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

Stakeholder Engagement — Health sector organisations

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has a strong tradition of building collaborative relationships with stakeholders across the entire healthcare sector, working together where there are shared interests. It's fair to say that of all the stakeholder in Australia's dental community ADIA enjoys the largest and most collaborative relationship with these health sector organisations.

The innovative approach to collaboration taken by ADIA reflects the direction of the ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy. This sees ADIA working with these health sector organisations to share data and information that will help achieve the vision within the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians. Some of the organisations that ADIA works with are listed below:

Key Health Insurance Organisations —

Private Healthcare Australia [EXT. LINK]
Health Insurance Restricted and Regional Membership Association of Australia (HIRRMA) [EXT. LINK]

Key Hospital & Healthcare Organisations —

Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (AHHA) [EXT. LINK]
Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) [EXT. LINK]
Australian Day Hospitals Association (ADHA) [EXT. LINK]
Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) [EXT. LINK]
Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) [EXT. LINK]
Australian Society for Special Care In Dentistry (ASSCID) [EXT. LINK]
Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) [EXT. LINL]

Key Consumer & Patient Organisations —

Consumers Health Forum [EXT. LINK]
Australian Patients Association [EXT. LINK]

It is not uncommon for ADIA to work with other business organisations plus parliamentary, departmental and health sector stakeholders to advance the interests of dental product manufacturers and suppliers. For a listing of these stakeholders, select a link from the list below:

Other Key Stakeholders —

Australian parliamentary stakeholders
Australian government departmental and agency stakeholders
Business and industry associations
Dental sector business and industry associations

ADIA's engagement with stakeholders is based upon the premise that all have an important and lasting contribution to make in helping dental businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.

The 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan sets a clear vision for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians. The ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy is part of our strategy to achieve this vision.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. The issues that ADIA staff progress progresses at a parliamentary and departmental level are identified by members serving on the ADIA National Committees. Updates are provided online at to members attending ADIA State Branch Briefings.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in ADIA's work at a parliamentary and departmental level to secure the policy reforms that support businesses in the dental industry, for updates 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.

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