ADIA is the peak business organisation representing suppliers of quality
products and services used in dentistry. We bring business together to allow them
understand and positively influence the commercial, technical and regulatory environment.

ADIA News ― April 2014


TGA Reviews Low Value Turnover Exemptions

The TGA has released its consultation paper inviting the dental industry to comment on the review of the LVT scheme to exempt low value ARTG entries from annual charges.

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Statewide Oral Health Survey In Victorian Schools

Earlier this month, the Victorian government announced that the first statewide survey of child dental health will be conducted to better allocate funding and resources to Victoria’s dental healthcare system.

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Red Tape Continues To Choke Business

The latest edition of the ACCI National Red Tape Survey shows that red tape continues to impact negatively on business, with the burden actually increasing over the past year in terms of time, cost and complexity.

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CDDS Debts To Be Waived With New Legislation

To end uncertainty for dentists who treated patients under the CDDS scheme, the Australian Government earlier this month introduced the Dental Benefits Legislation Amendment Bill (Cth) 2014 to waive their debts to Medicare.

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Reforms To Address Serious Invasions of Privacy

The ALRC is seeking submissions from the public in response to their discussion paper containing proposals for reform that includes a new commonwealth act to provide for statutory causes of action for serious breaches.

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FDI World Dental Congress Abstracts

The FDI World Dental Federation has announced that they have extended the deadline to 10 April 2014 for submissions to be included in the Abstracts of the 101st FDI Annual World Dental Congress, a supplement to the International Dental Journal.

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Boost for Dental Services in Regional WA

The Australian Government has earlier this month announced a round of funding for health services in regional Western Australia that includes the building of a new dental clinic at the Narrogin Regional Hospital.

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Therapeutic Goods Legislation Streamlined

The Therapeutic Goods Amendment (2013 Measures No. 1) Act (Cth) 2014 came into effect from 28 February 2014 to streamline the regulation of therapeutic goods.

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ACCI Survey Reports Sales And Profit Decline

The latest ACCI Survey of Investor Confidence sees declines in sales and profits in the January – March 2014 quarter, sinking further into negative territory with measures of expected investment and employment once again deep below the neutral 50 lev ...

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Digital Technologies To Relieve Healthcare Costs

The CSIRO have published a report where they propose ways in which digital technologies can help address the impending issues of rising healthcare costs, an ageing population, rising incidents of chronic disease and fewer rural healthcare workers.

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Free Trade Agreement With Korea Opens New Markets

The Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement will, open markets and free trade and investment to be worth over $5 billion in additional income between 2015 and 2030 for Australia.

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Superannuation Simplified For Small Business

More red-tape has been cut for business with the ATO assuming responsibility of the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House, meaning operators need fewer points of contact when dealing with contributions.

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Victorian Grants For Manufacturing Technology

The Victorian Government is offering competitive grants of up to $250,000 to assist manufacturers in purchasing and integrating new technologies to promote growth, productivity and international competitiveness of manufacturing businesses.

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Support For Small Business Hiring Staff

To support small business owners in hiring staff, the Australian Government recently released A Guide To Hiring New Employees, a document that outlines the step-by-step processes to be taken and some best practice recruitment tips.

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ACCI Articulates Youth Unemployment Strategy

Due to the rising number of young Australians who are officially unemployed or disengaged from working or learning, ACCI has published a policy document to call upon the Australian Government Budget to address this alarming issue.

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Dental Industry Seminars & Courses


ADIA-MSC Membership Services Committee

12/05/2014 - ADIA National Office

The ADIA-MSC Membership Services Committee reviews the structure and benefits of Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) membership to provide the Board with recommendations on new services to support member businesses across all aspects of the ...

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ADIA New South Wales Branch Meeting

11/12/2014 - ADIA New South Wales

The ADIA New South Wales Branch Christmas Celebration is a great opportunity to reflect on the achievement of ADIA this year and catch up with your industry colleagues in a social setting over canapes and beverages.

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ADIA Western Australian Christmas Party

5/12/2014 - ADIA Western Australia

The ADIA Western Australian Christmas Celebration is a great opportunity to reflect on the achievement of ADIA this year and catch up with your industry colleagues in a social setting. This event is preceded by a brief branch update. At the conclusio ...

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Oral Soft Tissues

9/10/2014 - The University of Queensland, School of Dentistry

This course is directed to the entire dental team. It will focus specifically on visible soft tissue abnormalities, including tissue deficiencies. The aim is to enhance clinical skills in recognising and assessing the soft tissues from the lips throu ...

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ADIA Western Australian Branch Meeting

19/09/2014 - ADIA Western Australia

An update on changes to the commercial, technical and regulatory environment are provided by the dental industry’s national leadership to Western Australian businesses that supply dental products.

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ADIA South Australian Branch Meeting

18/09/2014 - ADIA South Australia

South Australia’s dental industry comes together at the largest single meeting of suppliers to receive updates on changes to the commercial, technical and regulatory environment.

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2014 Victorian Dental Show

22/08/2014 - ADIA

If you are a dentist or allied oral healthcare professional, be sure to attend the 2014 Victorian Dental Show.

This is your opportunity to meet more than thirty local suppliers of quality dental equipment who are there to introduce you to the lates ...

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Excellence in the Art of Endodontics

23/07/2014 - ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

This course will detail advances in instruments and techniques to clean, shape and fill root canals. Participants will have the opportunity to trial the Protaper Next system, Vortex Blue instruments and the Gutta Core system.

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Laser Training for Dental Practitioners

21/06/2014 - The University of Queensland, School of Dentistry

This course is suited to dental hygienists and oral health therapists as well as dentists considering using a laser in clinical work. It is designed to fulfil the legislative requirements from Radiation Health Queensland for training in laser operat ...

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New Perspectives on Treating Dental Trauma

16/05/2014 - ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

This program will review and present the latest guidelines in treating dental trauma from four unique clinical perspectives. A traumatic dental injury results in acute transmission of energy to not only teeth but also surrounding structures. As such, ...

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