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Table 4 The total cost for Medicare benefits claims under the CDBS by dental service type in the 2014–2015 financial year

From: A dental workforce strategy to make Australian public dental services more efficient

Service type 0–4 age group (A$) 5–14 age group (A$) 15–17 age group (A$) Subtotal (A$)
Diagnostics 5 244 036 50 479 640 18 764 669 74 488 345
Preventive 4 348 506 121 296 380 44 984 411 170 629 297
Periodontics 11 740 246 037 240 960 498 738
Oral surgery 430 620 39 108 772 8 789 368 48 328 760
Endodontics 125 322 4 551 556 3 583 657 8 260 535
Restorative services 8 503 913 158 133 500 64 770 100 231 407 513
Prosthodontics 3 220 379 504 309 428 692 152
General services 168 618 2 292 021 329 127 2 789 766
Total 18 835 975 376 487 410 141 771 720 537 095 105
  1. DH dental hygienist, DT dental therapist, OHT oral health therapist