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

2014 Winner —
ADIA Wellsights Dental Industry Leadership Award

The 2014 ADIA Wellsites Dental Industry Leadership Award recognised corporate leadership embodied in the form of corporate accomplishments that reflects well on the dental industry, thus encourage other companies to strive for greater success. The award may cover activities that include, but are not limited to: innovative product development, domestic or overseas market development; pioneering marketing campaigns; commitment to ADIA; and environmental sustainability.

Winner — Cattani Australia
2014 ADIA Wellsites Dental Industry Leadership Award

Cattani Australia is the first organisation in the Australian dental industry to achieve accreditation to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems standard.

Cattani Australia’s level of commitment in achieving accreditation was recognised by the judging panel as agenda setting. Changing the way they operated to prevent pollution and protect the environment meant that all the staff had to be involved in the examination and review of every aspect of their business for the past eighteen months. The implementation of the new processes is ongoing to this day with ultimate plans for a carbon inventory and reporting system.

In implementing the new processes, an environmental committee of four team members from different areas of the business was established, and committee members completed accredited training on environmental systems. To raise opportunities for improvement, toolbox meetings were held on a weekly basis.

Recording and reporting systems were implemented to track consumption of resources on a quarterly basis. Progress was tracked against reduction objectives. As well as environmental benefits, the results from implementing these processes include improved communication, financial savings and identification of potential emergency situations.

Cattani Australia now runs an integrated business system with business operations reflecting requirements of not only ISO14001, but also the ISO9001 Quality Management System standard a view of incorporating the requirements of the ISO18001(AS 4801) Safety Management System standard.

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Finalist — Elite Fitout Solutions
2014 ADIA Wellsites Dental Industry Leadership Award


Elite Fitout Solutions’ development of their four-phase process of project consult, plan, design and construct has been invaluable in creating optimum practice environments for their clients. It is designed so that a dedicated specialist is there at every phase.

In the consult phase, a Client Service Manager ascertains the needs of the client and advises them of what is achievable within the parameters of the premises. The plan phase involves a Senior Manager consulting with the client to define the scope of works. In the design phase, the Specialist Design team will draw floor plans, elevations, services layouts, interior finishes and construction drawings. Finally, the construct phase is where the Project Manager is then assigned to oversee the construction of the client’s project and is in regular communication with the client.

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Individuals and companies within the Australian dental industry were encouraged to self-nominate for this award addressing questions that provided a clear demonstration of accomplishments against award criteria. The submissions were assessed by a panel of independent industry judges with the impartiality, expertise and experience to make a considered decision.

Be inspired about the stories behind the businesses and individuals who were recognised in the 2014 ADIA Westpac Health Dental Industry Awards which are set out in the awards review:

Download the awards review —

2014 ADIA Westpac Health Dental Industry Awards Review [PDF]

The awards program was made possible with the generous support of award sponsors Wellsites, Bite Magazine, Medfin Finance, MW Partners Chartered Accountants and major sponsor, Westpac Healthcare.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to the ADIA Dental Industry Awards, members contribute to the success of this awards program providing advice and guidance to staff in the national office by serving on the ADIA-ARC Awards & Recognition Committee.

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