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17,240 Dentists In Australia And Growing Says New Report

Published on : 22/5/2019

One of the factors underpinning sustained growth of the Australian dental products market has been growth of 3% in dentists, a figure set out in the latest 2018 ADIA Dental Workforce In Numbers Report.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

A key role of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is to provide the information that will allow member businesses to make informed decisions about the direction of their business.  It’s in this context that the 2018 ADIA Dental Workforce In Numbers Report has been released.

The 2018 ADIA Dental Workforce In Numbers Report is one tool in that task as it provides insight into the changes within the dental workforce – the client base for ADIA member businesses.

Key Findings In The Latest Report —

■ The number of dentists now stands at 17,240
■ The number of dentists grew by 3.0% over the past year
■ The number of registered dental professionals is now 23,093
■ The number of registered dental professionals grew by 3.2%


Amongst the datasets in the 2018 ADIA Dental Workforce In Numbers Report are the numbers of prosthetists, dental hygienists, oral health therapists, and dental therapists.  ADIA has compiled data on their location by state over the past six years.

Key Downloads —

■ 2018 ADIA Dental Workforce In Numbers Report [PDF] *
■ ADIA Online Geospatial Mapping Tool


The 2018 ADIA Dental Workforce In Numbers Report compliments the online ADIA Dental Workforce Geospatial Tool which allows you to review the number of registered dental professionals by postcode.

The report is free to ADIA members and can be purchased for $135 by non-members.

These reports represent a major investment by ADIA in providing useful market intelligence to dental product manufacturers and suppliers.  This is a priority set out in the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan.

Member engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities, and directly benefit from the results.  With respect to the market research published by ADIA, representatives of member businesses serving on the ADIA-MSPC Market Statistics Projects Committee provide advice and guidance to the national office team responsible for managing the research projects.

Currency & Disclaimer —

This update was issued on 13 November 2018 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations. The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here.

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