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 President's Award

This award recognises corporate or individual accomplishments that set the winner apart from their contemporaries. Nominations are not open for this category, with eligible nominees being the winner of either the leadership, marketing, partnership or professional categories.

The winner of the ADIA President’s Award epitomises dental industry excellence and has earned a distinct place amongst their peers.


Winner — Troll Dental
2014 ADIA President's Award

TrollDental’s work with the EcoAct campaign was vital in the partnership between dentists and the dental industry to recycle materials that would be otherwise discarded and to redistribute still usable dental instruments to be used for provisional dental care.

The EcoAct campaign runs every year for two months and allows dental professionals in Australia to trade in their old or used instruments for a 30 per cent discount on replacement LM Instruments. The used instruments were gathered at the TrollDental headquarters in Wollongbar, New South Wales, where they were split into three groups:

Recycling —
Instruments were sent to the local recycling plant so the materials could be saved from contributing to landfill.

Still Useable Instruments —
These were offered to local technicians and artisans, college and community art projects for a nominal donation. These donations were then forwarded to TrollDental’s chosen charity, Operation Cleft, a Rotary Club funded project where life-changing cleft palate restoration operations are performed in Bangladesh.

Dental Use —
Instruments here are still useable and sent to developing countries and by dentists that travel into remote areas of Australia to provide much needed dental treatment to those with less access. All instruments here are provided for free.

As well as presenting both the dental profession and the dental industry as being environmentally aware and socially responsible, this partnership further impressed the judges by being financially beneficial for both the dental professionals, in that they received a discount on new instruments upon donating used ones, and also the dental industry, who were able to sell them new products. This award recognises the ingenuity of this initiative in combining sustainability and profitability into one action whilst at the same time strengthening the symbiotic relationship between the dental profession and the dental industry.

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Individuals and companies within the Australian dental industry were encouraged to self-nominate for the leadership, marketing, partnership or professional categories and the entry that received the largest score from a panel of independent industry judges received this award.

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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