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ADIA Announces New Partnership With Thryv

Posted by ADIA on 19 September 2022
ADIA Announces New Partnership With Thryv


Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with end-to-end business management software, Thryv.

Thryv understands that running a business can take over one's life. Through this partnership, ADIA members will be able to put their customers at the centre of their business, while getting time back for themselves.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with ADIA," said the Head of Thryv Australia, Elise Balsillie.

"Thryv is committed to empowering and supporting small-to-medium sized businesses. We know it’s been a challenging time for dental businesses and one of the biggest struggles is staying organised and communicating with customers and patients. Our software is designed to help dental practices manage and grow their business by minimising no-shows and manual processes.”

ADIA CEO Kym De Britt welcomes the new collaboration, "The partnership with Thryv provides our members and their clients with access to some of the most comprehensive marketing automation and management software available in the market today. We look forward to working with Thryv as we support our members and continue to encourage industry best-practice through valuable partnerships." Mr De Britt said.

Thryv experts will be available at ADX Brisbane from 27 - 29 October 2022 for members and dental professionals.



For more information on this partnership, please contact ADIA Head Office on 1300 943 094
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CEO Update: Have your say on the Unique Device Identifier Regulatory Framework

Posted by ADIA on 15 September 2022
CEO Update: Have your say on the Unique Device Identifier Regulatory Framework

                                              Unique Device Identifier Regulatory Framework

As the TGA continues to build the framework for regulation around Unique Device Identifiers, it is calling for member feedback on the latest consultation paper. 

Please go to the TGA Consultation Hub by Tuesday 11 October to provide your feedback. 


Your input requested

This is your opportunity to ensure your input is taken into account to maintain manageable regulatory compliance requirements for your business. 

You can view the Unique Device Identifier (UDI) Consultation 3 here. I would like to draw your attention to a few sections of the paper:

Page 19: The scope of devices required to comply
Page 20: Suggested exemptions from scope
Page 30: Questions open for consultation

Read Consultation Paper

This third consultation relates to the details of the proposed regulatory framework. 

The TGA is seeking feedback on:

  • the impact of accepting both European and USA-compliant labels
  • acceleration of delivered benefits through a phased implementation approach
  • scope and exemptions in applying the UDI
  • providing and maintaining data over the full life of the device
  • UDI-related fees and charges
  • UDI labelling and supporting documentation
  • any potential regulatory burden
  • adoption and use in the broader healthcare setting

There are 11 questions in total. Respondents are free to answer any or all questions that apply to them.

Answer Questions Online

ADX Brisbane Registration Update

Registrations for ADX Brisbane stand at just over 2,200 with six weeks until the show.

At 30% of target, registrations  are on track to exceed the benchmark set for the event.

The exhibition and associated ancillary events provide a fantastic opportunity to network with your clients in Queensland. Why not host them at one of the breakfasts before escorting them to your stand?

As a valued member of ADIA, I encourage you to invite your networks to experience Australia’s premier dental event. You can access useful marketing assets here.


We will continue to provide you with the opportunity to provide feedback for regulatory and legislative matters relevant to your business as they become available.

If there are any further matters you would like to raise, you can do so by email.

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CEO Update: Australian Jobs and Skills Summit

Posted by ADIA on 8 September 2022
CEO Update: Australian Jobs and Skills Summit

Jobs and Skills Summit Outcomes

The Federal Government's  Jobs and Skills Summit has come to a close with more than 30 immediate initiatives in place, and a white paper recommending further measures to come.

ADIA participated in several roundtables with MPs and other stakeholders in the lead-up to the Summit, to ensure members’ interests and concerns were effectively represented at the event.

The Summit addressed labour shortages, the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the job market, and pathways to broaden the skillset of those entering the workforce, while maintaining the Labor Government's commitment to ‘full employment, productivity growth, and equal opportunities for women’.


Thirty-six initiatives are in motion following the Summit last week including:

  • An increase in the permanent Migration Program ceiling to 195,000 in 2022-23 to help ease widespread, critical workforce shortages;
  • Extending visas and relaxing work restrictions on international students to strengthen the pipeline of skilled labour, and providing additional funding to resolve the visa backlog;
  • An additional $1 billion in joint Federal-State funding for fee-free TAFE in 2023 and accelerated delivery of 465,000 fee-free TAFE places; and
  • A one-off income credit so that Age Pensioners who want to work can earn an additional $4,000 over this financial year without losing any of their pension.

You can read the outcome of the Jobs and Skills Summit, including immediate actions and areas for further work here.


ADX Brisbane Update

There are now more than 2,000 registrations for our first ADX event in Brisbane.

If you are planning to host your clients while you are in Queensland, consider the ADX Opening Breakfast. Our keynote speaker, Gus Balbontin, an alternative futurist, investor and adventurer is sure to inject enthusiasm and adrenaline into the audience before they hit the exhibition floor. Register for tickets and table discounts here.

I encourage you to invite your Queensland contacts (use our script and collateral here) to experience your brand in the ADX environment and see all you have to offer.

If you would like to get in contact about the Jobs and Skills Summit or other advocacy matters, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email.

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CEO Update: ADIA Advocacy Update

Posted by ADIA on 1 September 2022
CEO Update: ADIA Advocacy Update

It has been a busy few weeks on the advocacy front including a General Council meeting, virtual roundtables, and face-to-face meetings with Federal Ministers.

Meetings with Federal Ministers

ADIA had the opportunity to meet one on one with several Ministers in the new Labor Government at an ALP forum in Sydney last week.

Topics for discussion included an introduction to ADIA, the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, aged care reform, and the Australian Jobs and Skills Summit.

We also had the opportunity to share the concerns of our members as reported in the latest ADIA Member Survey including supply chain issues, labour shortages, staff recruitment and retention, and the ongoing business impacts of COVID-19.

We had productive one on one meetings with:

Minister for Health and Aged Care - the Hon Mark Butler MP
Minister for Aged Care - the Hon Anika Wells MP
Minister for Small Business - the Hon Julie Collins MP
Minister for Social Services - the Hon Amanda Rishworth MP
Minister for Indigenous Australians - the Hon Linda Burney MP
Minister for Early Childhood Education and Youth - the Hon Dr Anne Aly MP
Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health - Senator the Hon Malarndirri McCarthy

Meetings were overwhelmingly positive, with MPs receptive to the work of ADIA and open to ongoing collaboration as we work towards our advocacy goals.

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI)

ADIA attended the ACCI General Council meeting in Canberra last week. Along with some internal matters, the main focus was industry feedback and concerns in the lead-up to today's Australian Jobs and Skills Summit. Key solutions to ADIA member concerns were discussed, including immigration (both permanent and temporary), apprenticeship funding, and expansion of vocational training.

Minister for Skills and Training, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP was in attendance to receive feedback and share the Government’s hopes for the summit.

ADIA also attended the ACCI Small Business Roundtable with Minister for Small Business, the Hon Julie Collins MP. While the content was similar, the small business perspective provided alternative viewpoints and solutions including HECS relief, technology investment, and rental/housing alternatives.


ADX Brisbane Registration Update

With eight weeks to go until ADX Brisbane, there are currently more than 1,800 registrations for the first-time event. At 26% of target, registrations are slightly higher than the eight-week mark for ADX Sydney, and on track to reach the benchmark set for the first Brisbane event.

The exhibition promises to showcase the latest in dental technology, equipment, and service to a new audience of dental professionals who may not have experienced ADX previously.

As a valued member of ADIA, I encourage you to invite your networks to experience Australia’s premier dental event. You can access useful marketing assets here.

ADX Melbourne Exhibitor Update

Following the recent exhibitor ballot, I am pleased to announce ADX Melbourne booths have sold out. If you missed out and would like to join the waitlist, you can do so here.

The city will be full of excitement that weekend, with the event coinciding with the F1 Grand Prix. If you are interested in attending or hosting your key clients at the race on Sunday, you can register for tickets here.


We look forward to continued collaboration both with Government and external stakeholders. If you have an issue you would like to raise on behalf of the membership, please do so via email.

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CEO Update: URGENT - ADX Melbourne Accommodation

Posted by ADIA on 18 August 2022
CEO Update: URGENT - ADX Melbourne Accommodation

ADX Melbourne to Coincide with F1

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2023 dates were announced this week and will coincide with ADX Melbourne.

ADX Melbourne dates have been set for quite some time with the event locked in for 30 March - 1 April 2023.

While this is great news for attracting visitors to Melbourne, it does mean accommodation will likely sell out.

I encourage you to book your accommodation for ADX ASAP.

If you would like further information, please don't hesitate to contact me via email.

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