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Table 6 The service provision weights of individual dental services according to the dental practitioner division scope of practice for Models A and B

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

Item code Service description Model A
National
Model B Victoria
DH OHT/DT Dentist OHT Dentist
88011 Comprehensive oral exam 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88012 Periodic oral examination 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88013 Oral examination—limited 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88022 Intraoral periapical or bitewing radiograph—per exposure 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88025 Intraoral radiograph—occlusal, maxillary, mandibular—per exposure 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88111 Removal of plaque and/or stain 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88114 Removal of calculus—first visit 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88115 Removal of calculus—subsequent visit 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88121 Topical application of remineralisation and/or cariostatic agents, one treatment 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88161 Fissure and/or tooth surface sealing—per tooth (first four services on a day) 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88162 Fissure and/or tooth surface sealing—per tooth (subsequent services) 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88213 Treatment of acute periodontal infection—per visit 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88221 Clinical periodontal analysis and recording 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88311 Removal of a tooth or part(s) thereof—first tooth extracted on a day 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88314 Sectional removal of a tooth or part(s) thereof—first tooth extracted on a day 0 0 1 0 1
88316 Additional extraction requiring removal of a tooth or part(s) thereof, or sectional removal of a tooth 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88322 Surgical removal of a tooth or tooth fragment not requiring removal of bone or tooth division—first tooth extracted on a day 0 0 1 0 1
88323 Surgical removal of a tooth or tooth fragment requiring removal of bone—first tooth extracted on a day 0 0 1 0 1
88324 Surgical removal of a tooth or tooth fragment requiring both removal of bone and tooth division—first tooth extracted on a day 0 0 1 0 1
88326 Additional extraction requiring surgical removal of a tooth or tooth fragment 0 0 1 0 1
88351 Repair of skin and subcutaneous tissue or mucous membrane 0 0 1 0 1
88384 Repositioning of displaced tooth/teeth—per tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88386 Splinting of displaced tooth/teeth—per tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88387 Replantation and splinting of a tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88392 Drainage of abscess 0 0 1 0 1
88411 Direct pulp capping 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88412 Incomplete endodontic therapy (tooth not suitable for further treatment) 0 0 1 0 1
88414 Pulpotomy 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88415 Complete chemo-mechanical preparation of root canal—one canal 0 0 1 0 1
88416 Complete chemo-mechanical preparation of root canal—each additional canal 0 0 1 0 1
88417 Root canal obturation—one canal 0 0 1 0 1
88418 Root canal obturation—each additional canal 0 0 1 0 1
88419 Extirpation of pulp or debridement of root canal(s)—emergency or palliative 0 0 1 0 1
88421 Resorbable root canal filling—primary tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88455 Additional visit for irrigation and/or dressing of the root canal system—per tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88458 Interim therapeutic root filling—per tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88511 Metallic restoration—one surface—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88512 Metallic restoration—two surfaces—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88513 Metallic restoration—three surfaces—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88514 Metallic restoration—four surfaces—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88515 Metallic restoration—five surfaces—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88521 Adhesive restoration—one surface—anterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88522 Adhesive restoration—two surfaces—anterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88523 Adhesive restoration—three surfaces—anterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88524 Adhesive restoration—four surfaces—anterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88525 Adhesive restoration—five surfaces—anterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88531 Adhesive restoration—one surface—posterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88532 Adhesive restoration—two surfaces—posterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88533 Adhesive restoration—three surfaces—posterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88534 Adhesive restoration—four surfaces—posterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88535 Adhesive restoration—five surfaces—posterior tooth—direct 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88572 Provisional (intermediate/temporary) restoration—per tooth 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88574 Metal band 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88575 Pin retention—per pin 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88576 Metallic crown—preformed 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88579 Bonding of tooth fragment 0 0.140 0.860 0.390 0.610
88597 Post—direct 0 0 1 0 1
88721 Partial maxillary denture—resin, base only 0 0 1 0 1
88722 Partial mandibular denture—resin, base only 0 0 1 0 1
88731 Retainer—per tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88733 Tooth/teeth (partial denture) 0 0 1 0 1
88736 Immediate tooth replacement—per tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88741 Adjustment of a denture 0 0 1 0 1
88761 Reattaching pre-existing clasp to denture 0 0 1 0 1
88762 Replacing/adding clasp to denture—per clasp 0 0 1 0 1
88764 Repairing broken base of a partial denture 0 0 1 0 1
88765 Replacing/adding new tooth on denture—per tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88766 Reattaching existing tooth on denture—per tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88768 Adding tooth to partial denture to replace an extracted or decoronated tooth—per tooth 0 0 1 0 1
88776 Impression—dental appliance repair/modification 0 0 1 0 1
88911 Palliative care 0.0657 0.131 0.804 0.390 0.610
88942 Sedation—intravenous 0 0 1 0 1
88943 Sedation—inhalation 0 0 1 0 1
  1. DH dental hygienist, DT dental therapist, OHT oral health therapist