ADIA-DRC Dental Regulation Committee
The ADIA-DRC Dental Regulation Committee allows businesses within the dental industry the opportunity and contribute to the development of policy and standards for the supply of dental product. Its primary area of interest is the regulatory standards associated with the manufacture, importation, supply and servicing of the equipment and consumables used by dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals.
ADIA's objective in progressing policy reform is to that member businesses can supply dental product free from an unnecessary regulatory burden. The ADIA-DRC committee's responsibilities include:
ADIA-DRC Committee terms of reference
Review proposals for new / amended regulation associated with the manufacture, importation and supply
of dental products in Australia;
Coordinate ADIA's participation in, and contribution to, the development of Australian and international
Coordinate ADIA's participation in, and contribution to, the development of codes and guidelines published
by other stakeholders.
As ADIA is recognised by the Australian Government as the peak representative body for the dental industry, the ADIA-DRC committee coordinates a response to various government inquiries and policy discussion papers on matters affecting the regulation of dental products in Australia and internationally. At a departmental and parliamentary level, the ADIA-DRC has made representations on behalf of the dental industry on issues that include:
Dental industry regulatory projects
Senate Inquiry— Regulatory standards for approved medical devices * UPDATED *
Regulation — Australian New Zealand Therapeutic Products Agency
Productivity Commission Inquiry — Internet imports of dental product * UPDATED *
Harmonised Regulation — Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Industry Consultation — TGA Decision making processes
Industry Consultation — Medical devices regulatory framework * UPDATED *
Industry Consultation — Use of mercury in dental products
Code of Practice — Therapeutic goods advertising * UPDATED *
Code of Practice — Therapeutic goods promotion * UPDATED *
Standard — Ethyl oxide sterilisation
In order to ensure that technical standards and government policy relevant to the dental industry achieve their intended outcomes, reflect contemporary practice and do not place unnecessary burdens on companies, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is represented on a number of government committees and stakeholder working groups.
ADIA External representation
Membership of ADIA-DRC is open to any employee of an ADIA member company who is able to make a contribution to the work of the committee. The committee typically meets four times a year via teleconference and review the ADIA meeting schedule for a list of dates:
ADIA Meeting schedule
For an overview of the work of the ADIA-DRC committee follow ADIA on Twitter @AusDental. If you would like further information on the ADIA-DRC simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the ADIA national office on 1300 943 094 (internationally on +61 2 9319 5631).