2015 Tax Discussion Paper And Reforms
To Support Australia's Dental Industry

Businesses across the dental industry are being encouraged to think about Australia’s taxation system, the need for reform and what this may look like. This important opportunity stems from the release by the Australian Government of a discussion paper on tax reform.

The ADIA-BAC Business Affairs Committee is liaising to member businesses to ensure tax reform produces an environment which allows businesses across the dental industry to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.

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Dental Industry News July 2015

Australian Manufacturing Looking Up According To Survey

The June 2015 results of the ACCI - Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends have shown that the mood amongst Australia's manufacturing sector is optimistic, with the survey reporting the third consecutive quarterly improvement in conditions.
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Ministerial Health Industry Forum Meets At Parliament

The new ministerial Health Industry Forum provides a platform for the dental industry to have high-level input into Australian Government programs to support the research, development and commercialisation of medical technologies.
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ADIA Protects Regulatory Integrity of Low-Risk Devices

An expert panel reviewing medicines and medical device regulation has accepted ADIA's advice that low-risk medical devices should remain on the ARTG, a significant policy win that avoids a flood of sub-standard products onto the Australian market.
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ADIA Code Signals Shift In Product Promotion Activities

The new ADIA code that comes into force on 1 July 2015 aims to ensure decisions made by dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals concerning healthcare needs are based on sound clinical evidence, not driven by incentives or other influences.
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Dental Media ― July 2015

HIV And Hepatitis Scare For Dental Patients

2/07/2015 Daily Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)

Patients at two particular Sydney dental clinics are believed to have been exposed to serious diseases as a result of poor cleaning of the surgery equipment.
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Grads Struggle As Visa Uptake Grows

9/06/2015 Canberra Times (Newspaper, Aust. Capital Territory)

Australia's temporary skilled work visa is coming under the spotlight as Australian skilled workers are finding it harder to get jobs in their field. Graduate employment in fields like dentistry and medicine is worsening, and graduate nurses are being told that there is no work for them, while reportedly 25% of all new entrants in the nursing workforce are foreign.
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We're Educating Our Youth Out Of Work

9/06/2015 Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper, New South Wales)

This opinion piece argues that the current system educates Australia's youth into unemployment. Last year, 20% of dentistry graduates were unable to find full-time employment, while this year, one in six medical students will be unable to become fully qualified doctors because the oversupply of graduates has overwhelmed the postgraduate training system.
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Infection Scare After 'Illegal' Dentist Charged

11/06/2015 The Australian (Newspaper, National)

While having trained as a dentist in Turkey, a man has been practicing dentistry in Melbourne though is not registered or qualified to work in Australia, sparking public health concerns.
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TGA To Keep Cash From Bungled Deregulation Attempt.

11/06/2015 Australasian Dental Practice (Trade Publication)

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) looks set to keep the cash it will earn as a result of a bungled attempt to reduce regulatory compliance costs according to the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products.
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The Tooth About Breastfed Babies

17/06/2015 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)

An Adelaide researcher has found that babies who have been exclusively breastfed up until six months had better teeth and jaw alignment when examined five years later, as the process naturally develops oral muscles.
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Facing The Painful Truth

17/06/2015 West Australian (Newspaper, Western Aust.)

In order to avoid having to undertake various treatment options before the condition is correctly diagnosed, patients with chronic orofacial pain have been advised to insist on seeing an oral medicine specialist referred by their dentist or GP.
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'Upwards' Drift In Jobless That Didn't Make Papers

18/06/2015 The Australian (Newspaper, National)

Words are important in politics, and can be used to hide bad news or highlight good news. For example, in the health portfolio, a decision to freeze indexation for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule was dressed up as “broadly aligning indexation arrangements ... with indexation arrangements for other health benefits programs”. Translated, that means the Medicare freeze that got doctors off-side would be replicated for dentists.
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From Guesthouse To Historic Manor

19/06/2015 Australian Financial Review (Newspaper, National)

The long-time home of former Bowral dentist Douglas Hedberg, built circa 1890 and which came to be known as Apollonia after the patron saint of dentistry, is now up for sale.
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Rogue Dentist Fears

20/06/2015 Herald Sun (Newspaper, Victoria)

Patients who had been treated by a Melbourne man posing as a dentist have been advised by the Victorian Health Department to undergo blood tests or have their mouths checked depending on the timing of their treatment.
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Crescent Poised To Buy Healthscope's Pathology Unit

23/06/2015 Australian Financial Review (Newspaper, National)

Private equity outfit Crescent Capital Partners is in the final stages of talks to acquire private hospital operator Healthscope's local pathology business. Crescent has past experience operating healthcare businesses such as medical device supplier LifeHealthcare, National Hearing Care and National Dental Care.
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Fake Dentists Raided, Risk of HIV Infection

23/06/2015 The Age (Newspaper, Victoria)

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Victoria Police have raided three properties in Melbourne's northern suburbs this month, finding evidence of unregistered dental work at each address.
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Dental Industry Gears Up For Introduction Of New Code

23/06/2015 Australasian Dental Practice (Trade Publication)

The ADIA and its members are gearing up for the introduction of a new code of practice that is designed to ensure that decisions on management (including treatment options) for healthcare needs are based on sound clinical evidence, not driven by incentives or other influences.
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Robots A Threat To Workers

25/06/2015 Courier Mail (Newspaper, Queensland)

Graduates are being warned that the more routine aspects of even specialist professions could be automated and all professional and managerial jobs will require higher levels of cognitive sophistication in the future - dentistry being just one of the courses that involved 3D printing to help prepare students
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Medical Device Review Gets Tick From Dental Industry

25/06/2015 Australasian Dental Practice (Trade Publication)

The report from a comprehensive independent review of medical device regulation has received support from the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products.
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Time Poor Mums Put Their Pearly Whites At Risk

27/06/2015 Daily Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)

In what looks to be a worrying trend among mothers, a survey by Philips Sonicare found that across Australia mothers are falling short on oral hygiene as they become increasingly time-poor. Indicating some parents may unwittingly be handing down bad habits, dentist Dr David Dunn has commented that dental hygiene should be a priority from about six months old.
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Revealed: Our State Of Health

27/06/2015 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)

A new report details the state of South Australia’s public health, the future challenges facing it and how these are being addressed.
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Boys' Subjects Bridge Over Gender Gap

29/06/2015 Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper, New South Wales)

According to the National Advisory Council on Dental Health, 71 per cent of dentists and 82 per cent of dental specialists are men, while 96 per cent of dental hygienists are women. Dentists and specialists will typically earn more than $100,000 per year but the dental hygienists will earn $52,000.
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Thousands Of Dental Patients At Risk In HIV Scare

2/07/2015 Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper, New South Wales)

NSW Health has begun contacting the thousands of people who visited The Gentle Dentist practices to warn them of the breaches it has discovered in infection control at the clinics.
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Dental patients’ HIV scare

2/07/2015 Daily Telegraph (Newspaper, New South Wales)

Dentists are being investigated from four Sydney dental clinics who are believed to have potentially exposed some of their patients to serious diseases by poorly cleaning their equipment.
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Dental Industry Seminars & Courses

GBR with Meshes & Membranes In Atrophic Ridges

13/07/2015, Brisbane - Geistlich Biomaterials

Prosthetically driven implant placement very often requires the need to build up bone and soft tissues to guarantee the long term success of the treatment. Different prosthetic and surgical options are available to treat a deficient ridge, including narrow or short implants, adhesive bridges and/or augmentation procedures such as autogenous bone, bone substitutes, meshes & membranes. Each of these techniques require strict patient selection and a number of anatomical prerequisites.
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ADX16 Sydney

18/03/2016, Sydney - ADIA National Office

Recognised by dentists and allied oral healthcare professions as an event that allows them to see more, buy more and learn more, the ADX16 Sydney dental exhibition has a well-deserved reputation as the must-attend event for Australia's entire dental community. 
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ADIA Western Australian Christmas Celebration

11/12/2015, Perth - ADIA Western Australian Branch

The ADIA Western Australian Christmas Celebration is a great opportunity to catch up with your industry colleagues in a social setting and reflect on the achievements of ADIA during the year. Ticket price includes a three course lunch with some refreshments, but places are limited so register now to confirm your seat.
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TGA Basics - Dental Regulation Course (Melbourne)

20/10/2015, South Yarra - ADIA

Supplying dental products in the Australian market isn't straight-forward and the Therapeutic Goods Administration places several requirements on manufacturers and suppliers. This course module will strengthen your career in the dental industry by introducing the work of the TGA and key regulatory concepts - it provides the knowledge to explain to your team members and customers the broad legal framework in which dental products are supplied.
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ADIA-ISC Industry Skills Committee Meeting

29/09/2015, Teleconference - ADIA National Office

This meeting of the ADIA-ISC Industry Skills Committee will review dental industry skills needs to address skills shortages in addition to overseeing progress of courses and seminars that the ADIA delivers nationally.
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ADIA Board of Directors

13/08/2015, Sydney - ADIA National Office

This quarterly meeting of the ADIA Board reviews the strategic direction of the association and reviews performance against key administrative and financial benchmarks.
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The Exceptional Front Office Coordinator

6/08/2015, Melbourne - Momentum Management

Equip your front office staff with the skills to handle patients of all types. Content includes: Learning valuable verbal skills to deal with getting appointment commitment, confirmation and strategies for dealing with noshows and cancellations; Creating the 'ideal day' for the whole dental team; and Learning how to handle objections, conflict and confrontation. 
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Maximise Chair-Time Utilisation Masterclass

28/07/2015, Parramatta, NSW - Software of Excellence

Following the success of our Masterclass series in 2014, our Maximise Chair-Time Utilisation Masterclasses are back again in 2015 and will explore issues in greater depth and with updated statistical research.

By implementing 5 simple steps you can significantly change your practice performance and achieve better patient outcomes.

Our free-to-attend Masterclass qualifies for 2 CPD hours and will examine the drivers of practice revenue and the steps required to increase utilisation.
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Infection Prevention: Instrument Sterilisation

17/07/2015, Canberra - Henry Schein Halas

This lecture focuses on the STERI Room and its objective is to de-mystify the reprocessing of used instruments.
There will be LIVE demonstrations on how to ensure the equipment you use for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising instruments is being maintained and monitored correctly, which is crucial to successful sterilisation. The lecture will also cover safety measures to ensure protection of you and your staff – including immunisation, PPE and hand hygiene.

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Maximise Chair-Time Utilisation

15/07/2015, Bendigo - Software of Excellence

Following the success of our Masterclass series in 2014, our Maximise Chair-Time Utilisation Masterclasses are back again in 2015 and will explore issues in greater depth and with updated statistical research.
By implementing 5 simple steps you can significantly change your practice performance and achieve better patient outcomes.
Our free-to-attend Masterclass qualifies for 2.0 CPD hours and will examine the drivers of practice revenue and the steps required to increase utilisation. These steps
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Australian Dental Industry Association Website Overview —
             

   

News & Issues

 News and issues overview
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 Media releases
 DI Australia Magazine

ADIA An Introduction

 Overview of the association
 Awards and honours
 Board of directors
 Mission and vision statement
 State branches
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 Strategic plan
 Sustainability

  

Events

 Events overview
 Dental seminars
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Exhibitions

 ADX16 Sydney
 Queensland Dental Show
 South Aust. Dental Show
 Western Aust. Dental Show

Training Courses

 Apprenticeships
 Entry-level training
 Management training
 Youth training advocacy

 

  

Membership

 Membership overview
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Awards

 Awards overview
 Leadership award
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Book Sales

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Library

 Library overview
 ACCI Statistics
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2014 Budget

 Budget overview
 Taxation
 Dental spending
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 Medical research fund

 

Advocacy

 Advocacy overview
 Advocacy agenda
 Parliamentary meeting
 Business regulation
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Industry statistics

 Statistics overview
 Sales data
 Business conditions
 Workforce statistics
 Red tape index

Related websites

 www.adx.org.au
 www.dentalbooks.org.au
 www.dentalevents.org.au