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Table 1 Number of appointments and patients across the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (Melbourne, Victoria) and the Special Needs Unit (Adelaide, South Australia) between August 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015 divided by clinic and type of oral health professional

From: Utilisation of dental services for people with special health care needs in Australia

  Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne Special Needs Unit, Adelaide
ISND Dom Total RDHM ADH TQEH Other Total SNU
Specialista 103 (23.5) 13 (5.5) 116 344 (34.6) 0 (0.0) 30 (63.8) 374
Training specialista 0 (0.0) 14 (5.9) 14 36 (3.6) 1 (0.5) 3 (6.4) 40
General dentist 229 (52.2) 137 (58.1) 366 478 (48.1) 191 (99.0) 4 (8.5) 673
Hygienist 7 (1.6) 0 (0.0) 7 102 (10.3) 0 (0.0) 10 (21.3) 112
Prosthetist 2 (0.5) 69 (29.2) 71 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0
Dental student 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 32 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 32
Other specialty 20 (4.6) 1 (0.4) 21 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0
Cancelled appointments 78 (17.8) 2 (0.9) 80 1 (0.1) 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 2
Total appointments 439 236 675 993 193 47 1233
Patients treated 368 213 579 688 111 45 844
  1. Some patients had more than one appointment scheduled during the study period
  2. ISND Integrated Special Needs Department + Day Surgery Unit, Dom Domiciliary dental services, RDHM Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, ADH Adelaide Dental Hospital, TQEH The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Other Highgate Park and Modbury GP Plus Superclinic, SNU Special Needs Unit
  3. aRefers to specialists and training specialists in special needs dentistry