The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of products required to achieve optimal oral health outcomes.

ADIA — An introduction

Founded in 1925, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is the peak business organisation representing suppliers of products and services to dental professionals.

The ADIA membership ranges in size from the local operations of multi-billion dollar corporations through to small family-owned entities. They share common aspirations for the growth of their business, the creation of jobs and an industry that's sustained through the provision of quality products and services to dental professionals.

ADIA Mission —

ADIA represents member companies that supply products and services used in dentistry. Our purpose is to represent the interests of members for the benefit of the industry, the promotion of dentistry and to advance the oral health care of all Australians.

ADIA Vision —

ADIA provides industry members with programmes and services that significantly assist the way they do business including information on regulatory and oral health issues, the delivery of educational courses, exhibitions, conferences and industry statistics.

The high level of support and engagement that ADIA enjoys from the industry – member businesses supply more than 95% of the dental products supplies in Australia – provides it with the resources to deliver a comprehensive range of services that allow member businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably. The support from industry also places ADIA in a leadership position where parliamentary and departmental stakeholders look to ADIA as a source of authoritative advice and guidance on matters of policy.

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results in areas that are set out below:

Influencing The National Policy Debate —

ADIA Advocacy agenda
ADIA Parliamentary roundtable
ADIA Member policy consultation

Industry Research & Market Statistics —

Australian dental industry intelligence report
Australian dental products business conditions survey
Australian dental practice business conditions survey

Maximising Exhibition Opportunities —

ADX Sydney
ADIA Regional trade shows
IDS Cologne exhibition
IDEM Singapore exhibition

Industry Skills & Workforce Development —

ADIA-MEGT Group training partnership
ADIA-CSU Graduate certificate in small business management
ADIA Industry induction programmes
ADIA Regulatory compliance programmes

Business Development Tools —

ADIA Dental industry awards
ADIA Discount program

ADIA's greatest asset is its members, the businesses who allow their employees to volunteer and serve on the ADIA Board, national committees, state branches and special interest groups. This contribution, when coupled with the expertise and leadership provided by ADIA staff, is what has contributed to ADIA's long-term growth and acknowledge capacity to support not only its members, but the broader dental industry.

Key affiliations include the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AusChamber), the association of International Dental Manufacturers (IDM) plus the Australian Made Campaign in addition to the American Chamber of Commerce In Australia (AmCham) and the Australia China Business Council (ACBC).

To keep up to date with changes in this area you can subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

This information is available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of the ADIA logo, other images and where otherwise stated.

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Dental Industry News

  • ADIA To Meet New Small Business Minister

    16th Sep 16

    The Minister for Small Business, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, will join other politicians and senior departmental staff as the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) convenes its annual parliamentary round table in Canberra. More

  • ADIA Secures key reforms to medical device regulation

    15th Sep 16

    ADIA has secured major reforms to the medical device regulatory framework that will simplify domestic approval pathways for dental products through greater use of overseas assessment reports and provisional approvals. More