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ADIA announces strategic partnership with Business Australia

Posted by ADIA on 26 November 2020
ADIA announces strategic partnership with Business Australia
ADIA announces strategic partnership with Business Australia


The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Business Australia.

Formerly NSW Business Chamber, Business Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the growth of businesses, no matter the size, throughout Australia. Over its 195 years of operating, Business Australia has grown to provide an assortment of services such as legal, recruitment, policy and advocacy and apprenticeship services to its members.

ADIA Chief Executive Officer Kym De Britt said the partnership was conceived as a way to provide more varied business support to members. "This has been a challenging year for many businesses and this collaboration with Business Australia has come at an ideal time. Business Australia's strength is providing advice and solutions for businesses, and this partnership offers even more support to our members," Mr De Britt said.

This partnership between Business Australia and ADIA includes free membership of Business Australia for ADIA members. ADIA members will have access to free resources including helplines for immediate troubleshooting and resources for business growth.

"This partnership comes at a time when businesses across the country have experienced a year of great change, and we're here to provide some of the support, resources and tools businesses need to help them through the ongoing changes they'll face" said Richard Spencer, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Business Australia.

Business Australia will provide tips and advice via ADIA's monthly member newsletter. Members and dental professionals can meet with Business Australia advisors at ADX Melbourne and ADX Online (May 2021), ADIA's Refresh Conference (November 2021) and at ADX Sydney in March 2022.


ENDS.


For more information on the ADIA / Business Australia partnership, please contact ADIA Head Office on 1300 943 094.

ADIA Media Team
Australian Dental Industry Association
E: media@adia.org.au

ADIA Background Information
Founded in 1925, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is the peak body representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products. ADIA is a strong advocate for policy reforms that allow member businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably. ADIA's vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.
For further information on ADIA visit the website at:
adia.org.au
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Learning Labs vs. CPD: Which Training Session is Best for You?

Posted by ADIA on 26 November 2020
Learning Labs vs. CPD: Which Training Session is Best for You?

Learning Labs vs. CPD: Which Training Session is Best for You?

It is a requirement of the Dental Board of Australia that registered oral health professionals maintain a high- level of training and education even after completing their studies. There are many different training sessions available which allow you to meet these requirements. At ADX Melbourne in 2021, there will be both Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions and "non-scientific" Learning Labs. Learn more about the differences between the two and prepare to register once session programs are confirmed.

An Overview of CPD

The Dental Board of Australia expects all registered dental professionals to maintain their industry knowledge through further training opportunities. There is a requirement for 60 hours of training to be completed each 3-year cycle. A minimum of 80% (48 hours) should be scientific training, while the remaining 20% (12 hours) may be "non-scientific" topics to help you manage your business. Training sessions are not required to be within your usual practice area to count toward your allocated CPD hours.

ADX Melbourne scientific CPD sessions will be curated by the ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development. There will be fees associated with these sessions, which are decided upon by the ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development. Further details will be shared via the website adx.melbourne as they become available.

Explaining Learning Labs

Learning Labs are "non-scientific" training sessions, primarily focused on practice management and growing your dental business.  Presented by industry experts in their field, Learning Labs offer free opportunities to improve how you run your practice. According to The Dental Board of Australia's Continuing Professional Development Guidelines, these activities can be an appropriate way to gain up to 12 hours of your 3-year training. Registrations for Learning Labs will be made available on the website - adx.melbourne - once session details are confirmed.

Quick Summary: Learning Labs vs. CPD

 CPDLearning Labs
Curated by ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development ADIA
Cost Fees involved, decided by training organisation Free
Training type Scientific (counting towards 48hr minimum) Non-scientific (counted towards 12hr optional)
Training focus Dental industry clinical techniques and advancements Dental practice success

Which session is right for you?

Choosing between scientific CPD sessions and non-scientific Learning Labs is ultimately a personal decision. It will depend on your personal interests, as well as whether you just want to learn, or if you want to gain points for your 3-year CPD cycle. In order to assist you with achieving your full 60-hour allocation, ADX Melbourne will host a wide range of training opportunities that cater to all dental industry experts both in scientific and practice management fields.

What kind of sessions are available?

If you are interested in knowing more about the kinds of sessions that ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development typically facilitate, we recommend visiting their website. Browse their CPD Program Guide for a preview of the different sessions available. Please note, these should be taken as examples only and are not guaranteed to appear at ADX Melbourne.

Learning Lab sessions are designed around the industry expert who will be leading the seminar and how their knowledge can assist your practice. Previous topics have patient retention, improving customer service, product demonstrations and more. The upcoming program for both Learning Labs and clinical CPD at ADX Melbourne is still to be confirmed.

A commitment to learning and advancement at ADX Melbourne

ADIA is committed to providing every opportunity to attendees for furthering their career, improving their practice and meeting their required training hours. To stay up to date, subscribe for event updates from ADX Melbourne or follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn. Save the date: ADX Melbourne will be hosted from 6-8 May 2021.

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2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards Nominees

Posted by ADIA on 15 October 2020
2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards Nominees
2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards Nominees

Applications for the 2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards have now closed. This event recognises the dental product manufacturers and suppliers that have empowered oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.

Convened by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the nation's peak body representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, these Awards acknowledge excellence in the provision of quality products and services that support the work of dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals.

The categories in the 2021 ADIA Dental Industry Awards afford the opportunity to promote businesses and individuals across various fields of activity in which businesses are engaged.  Categories recognising business excellence in; Sustainability Program, Community Service, Educational Initiative, Innovation, Marketing and Oral Health Partnership. Categories recognising individuals within the dental industry in; Service and Support and Outstanding Achiever.

We are pleased to announce that we have received nominations from the following businesses; AngusPryor.com, AORTA Australia, Curaprox, Dentalife, Dentsply Sirona, Envista, Henry Schein, Henry Schein One, Ivoclar Vivadent, Medfin, Modern Dental Pacific, SDI Limited and TePe Australia.

The finalists will be announced on 10 December 2020. The winners will be announced at the 2021 Australian Dental Industry Awards Dinner on Friday 7 May 2021 held in conjunction with the ADX Melbourne, preceding ADX Sydney in 2022.

For further information on the Awards visit the website at adia.org.au.

ENDS.


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ADIA Background Information
Founded in 1925, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is the peak body representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products. ADIA is a strong advocate for policy reforms that allow member businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably. ADIA's vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians. 
For further information on ADIA visit the website at:
adia.org.au
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6 Innovations in the Dental Industry

Posted by ADIA on 15 October 2020
6 Innovations in the Dental Industry
6 Innovations in the Dental Industry

When you look at the history of the dental industry, it is easy to see how far we have come. From our first dental casts to the introduction of fluoride in toothpaste, so much has already been achieved. With each innovation we have strived to make the work of the dental professional's smoother, but also, to make the patient experience more comfortable. The everlasting question is; where are we headed next? We have compiled 6 emerging and existing innovations that are changing the dental industry for the better.

1. Digital impressions
Digital impressions allow for an accurate, infinite image of a patient to be kept on file. They can be used for comparison as well, either in before or after work or during different stages of dental work. Many dental practices have embraced the digital revolution, while others struggle with the cost of equipment and training. In years to come, mainstream access to these technologies will only improve.

2. 3D Printing
3D printing is allowing dental and medical industries to create moulds, devices, and treatment options faster and more affordably than ever before. The accuracy of these machines helps with complex shapes and porous structures. We can see a better fit for patients leading to more comfortable devices that they will be more likely to use.

3. Invisible aligners
Invisible aligners are not a brand new technology though their popularity has soared in recent years, thanks in part to 3D printing. With the proper expert advice, patients can expect aesthetic improvements and moderate adjustments for common issues such as overbites, overcrowding and rotations. Many reputable brands offer these products through dental practices which allows for the necessary expert advice and provides patients with appropriate care throughout their procedure.

4. Laser technology
Laser dentistry has such a wide range of applications that it is hard to imagine it not becoming an industry standard in years to come. Everything from teeth whitening to removing tooth decay, reshaping gums, and removing bacteria during root canals can be done through laser technology. The benefits of laser dentistry apply to both practitioners and patients. Dentists can perform smoother procedures while patients experience less discomfort and can expect shorter healing times. Lasers have the added benefit of sterilising the gums which lowers risk for infection.

5. Medicated chewing gum
Researchers around the world are considering the potential of chewing gum for drug delivery in medical and dental products. In the UK, a study used a chewing robot to assess the efficacy of medicated gum in comparison to human consumption. In both the human and robot trials, the gum released similar amounts of drugs. Using robots has exciting potential as it allows for safer drug testing, avoiding side effects to human patients, and at a lower cost. While human trials will still be important for testing safety, efficacy can be trialled using robots to avoid unnecessary exposure to drugs for people.

6. Robo-dentistry
Robotics are not just making their mark in dental research. Robo-dentistry and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) is being considered for procedures. As with all AI, it is limited in the fact that it cannot react to a situation for which it has not been programmed. However, in the case of minimally invasive or routine procedures, there is great potential. Practices such as cleaning, basic fillings and cap applications could one day be the job of a robo-dentist. This field has only been growing in the last two or so years, but we are excited to find out where it will take us next.

Find all the latest innovative technology at ADX Melbourne

New technologies and advancements are happening all the time. At ADX Melbourne you can connect with industry leaders through exhibits, expert talks and learning sessions. We will have many of the latest innovations in dentistry. Follow our blog for more information as event details are confirmed and save the date. ADX Melbourne will be held at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre from 6-8 May 2021.

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Update - Victorian Restrictions

Posted by ADIA on 5 August 2020
Update - Victorian Restrictions
Following on from Monday's announcements that Melbourne will move to Stage 4 restrictions and regional Victoria will be on Stage 3 restrictions, the Victorian Government has released a Guide for business stage 4 restrictions which can be downloaded here.

Under Stage 4 'Stay at Home' Restrictions the default is that workplaces in metropolitan Melbourne are closed unless the workplace is part of a permitted industry as set out in the Guide.

All Victorians are required to work from home, except where this is not practicable.

Sole operators can continue to operate, if they do not have contact with the public, or with people other than those persons living in their primary household.

Following advice from the Dental Board of Australia Level 3 dental restrictions for Metropolitan Melbourne will come into place from Friday 7 August.

For our members based in Victoria the following would also apply:
  • Any ancillary business (including IT) involved in the production, supply, manufacture, repair, maintenance, cleaning, security, wholesale, distribution, transportation or sale of equipment, goods or services necessary for the operations of a permitted work site or for closed work sites where there are safety or environmental obligations.
  • The following industries are, in addition to the Universal obligations are required to have a High Risk COVID Safe Plan with enhanced obligations:
    • Warehousing
    • Distribution centres
  • A 33 per cent reduction of warehouse and distribution related staff compared to peak capacity.


ENDS.

Currency Of Information & Disclaimer
This update was issued on 5 August 2020 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations. The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here.

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