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

Advocacy — External stakeholder engagement

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is recognised by stakeholders across industry associations, dental professional groups, the broader healthcare sector and government departments as the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of quality dental products. In this context ADIA must be able to assure confidence that it has the support of its members and is willing to constructively engage with stakeholders where the need arises or the opportunity exists to progress matters of shared interest. The ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy sets out the framework in which this will be achieved.

At all times, ADIA needs to be able to reinforce its capacity to fully represent the interests of its own members and the dental industry more broadly.

The 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan has a vision for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians. To do this, it is often necessary for ADIA to develop partnerships and share information, skills and experience with external stakeholders. These stakeholders are diverse and span most aspects of Australian society including:

The stakeholders that ADIA deals (in addition to parliamentary stakeholder) fall into four main groupings:

External Stakeholder Groups —

Australian government departments and agencies
Business and industry association
Dental community professions
Health sector industry associations and consumers groups

Successful relationships with ADIA’s external stakeholders require investment of time and other resources. The major return on this investment is the ability to deliver outcomes that support ADIA member businesses. Other benefits include a better understanding of emerging trends, more informed policy advocacy and the ability to collaborate on projects where there are shared outcomes.

The ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy provides the over-arching direction for ADIA’s interaction with Australian government departments and agencies, industry associations, dental professional groups and health sector organisations. It provides guidance on what these organisations can expect from ADIA in their dealings with us. A summary of the strategy can be downloaded via the following link:

ADIA Engagement Documentation —

ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

The ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy is reviewed periodically by the ADIA Board acting in concert with senior staff and amended as necessary in response to the changing commercial and regulatory environment to ensure that it continues to reflects priorities of ADIA members. Indicators of performance will be internally monitored to ensure that the ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy continues to assist ADIA in reaching its goals.

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 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 www.facebook.com/dental.industry. Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at policy@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

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