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Table 4 Common themes and subthemes derived from the interview data

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

Themes Subthemes (number of responses)
Access > Presentations to primary care providers (91)
> Access for adults (44)
> Access for children (24)
Barriers to accessing oral health services > Affordability (38)
> Travel related issues (42)
> Not seen as a priority (31)
Managing oral health presentations > Provision of advice and treatment (91)
> Confidence in providing oral health advice (88)
> Capacity building (73)
Communication between primary and dental care providers > Awareness of dental services (45)
> Co-ordination (62)
> Referral pathways (67)
Oral health promotion > Oral health education (43)
> Fluoride in water (19)
Service delivery models > Public-private mix model (26)
> Visiting oral health services (59)