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

ADIA Governance & Leadership


Since it was formed more than ninety years ago the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has grown and evolved to meet changing circumstances. The result is a dynamic organisation that is well-positioned to assist businesses across the dental industry to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably – something only possible as the direct result of an Association that is highly engaged with its members and has strong leadership.

The role of the ADIA Board is more than simply providing administrative and financial oversight, it is about setting a clear vision for Australia's dental industry, the businesses that supply products and services for dental professionals.

As a membership-based organisation established under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), within the provisions of the aforementioned legislation and ancillary documents including the Association's constitution, the ADIA Board is elected by, and accountable to, the Association’s membership. However, ADIA's strength rests not with contemporary governance arrangements but the high level of member across all levels of the Association's activities.

Individual projects and policy advocacy priorities are initiated by national committees, where employees from member businesses of all sizes review opportunities for ADIA to help the dental industry. From identifying the issues that ADIA takes to government through to development of standard contracts and the content of training programs, it is the national committees that provide a vital link between the association and its members.

The diverse nature of Australia's dental industry requires ADIA to be attune to what's happening within individual industry sectors. A network of special interest groups provide intense focus on discrete sectors (e.g. manufacturing, orthodontics, implants, software and the dental laboratory sector) where members can come together to share industry intelligence and strengthen individual professional networks.

ADIA's success is due to the leadership that exists at all levels, from the ADIA Board to the national committees and special interest groups - this leadership is entirely composed of employees of member businesses engaged with their Association. This engagement is a powerful tool that allows the skilled team in the ADIA national office deliver the services upon which the dental industry depends so much.

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results.

To keep up to date with ADIA's governance and leadership framework you can subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dental.industry. Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at national.office@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

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