Wednesday, August 11, 2004

CSAHS - Media Releases - 100 years on Sydney Dental Hospital celebrates a century of change:

"Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most prevalent health problem in Australia accounting for 19 million existing and 11 million newly decayed teeth each year... Oral diseases and disorders incur both direct costs to the health system ($2.6 billion or 5.9 per cent of health system costs) making it a substantial contributor to the cost of illness in Australia."

Australia is about 66% fluoridated