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Table 1 Characteristics of the communities included in the study

From: The relationship of primary care providers to dental practitioners in rural and remote Australia

Town Population Nearest dental surgery Visiting dental service ASGC - RA
1 <500 248 km Public dentist: once every 3 months; school dental van: sporadic visits RA5
2 <1000 70 km No visiting oral health services RA4
3 <1000 40 km School dental van: sporadic visits RA3
4 <1000 87 km Private dentist: once a month RA4
5 <1000 179 km Public dentist: once a year RA5
6 <1000 210 km Private and public dentist visits: once every 3 months; mobile Aboriginal dental van: once a year; school dental van: sporadic visits RA5
7 <1000 43 km No visiting oral health services RA4
8 <1000 40 km No visiting oral health services RA3
9 <1500 214 km Private dentist: once a month for 3 days; school dental van: sporadic visits RA4
10 <1500 212 km Public and private dentists: sporadic visits RA5
11 <1500 200 km Private dentist visits: once a month; school dental van: sporadic visits RA5
12 <2000 62 km Private dentist visits: once a year RA3
13 <3000 196 km Public dentist visits: once a month; mobile Aboriginal van: once a year RA4
14 <1500 80 km Visiting van twice a year; school dental service and public dentist a few weeks a year RA4