This report presents information on oral health services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children under the age of 16 in the Northern Territory. The oral health services described in this report are funded by the Australian Government and delivered by the Northern Territory Government. This report is an update of the Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment: Oral Health Program July 2012 to June 2015 (AIHW 2017), which is part of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) publication series reporting on the Northern Territory oral health services. This report also includes some long-term analyses from 2009 to 2016 to allow for an examination of the change in oral health experience over time.
In comparison with previous Oral Health Program reports from the AIHW, this version has been shortened. A set of comprehensive online tables accompanies this report to maintain the level of reporting found in previous oral health reports. All tables that have been included in previous oral health reports are available online. Throughout this report, you will find mentions of the online tables related to the figures presented.