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2023 Australian Dental Industry Award Finalists Announced

Posted by ADIA on 14 December 2022
2023 Australian Dental Industry Award Finalists Announced

The finalists of the Australian Dental Industry Awards have been announced, ahead of the ADIA Gala Awards Night that will crown the award winners at the MCEC in Melbourne on Friday 31 March 2023.

The awards are organised by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, and will be presented during ADX Melbourne, Australia’s premier dental event.

ADIA CEO Kym De Britt extended his congratulations to all the finalists, noting their outstanding achievements and significant contributions.

“The Australian Dental Industry Awards recognise the important and groundbreaking work our members do for the community,” Mr De Britt said.

“The finalists showcase the best examples of what’s being done across dentistry, in important areas such as service and support, education, sustainability and innovation.

“I congratulate all of the finalists for their dedication, hard work and achievements, and thank all those who nominated – the calibre of entries is truly outstanding.”

The finalists are:

  • Abano Healthcare
  • Cattani Australia Pty Ltd
  • Cinch Video Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Credabl
  • Dental Marketing Solutions
  • Dental Monitoring
  • EMS
  • Henry Schein
  • Ivoclar Vivadent
  • Piksters/Erskine Oral Care
  • Race Dental
  • SDI Limited
  • Southern Cross Dental
  • The OrthoED Institute
  • Dr Suelen Cella (SDI Limited)
  • Alison Joyce (Credabl)
  • Mark McDonald (Henry Schein)
  • Teresa Nguyen (Credabl)
  • Christopher Tapp (Henry Schein)

Registrations are now open for the ADIA Gala Awards Night and ADX Melbourne.

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ADIA State Branch Presidents 2023

Posted by ADIA on 16 November 2022
ADIA State Branch Presidents 2023

New South Wales Branch
President - Michael Fahey, Henry Schein


Queensland Branch
President - James Rosborough, A-dec Inc.
Vice President - Jason Savage, Medfin


Victorian Branch
President - Sam Thalassinos, XYZ Dental
Vice President - Angus Pryor, Dental Marketing Solutions


South Australian Branch
President - Stephen Plakotaris, Dr Mark's HyGenie


Western Australian Branch
President - Hayley Avery, Mocom Australia
Vice President - Wayne Young, West Coast Dental Depot


ADIA State Branches of the Australian Dental Industry Association play an important role in building local collaborative relationships. This networking leverages mutual skills, knowledge and experience so member businesses can grow, create jobs, and operate sustainably.

ADIA State Branches meet quarterly to socialise, network and learn.

The elected leadership for each state plays a vital role in collaborating with members and external stakeholders to initiate and sustain projects that support the dental industry.

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ADIA Board 2023

Posted by ADIA on 16 November 2022
ADIA Board 2023


  • Ryan Green, Willam Green

Vice President 

  • Jane Miller, Medical Dental Solutions NQ

Immediate Past President

  • Tanya McRae, Dental Installations


  • Craig Young, A-dec International
  • Samantha Cheetham, SDI Limited
  • Jason Roberts, Dental Concepts
  • Dr Alex Abrahams, Enzo Pty Ltd
  • James Squirrell, Modern Dental Pacific
  • Martin Weigold, Dentsply Sirona
  • Sam Thalassinos, XYZ Dental

Chief Executive Officer* 

  • Kym De Britt, ADIA National Office

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ADIA CEO Update: Federal Budget Update

Posted by ADIA on 27 October 2022
ADIA CEO Update: Federal Budget Update

Federal Budget Update

The Labor Government has handed down its first budget this week. There were no real surprises with many of the spending measures going towards election promises.

The Government introduced cost of living support measures including increases to paid parental leave and improvements to childcare affordability.

Aged Care reforms discussed in these updates previously were also funded. The relevant Bill passed the Senate yesterday. ADIA continues to advocate for improvements to oral health services in Residential Aged Care.

There was no extension of the Temporary Full Expensing provision. This measure is due to finish 30 June 2023.

ADIA will now begin work on a pre-budget submission for 2023-2024. Members are invited to provide comments or feedback for the submission here.


If you have any questions, or suggestions for ADX, please don't hesitate to contact me by email.

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CEO Update: Dental and Health Services figures now available

Posted by ADIA on 13 October 2022
CEO Update: Dental and Health Services figures now available


  2022 Australian Dental and Health Services figures now available

In the lead up to the Federal Government's first budget, there has been much media attention on inflation, skills shortages in healthcare, and the cost of doing business in Australia.

It is with this focus I am pleased to provide you with the latest Dental and Health Services in Australia Report, which uses key data to benchmark the provision of dental services in Australia against the wider health sector. 


Dental and Health Services in Australia Report 2022

Featuring data sourced from IBISWorld as well as the Dental Board of Australia and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, this report provides key statistics about dental and health services in Australia.

The 2022 edition shows:

  • Revenue in dental services up to $10.6 billion with a profit of 26.8%
  • Revenue in the wider health services sector of $197.8 billion with a profit of 10.9%
  • A slight fall in private health policy holders has constrained growth
  • A growth rate of 1.4% in dental services


Download Report

2022 Skills Priority List released

In the weeks since the Australian Jobs and Skills Summit, solutions to the skills and labour shortages including immigration and funding for training and education have been highlighted. Last week the National Skills Commission released the 2022 Skills Priority List, in which dental professionals and the wider health sector featured quite prominently. 

The report shows:

  • Overall, 286 occupations were listed as having national shortages, up from 153 in 2021
  • An increase in the national shortage in professional occupations from 19% in 2021 (1 in 5) to 39% (2 in 5) in 2022 (see page 10)
  • The increase in professional occupations shortage was largely driven by health professionals (see page 17)
  • Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Prosthetists, Dental Technicians and Dental Therapists were all added to the Skills Priority List in 2022
  • Dental Assistants were on the list in both 2021 and 2022

We will keep you up to date regarding any discussion on national skills shortages as it relates to the dental industry via these updates.

Download Skills Priority List


ADX Series Update

With two weeks to go, there are now more than 3,700 registrations for our first ADX event in Brisbane. We are expecting a great show and look forward to welcoming you all on the 27th of October. 

Looking ahead, I am pleased to report that exhibition booths for ADX Melbourne (30 March - 1 April 2023) are sold out. If you have missed out and would like to join the waiting list, you can do so here.

Please save the date for ADX Sydney 2024 - to be held at the  International Convention Centre Sydney, Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 March 2024.

If there is a topic you wish to see covered in these updates, or feedback you would like to provide, please don't hesitate to contact by email

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