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Oral Health Care System and Services

Health Expenditure

% of GNP Spent
on Health
Annual Expenditure
on Oral Health Care (RM)
Oral Care as % of
Health Care Expenses
Year

Government of Malaysia

2.5 295,310,840.00 2.3 2009


1) Finance Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.


Operating Budget Ministry of Health Malaysia (2007-2010)

Year RM Oral Health Care (%) Medical Care (%) Public Health (%)
2007 99,968,931,600.00 1.9 59.6 19.2
2008 12,921,870,000.00 2.2 59.7 19.3
2009 12,644,400,000.00 2.3 59.8 19.4

*Note: Research & Development and Support Services


1) Finance Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia.


Percentage of Population Attending for Dental Care/Check-up*

Groups/Ages

% Year

Infant

0,2 2010

Toddler

0.2 2010

Preschool Children

82.4 2010

School Children

90.3 2010

Adults

6.6 2010

Antenatal

34.6 2010

Elderly

6.4 2010

Total

24.1 2010


*Note: Utilication of oral healthcare services provided by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Source:Health Informatics Center, Ministry of Health, Malaysia


Insurance System
Gouvernment Insurance
(% of Population Covered)
Private Insurance
(% of Population Covered)
Year Source

nil

9.0 2009

Central Bank*

nil

14.0 2010

Central Bank*


n.a.= not available
Source: *Central Bank of Malaysia [calculated as of 13 April 2011]


Types and Distribution of Treatments Available at Each Level (x)
Prevention Emergency
Care
General
Restorative
Removable
Prosthetics
Bridges and
Crowns
Special Care:
Implants,
Orthodontics

Dental
Specialist
Clinic

x x x x x x

Main
Dental
Clinic

x x x x some
areas
only
-

Community
Dental
Clinic

x x x x some areas only -

Source: Oral Health Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Legislation Related to Dental Personnel

Dentists Dental Therapists Denturists

Year of the Dental Act

1971 n.a. n.a.


n.a.= not available


Last updated by Gisela Ladda Tayanin