There will be a survey of oral health of 32,000 Australian children. This will include the children from age 5 to 14. The main aim of survey is to find out the reasons for why $1 billion spent by governments on dental programs each year appears to have little effect.
The recent data has shown that the more children below 14 are admitted to hospital for teeth extractions or dental work than for any other cause. This has been increased from the last data of 2006.
In the year 2006, about 27,000 children were admitted in the hospital. Out of them 8114 children were under five.