ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

Association History — 90+ Years in the making


Over four days in late July 1925 the representatives of eleven companies met and agreed to form the Australian Dental Trade Association (ADTA), as the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) was then know. This meeting of representatives from manufacturers and suppliers resolved and accepted “that in order to promote the interest of the dental trade in Australia it is necessary to form an association of dental traders to stabilise the conditions of trade”. Ninety years later we celebrate the commitment of those individuals in addition to the people and businesses today that have ensured that ADIA continues to be the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of quality products and services to dental professionals.

Association History — The story so far

From an auspicious meeting of industry leaders in Melbourne during June 1925 through to the formation of the Australian Dental Trade Association (ADTA) and the establishment of the ADX Sydney series, read about the transformation of Australia's peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of quality dental products and services. [Read More]

Association History — Recognising past leadership

Today ADIA is recognised as the peak business organisation for the dental industry, acknowledged as an effective policy advocate, trade show convenor and source of advice and guidance for its members. Here we list the leaders including National Presidents, Life Members and Chief Executive Officers from 1925 through to the present day. [Read More]

Throughout 2015 a number of events and projects were undertaken to allow the dental industry to reflect on past accomplishments.

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