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ADX Brisbane, 27-29 October 2022, is open for registrations

Posted by ADIA on 31 March 2022
ADX Brisbane, 27-29 October 2022, is open for registrations


Australia’s premier dental event is heading to Queensland! 

The ADIA’s flagship event, ADX will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 October.

With more than 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, ADX Brisbane will feature the very best in technology, innovation and services the Australian dental industry has to offer.
The event is free for visitors and packed with opportunities, including business-focused Learning Lab sessions and a complimentary childcare service. 

Alongside ADX Brisbane, ADA Queensland will convene an expert CPD program. Stay tuned for speaker and session announcements in the coming months. 

For further details, visit  

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ADIA CEO Update - ADX Sydney 2022

Posted by ADIA on 24 January 2022
ADIA CEO Update - ADX Sydney 2022


ADX Sydney 2022


The Australian Dental Industry Association wishes to advise members and exhibitors that the upcoming ADX Sydney 2022 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) at this point in time is still planning to proceed on 17-19 March 2022.


At this stage, the NSW Government does not envisage implementing restrictions to prevent large events from proceeding. The current medical advice from NSW Health indicates that we've reached peak infection rates and should see case numbers dropping over the next few weeks.


The ADIA will implement the same robust COVID-safe strategy we had at ADX Sydney 2020 and ADX Melbourne 2021, including the use of face masks, sanitisation stations, and controlled entry and exit points.


There are currently 180 exhibitors confirmed, with a waitlist of 56 organisations wanting to exhibit at ADX and only 24 booths remaining for sale.


Delegate confidence in the community remains high. At the end of this week in 2018, we had 1406 registrations. In 2020 we had 1605 registrations. And as of today, we have 2720, almost double the registrations for the same time in 2018.

Over the next three weeks, we will monitor the situation closely and continue to update members and exhibitors on a weekly basis to advise of any changes leading up to the event.




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ADIA CEO Update - Advocacy update and business grants

Posted by ADIA on 1 October 2021
ADIA CEO Update - Advocacy update and business grants

As part of our regular stakeholder engagement this month I met with the following associations to catch up on their activities and to discuss upcoming events, such as the Refresh Masterclass Workshop on Tuesday 9 November 2021 and ADX Sydney 17-19 March 2022.

  • Nick Williams (Chair) and Mel Pitto - NZDIG (NZ Dental Industry Group - part of MTANZ)
  • Bill Suen (CEO) - Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia
  • Di Woolcock (Executive Officer) - Australian Dental Prosthetists Association (ADPA)
  • Kerstin Baas (CEO) & Miranda Shoppee - Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO)
  • David Hallett (CEO) - Australian Dental Association Western Australia Branch (ADAWA)
  • Lisa Rusten (CEO) and Madonna McManus - Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch (ADAQ)

On behalf of ADIA I also participated in group online discussions with:

  • Hon. Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • Jeremy Ungar - Israeli Trade Association
  • Mike Freelander MP (Chair) - Parliamentary Friends of Dentistry

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australia (EEAA), of which ADIA is a member, held its AGM this month. At this meeting I was appointed a Director. I attended the subsequent EEAA Board meeting.

I will continue to update you on the advocacy work ADIA undertakes on behalf of its members' interests.

Employers to receive wage subsidies

In other news, the Federal Government has pledged to pay half the wages of 100,000 apprentices for the next 12 months.

As part of a $1.2 billion commitment to upskill and reskill Australians into jobs, the Government will pay 50% of the wages of 100,000 new apprentices and trainees in their first year.

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy (BAC) is a 50% wage subsidy that is available to all Australian local business.

The BAC wage subsidy can apply to new apprentices and trainees signed up before (today) 30 September 2021.

The BAC wage subsidy is capped at $7,000 per quarter ($28,000 for the year) and is available until the 100,000 limit is reached.

“ Apprenticeships are an important pathway to get young people into jobs and to ensure there is a skills pipeline to meet the future needs of employers,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison, announcing the package.

To be eligible for payments under the Program, your employee must be:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a foreign national with permanent residency status; or
  • a New Zealand passport holder who has resided in Australia for at least six months

Other Financial Incentives

As well as the $28000 wage subsidy the State and Federal Governments provide a number of incentives to trainees and employers.

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Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Refresh webinar: 5 ways to wellbeing

Posted by ADIA on 20 September 2021
Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Refresh webinar: 5 ways to wellbeing

Join special guest host Doris Sant from the Royal Melbourne Hospital at the September Refresh Webinar next Tuesday 21 September at 10:00 AM (AEST).


Click here to register

Key takeaways from Doris's 5 Ways To Wellbeing: Make Them Yours Australia!, session will include:
•    Discover how to use the website to achieve personal and collective staff wellbeing.
•    Doris will provide an understanding of the 5 Ways To Wellbeing framework, background and key messages. 
•    Suggestions on what companies can do to help maintain and improve the wellbeing of their employees.
•    Practical examples of how the 5 Ways framework is being used by The Royal Melbourne Hospital and other Australian organisations to support the wellbeing of staff and communities within and beyond COVID-19 and how these ideas could be applied.
•    An opportunity for questions to be answered and a list of resources made available.


About The Presenter
Doris Sant has worked in a Mental Health Promotion role with the Royal Melbourne Hospital, full time for past 12 years. Doris has a degree qualification in Youth and Community Development, and a post graduate degree in Health Promotion/ Public Health.  
One of her current projects with the Royal Melbourne Hospital is the ‘Five Ways To Wellbeing Australia’ initiative that grew out of a local Melbourne project with diverse communities in 2012 that has since grown to embrace an Australia-wide participation involving hundreds of community members, professionals, organisations and communities. 

Event:                             Refresh Webinar Series
Presentation Topic:       5 Ways To Wellbeing: Make Them Yours Australia!
Start Time:                     10:00 AM (AEST)
Date:                              Tuesday 21st September 2021
Venue:                           Online
Phone Enquiries:          1300 943 094
Email Enquiries: 


The Refresh Webinar Series will help you give new strength and energy to your business, through and post COVID-19. Join us for the next instalment in the Refresh Webinar!

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Join us at the Women in Dentistry Forum

Posted by ADIA on 15 September 2021
Join us at the Women in Dentistry Forum

Join us at the

Women in Dentistry Forum

Click here to register


ADIA invites you to join us for the September Women in Dentistry Forum, held this Friday at 11:00 AM (AEST), and hosted via Zoom.

This month we are joined by two guest panelists with diverse senior business leadership experience who will provide their insights, experiences and advice on the industry and business of dentistry.

ADIA invites members to forward any questions they have for our two guest panelists, Samantha and Louise, to this email for inclusion in the agenda.

Samantha Cheetham

Samantha Cheetham

Managing Director / CEO SDI Limited, ADIA Director

Samantha is closing on 30 years' experience within the dental industry at SDI Limited, Australia’ s largest dental manufacturer.

Samantha's key strengths are in the exporting and marketing of dental materials to more than 100 countries.


Louise McCann                                            

Louise McCann

National Head of Health and Aged Care for Westpac, ADRF Chair

Louise McCann is the National Head of Health and Aged Care for Westpac commercial banking. Louise is a financial services executive with more than 24 years banking and finance experience at Australia’s largest banks.

Louise holds a Bachelor of Business Degree and has served on several not for profit boards and committees. Currently, she is the ADRF President and Board Chair, as well as Chair, Grants committee of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter.



Women In Dentistry Forum

Date:  Friday 17 September 2021

Start Time:   11:00 AM (AEST)

Format: Online (Zoom)

Phone enquiries:  1300 943 094

Register online:Click here to register to attend to event


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