The delivery of orthodontic care in New Zealand. Part II: Analysis of a census of dentists.
A Marriott, W Harding, N Devlin, G Benwell
N Z Dent J | Published : 2001
Part I of this study reported the level and distribution of the supply of specialist orthodontic services in New Zealand. This paper focuses on the amount and variety of orthodontic services supplied by dentists. A questionnaire sent to all dentists in New Zealand sought information on the amount and type of orthodontic treatment carried out between 1 July 1998 and 30 June 1999. The reply rate was 80.9 percent. The majority of dentists carried out some form of orthodontic treatment, predominantly of a minor nature. A small number provided significant amounts of treatment, both simple and complex. The majority of orthodontic treatment and the majority of comprehensive fixed-appliance treatmen..View full abstract