Closing the dental divide

Lesley M Russell
Med J Aust 2015; 202 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00397
Published online: 18 May 2015

In reply: Crocombe rightly points to the findings of the recent Health Workforce Australia report1 that Australia has a “more than sufficient dental workforce” but fails to note that the report states that this does not take account of the considerable unmet demand that exists, particularly in rural and lower socioeconomic areas. The problem of maldistribution remains.2

  • Lesley M Russell

  • Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, Canberra, ACT.


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