Table 1

Characteristics of study sites

TownPopulationNearest dental surgery (km)ASGCVisiting dental services
Town A<2000199RA5-very remoteBy a private dentist once a month
Town B<100087RA4-remoteBy a private dentist once a month
Town C<1000210RA5-very remoteBy a public dentist every 3 months
Town D<3500195RA4-remoteBy a public dentist once a month
  • Source: (ABS, 2014).

  • ASGC, Australian Standard Geographical Classification; RA, Remoteness Areas.