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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Dental Industry News

  • Dental Products Sales Up But Prices Down Says Survey

    6th Feb 18

    The latest assessment of business sentiment amongst dental product suppliers suggests that sales volumes increased in the second quarter of FY2017-18; however, there was sentiment of a decline in selling prices. More

  • Senate Set To Pass Medical Device Reforms

    3rd Feb 18

    A senate committee has recommended passage of legislation that will cut the the red tape associated with introducing new dental products to the Australian market. It's a legislative reform that ADIA has long argued for. More

  • Patient Implant Cards - A 19th Century Reform

    1st Feb 18

    Thanks to ADIA's advocacy, the dental industry looks set to escape a proposed TGA reform that would require patient information 'cards' to be provided to patients, a reform that ignores advances in electronic patient records. More

  • ADIA's Policy Advocacy Delivers New Approval Pathway

    30th Jan 18

    More expedient Australian market approval for new dental products is what legislative reforms before the parliament will achieve, something made possible as a result of ADIA's policy advocacy over a number of years. More

  • Research To Determine Dental Product Market Growth

    29th Jan 18

    A new edition of the Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report has been commissioned by ADIA, research that will provide the industry with the most authoritative assessment of the Australian dental products market. More

  • TPP Agreement Supports Medical Devices Trade

    25th Jan 18

    For the dental industry, and medical devices sector more broadly, the TPP Free Trade Agreement will improve the information available to importers and exporters and reduce unnecessary delays in approvals, improving standard-setting. More

  • TGA Reforms Deal Effectively With Illegal Supply

    24th Jan 18

    Proposed legislative amendments that provide the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) with stronger compliance and enforcement powers and graduated penalties for non-compliant behaviours has been endorsed by the dental industry. More

  • Dental Product Geospatial Market Analysis Launch

    9th Jan 18

    Dental product manufacturers and suppliers will gain new insights into the changing nature of the market thanks to ADIA’s pioneering geospatial mapping tool to be launched at the ADX18 Sydney dental exhibition. More

  • New Code Protects Professional Independence

    5th Jan 18

    Ensuring that decisions taken by dental professionals on patient diagnostic and treatment options are independent of undue influence by product suppliers is what underpins the industry's new code of practice. More

  • 2018 Priorities — Members making a difference

    1st Jan 18

    More market data, activities to drive sales, industry training and cutting red-tape are the projects that will be delivered in 2018, outcomes all made possible thanks to an engaged membership. More

  • Senate To Review Dental Industry Red Tape

    28th Dec 17

    ADIA has been invited to provide advice to the Senate’s select committee on red tape which is reviewing how the health sector is disadvantaged by regulations that are burdensome, complex, redundant or duplicated across jurisdictions. More

  • Dental Industry Welcomes New Jobs & Innovation Ministers

    20th Dec 17

    The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has welcomed the new Ministerial line-up that focusses on the creation of jobs and innovation by small businesses. More

  • 3D Printed Products - Industry Leads Regulatory Reform

    11th Dec 17

    The dental industry is leading the charge in development of new regulatory standards for 3D printed medical devices with the aim of allowing the sector to adopt this pioneering new technology as it evolves. More

  • ADIA Members To Get Geospatial Market Data

    8th Dec 17

    The dental industry will next year have access to the latest geospatial tools to analyse the market for dental products thanks to a major investment in member services by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). More

  • Number Of Dentists In Australia Climbs 3% to 16,732

    5th Dec 17

    The latest edition of the Australian Dental Workforce In Numbers Report shows the growth in the number of registered dentists to June 2017 was 2.9%, a rate slightly slower than the growth over the overall workforce. More

  • ADIA Members Invited To Participate In Code Admin.

    1st Dec 17

    ADIA member business are have the opportunity to strengthen the reputation of the dental industry as an ethical supplier of products by becoming involved in the committees that reviews the ADIA Code of Practice. More

  • ADSO's Formation To Provide Sector Leadership

    30th Nov 17

    As the transformation of dental practice ownership continues apace, the formation of an Association of Dental Support Organisations (ADSO) local chapter provides the sector with direction and a focus point for stakeholder engagement. More

  • Industry Gears Up For New Code Of Practice

    29th Nov 17

    The dental industry is preparing for a new edition of the ADIA Code Of Practice that seeks to ensure the dental industry's promotional activities do not inappropriately a healthcare professional's decision on patient treatment planning More

  • Goverment To Pay Its Small Business Bills Faster

    24th Nov 17

    Responding to advocacy by ADIA and other industry associations, the Australian Government has announced that for contracts worth up to $1 million it will pay invoices within twenty days, significantly improving small business cashflow. More

  • ADIA Briefs Prime Minister On Small Business Issues

    22nd Nov 17

    The important role that member businesses play in determining policy reform priorities comes to the fore as ADIA briefs the Prime Minister in parliament house on the issues important to small businesses in the sector. More

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