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 May 2015

TPP Free Trade Agreement & The Dental Industry

Understanding how the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement is likely to benefit manufacturers and suppliers of dental products is to be the major focus of an ADIA meeting in July 2015.
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TGA Low Value Turnover Exemption To Hit Industry

The proposed abolition of the TGA's Low-Value Turnover looks set to increase the charges businesses across the dental industry pay by 30% to maintain entries on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
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ADIA's Parliamentary Meeting Shapes Up

Next month’s industry roundtable at Parliament House sees ADIA meet again with the Minister for Health and other parliamentarians on order to lobby for changes to the commercial, technical and regulatory framework in which the dental industry operates.
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ATO Opens Discussion On GST Adjustments

The Australian Tax Office is offering businesses in the dental industry the opportunity give feedback on GST adjustments and windfall gains where a supplier is not generally entitled to a refund when GST has been overpaid.
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Dental Media ― May 2015

Turkmenistan's Dictator Just Built A Huge Golden Statue Of Himself Riding A Horse

27/05/2015 Business Insider Australia (Online)

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, former dentist and President of the Middle Eastern dictatorship nation Turkmenistan, has just unveiled another golden statue of himself in the capital Ashgabat.
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Headed In The Right Direction, But Very Slowly

14/05/2015 Hobart Mercury (Newspaper, Tasmania)

On the face of it, the 2015-2016 Federal Budget is moving in a better direction. Unfortunately, it is piecemeal movement. For example, the four-year National Partnership Agreement for Adult Dental Health has been replaced with a one-year commitment with no vision for providing this much-needed service in the longer term.
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For Those At The Very Bottom It's Still Impossible To Survive

14/05/2015 Hobart Mercury (Newspaper, Tasmania)

Public dental services in Tasmania remain at risk with adult services getting funding for a further 12 months but remaining uncertain in the long-term.
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Benign-Looking Budget Uses Hidden Fangs To Drain Money From Health

15/05/2015 The Conversation (Online News)

The government is also continuing its push to tighten eligibility and funding rules as a way to reduce health-care expenditure. This year, it announced changes to the indexing arrangements for children’s dental care benefits, made eligibility for some childcare benefits contingent on compliance with vaccination schedules, and extended arrangements put in place last year that made it harder for people to qualify for the PBS safety net scheme.
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'Dental Tax By Proxy' Puts Bite On Families

16/05/2015 Northern Territory News (Newspaper, Darwin)

Families are facing gap fees of up to $75 for their child’s dental care after the Government froze indexation of Medicare rebates for child dental care in the Budget. The Australian Dental Association says it could deter families from getting their teeth checked and has branded it a “dental tax by proxy”.
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Dental Fee Gap To Hurt Families

16/05/2015 Hobart Mercury (Newspaper, Tasmania)

The Government announced in the Budget it would freeze dental rebates under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule at 2014 levels for four years, but the ADA says before the freeze the Medicare rebates paid to dentists under the scheme were already 20% below the average fees for routine dental care.
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Dental 'Tax' Slugs Families Extra $75

16/05/2015 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)

The ADA has argued against the freezing of the indexation of Medicare rebates for child dental care in the budget, but Health Minister Sussan Ley has stated that over 90% of services provided under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule are bulk billed and this measure does not prevent dentists from being able to continue to do so.
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Dental Cost Of Ice Use

17/05/2015 Sunday Times (Newspaper, Western Australia)

A growing number of Australian 20 year olds are having all their teeth extracted due to the “severe destruction” of methylamphetamine. It only takes 12 months of drug use to wipe out the teeth, according to dentists.
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EEAA Reveals Executive Committee Nominees

18/05/2015 Exhibition World (Trade Publication, International)

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has announced its executive committee candidates in the lead-up to the association’s annual general meeting on May 28. Troy Williams of the Australian Dental Industry Association is one of the two nominations for the association organiser position.
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EEAA Names Executive Committee Candidates

18/05/2015 MICE BTN (Trade Publication, Online)

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has named candidates for the Executive Committee in the lead-up to the association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 28 May 2015. Troy Williams of the Australian Dental Industry Association has been nominated for the association organiser position.
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Churchill's Dental Lab Considered Not Viable

18/05/2015 Latrobe Valley Express (Newspaper, Regional Victoria)

Securing the Federal Government funding is the final step in a Victorian project to construct a dental prosthetics lab and training clinic, but a $2.664 million application to the National Stronger Regions Fund has failed.
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Budget's Sugar Hit Lifts Coalition Back To 50:50

18/05/2015 Australian Financial Review (Newspaper, National)

Despite the Federal Opposition Leader's argument that "There is a lot hidden nastiness in this budget [...] - things like cuts to dental programs for kids and veterans," the Abbott Government is enjoying a surge in approval following the release of the Federal Budget last week.
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Strong Slate For EEAA Committee Elections

19/05/2015 Australasian Special Events

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has announced the candidates for the Executive Committee in the lead-up to the Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 28 May 2015, and Troy Williams of the Australian Dental Industry Association is on of the two nominees for the Association Organiser position.
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Small Business Myths Work Miracles

19/05/2015 Canberra Times (Newspaper, Aust. Capital Territory)

Columnist Michael Pascoe looks at the political nature of this year's federal government budget and argues that the focus on small business was short-sighted in terms of economic policy.
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GPs Dismayed As Child Health Check Stopped

19/05/2015 Sydney Morning Herald (Newspaper, New South Wales)

In last week’s budget, the Abbott government axed Medicare funding for the ‘Healthy Kids Check,’ a consultation with a nurse or GP to assess a child’s health and development before they start school. Funding will stop in November 2015.
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Health Fears For North

20/05/2015 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)

The South Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has spoken out about the Federal Government’s planned cuts to dental and preventive health programs, saying that people in Adelaide's northern suburbs need these programs more than most.
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Tablets Made Of Gold

20/05/2015 Herald Sun (Newspaper, Victoria)

Despite cuts to almost every other area of health care, including $57 million from public hospitals and $125 million from the child dental health program, pharmacists look to have an average $117,000 annual pay rise under a new $18.9 billion five-year deal with Canberra.
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Investec Says Its Niche Strategy Is Working

22/05/2015 The Australian (Newspaper, National)

Investec chief Milton Samios speaks about the company's restructure if its Australian operations. The restructure included the sale of its asset finance and lending businesses last year to BOQ, which financed professionals such as dentists and doctors.
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Budget To Cost Families $15b

23/05/2015 Sunday Age (Newspaper, Victoria)

The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) has released an analysis of the combined impact of the two latest federal budgets for low and middle-income people. ACOSS says the overall budget fails the fairness test because it keeps more than $15 billion in spending cuts from last year’s budget and delivers new cuts to child dental and community health programs.
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Public Dentistry In Decay

26/05/2015 Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper, South Australia)

About 34,000 South Australians are on the public waiting list for minor dental work and dentists in South Australia warn that untreated decay could lead to serious infections, loss of teeth and other health problems if not treated quickly enough.
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Dental Industry Seminars & Courses

Maximise Chair-Time Utilisation

7/07/2015, Launceston - 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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2016 ADIA Victorian Dental Show

17/06/2016, Melbourne - ADIA Victorian Branch

The 2016 ADIA Victorian Dental show combines a regional trade show with the biennial state convention convened by the Australian Dental Association - Victorian Branch. This important eventis widely recognised as the best state-based dental trade show.
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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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25th Australian Orthodontic Congress 2016

19/02/2016, Melbourne - Australian Society of Orthodontists

Planning is now well underway for an exciting Scientific Program and the Organising Committee is pleased to announce that Dr Lorenzo Franchi, Dr Peter Ngan, and Dr Katherine Vig, are confirmed to deliver a keynote address at the Congress.
As always the social schedule will be a highlight of the Congress.



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Maximise Chair-Time Utilisation Masterclass

10/11/2015, Brisbane - 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.
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Primespeak Seminar

4/11/2015, Adelaide - Prime Practice

GET YOUR PATIENTS TO ASK YOU FOR THE TREATMENT YOU KNOW THEY NEED!
Learn how to present treatment options and get your patients to make informed decisions while building trust and long lasting relationships.
Primespeak Seminar’s success has been due to its ability to support participants to: remove any perception of sales pressure; increase patient ownership of their dental conditions; bridge the gap between what a patient thinks they need and what you think they need; take the stress out of com
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Managing Ceramic Restorations

22/10/2015, St Leonards - ADA CPD

The clinical procedure of preparing teeth for fixed restorations will be analysed. A step-by-step protocol for tooth preparations, retraction, impression, registration, temporisation and cementation will be presented utilising presentation of clinical cases and videos. Following the exercise an interactive discussion will allow the participants to fully understand and absorb the more delicate procedures like bonding to tooth structure.
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The Exceptional Hygienist / Therapist

10/10/2015, Sydney - Momentum Management

Discover how to transform your hygiene / therapy department into the heart of your practice. 
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Maximise Chair-Time Utilisation Masterclass

17/08/2015, Perth - 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.
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How Specialists do Implant Treatment

10/07/2015, Adelaide - Henry Schein Halas

Presented by: Dr David Roessler
Modern implant treatment is about the definitive restoration not the implant. But whether you do the surgery, the prosthodontics or both, if you want to get the best results, you need to understand all aspects of treatment. This course is designed to help you make implant treatment.
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Australian Dental Industry Association Website Overview —
             

   

News & Issues

 News and issues overview
 News for suppliers
 News for professionals
 News for laboratories
 Media releases
 DI Australia Magazine

ADIA An Introduction

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

  

Events

 Events overview
 Dental seminars
 Dental exhibitions
 ADIA Courses
 ADIA Committee meetings
 ADIA Branch meetings

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
 Application forms
 Benefits
 Discount card
 Code of Practice

Awards

 Awards overview
 Leadership award
 Marketing award
 Partnership Award
 Professional award

           

 

 

Book Sales

 Management and marketing
 General dentistry
 Orthodontics
 Dental nursing
 Basic guide series

Library

 Library overview
 ACCI Statistics
 DBA Resources
 AIHW & ARCPOH Reports

2014 Budget

 Budget overview
 Taxation
 Dental spending
 Trade promotion spending
 Medical research fund

 

Advocacy

 Advocacy overview
 Advocacy agenda
 Parliamentary meeting
 Business regulation
 Dental product regulation
 Policy submissions

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