teeth
      • 3.2 Changes in tooth decay experience
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Data tables
      • Appendix B: Data collection form
      • Appendix C: Data quality statement—Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory dental data collection
      • Appendix D: The Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary codes
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2017. Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment: Oral Health Program—July 2012 to December 2015. Cat. no. IHW 175. Canberra: AIHW.

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