What is the average waiting list time for public dental care in Victoria?

What is the average waiting list time for public dental care in Victoria?

22.7 months
The average waiting time for general dental care across Victoria is now 22.7 months, the highest that it has been in the past decade, and an increase of 3.3 months since last year.

Can you get teeth removed in hospital?

Your tooth will be taken out either by a dentist or an oral surgeon. Most people will be given a local anaesthetic (your mouth is numbed) for this procedure. However, in some cases people are given a general anaesthetic (put to sleep) but this means that the extraction has to be done in a hospital.

How much does it cost to have wisdom teeth removed in hospital?

On average you could expect to pay between $150 and $500 per tooth, depending on if you are administered local anaesthetic. Of course, if your wisdoms are removed in a hospital facility and general anaesthetic is administered, the cost will be significantly higher, ranging up to $3000 per tooth.

How long is the waiting list for wisdom teeth removal?

It depends of the dentist’s or surgeon’s availability, however, at the clinic average waiting time is usually 1-2 weeks. In most cases, wisdom tooth extraction can take place right after the consultation if the patient agrees to undergo the procedure immediately. The procedure usually takes 45-90 minutes.

How long does it take dentist to pull a tooth?

If you’re just having one tooth extracted, the entire process can be completed in 20-40 minutes. However, if you’re having multiple teeth extracted, expect to spend a little more time in our office. Each additional tooth will take another 3-15 minutes of appointment time, depending on its location.

Is there a dental waiting list in Victoria?

Public dental health care is available to eligible Victorians through Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV). Waiting lists are used for clients who require routine dental care only.

What is the waiting time for dental services?

Waiting time is the time between the date the client was placed on the waiting list, and the date of the first appointment offered by the service. Tap the buttons below for specific data about waiting time for dental services, including statewide averages for general, denture and specialist appointments.

Who is not put on a wait list for dental care?

Those assessed as needing emergency care or priority clients (e.g. people experiencing homelessness, pregnant women or children up to the age of 12) are offered the next available appointment and are not placed on a wait list. In 2018-19, emergency and priority patients were approximately 80% of all public dental patients.

What does it mean to be on a Queensland hospital wait list?

If the referral is accepted, you will be put on an outpatient wait list to see a specialist. A specialist at the hospital will prioritise your need for a consultation and allocate you an outpatient urgency category. In Queensland, there are 3 outpatient urgency categories with recommended timeframes for consultation:

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