Queensland Government
Queensland Health

Oral Health

Caloundra Dental Clinic

Queensland public oral health services provide free dental care to eligible patients. Patients who require non-emergency care are placed on a register, or waiting list.
A person is allocated to a particular waiting list depending on the type of care required and the urgency of their condition. This system ensures that people most in need of care can be treated first.

Waiting lists are managed by Hospital and Health Services using a statewide information system.

General Care (dental treatment desirable within 2 years) information for March 2014

Waiting time (months)<1212 to 2424 to 3636 to 4848 to 60>60% within recommended waiting time
Number of patients waiting1,51100000100
Number of patients starting treatment1620000100

Clinical Assessment (dental assessment desirable within 1 month) information for March 2014

Waiting time (months)<11 to 22 to 33 to 44 to 5>5% within recommended waiting time
Number of patients waiting400000100
Number of patients assessed51110063

Priority care – Category 1 (dental treatment desirable within 1 month) information for March 2014

Waiting time (months)<11 to 22 to 33 to 44 to 5>5% within recommended waiting time
Number of patients waiting100000100
Number of people starting treatment000000-

Priority care – Category 2 (dental treatment desirable within 3 months) information for March 2014

Waiting time (months)<33 to 66 to 99 to 1212 to 15>15% within recommended waiting time
Number of patients waiting439200080
Number of people starting treatment78610032

Priority care – Category 3 (dental treatment desirable within 12 months) information for March 2014

Waiting time (months)<66 to 1212 to 1818 to 2424 to 30>30% within recommended waiting time
Number of patients waiting341000194
Number of people starting treatment1311100096

General Anaesthetic – Category 1 (dental treatment under general anaesthetic desirable within 1 month) information for March 2014

Waiting time (months)<11 to 22 to 33 to 44 to 5>5% within recommended waiting time
Number of patients waiting10010133
Number of people starting treatment0100000

General Anaesthetic – Category 2 (dental treatment under general anaesthetic desirable within 3 months) information for March 2014

Waiting time (months)<33 to 66 to 99 to 1212 to 15>15% within recommended waiting time
Number of patients waiting131100087
Number of people starting treatment800000100

General Anaesthetic – Category 3 (dental treatment under general anaesthetic desirable within 12 months) information for March 2014

Waiting time (months)<66 to 1212 to 1818 to 2424 to 30>30% within recommended waiting time
Number of patients waiting21000067
Number of people starting treatment130000100

All data is preliminary and subject to change. - indicates data not available or not applicable.

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In the 2010/11 financial year, Queensland Health provided 20,374 dentures free of charge.
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