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ADIA congratulates Senators of the Inquiry into the Provision of and Access to Dental Services in Australia

Posted by ADIA on 1 December 2023
ADIA congratulates Senators of the Inquiry into the Provision of and Access to Dental Services in Australia

We asked them and they listened!
 
During the consultation period for the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into Dental Services in Australia, an alliance of 14 peak oral health organisations initiated by ADIA sent an Open Letter to Senate Committee Chair, Senator Jordon Steele-John, urging the Committee to make a recommendation for the Appointment of a Commonwealth Chief Oral Health Officer. The Commonwealth Chief Oral Health Officer’s role would be to drive a coordinated national approach to Australia’s Oral Health via a new roadmap for the provision of and access to Dental Services. ADIA is pleased to report this request has been heard and the appointment of a Chief Dental and Oral Health Officer appears in Recommendations 4 and 33 in the Final Report1 released yesterday.

Pictured L-R: Ms Stephanie Wells (ADIA), Senator Fatima Payman (Deputy Chair), Senator Jordon Steele-John (Chair), Dr Sarah Raphael (ADIA)

This appointment is pivotal to the success of all the other key recommendations that have been put in place to address the desperately needed improvements in oral health in Australia.
 
The latest release of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare data on Oral Health2 last week, confirms that cost continues to be a barrier to access for oral healthcare for many Australians. This leads on to the shocking statistics that show that approximately 80,000 people living in Australia undergo hospitalisation for dental conditions each year that could have largely been prevented with regular, comprehensive preventive oral healthcare. This rate of potentially preventable hospitalisation for dental conditions is highest amongst children 5-9 years of age and is more than one-third higher for Indigenous Australians compared to Non-Indigenous Australians. With less than half of all Australians aged 15 years and over visiting a dental professional in the last 12 months, it is no wonder that Australia finds itself in a poor state of oral health!
 
This inquiry has once again shone a light on what we need to do to turn this around. With oral health a critical component of overall health and wellbeing, we now have solid recommendations to work towards. By improving the oral health of our nation, benefits to overall health such as lowered risk of heart disease and diabetes will result.  In addition, improved oral health allows everyday Australians to smile with confidence and be free of oral pain and discomfort.
 
The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is the peak body representing the suppliers and manufacturers of products, equipment and services to Australia’s oral health practitioners. ADIA’s vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians. Our members provide the latest products and technology to the oral health profession to enable wider access to oral healthcare, especially in rural and remote populations, aged care and disability settings.
 
The ADIA wishes to thank Senators Jordon Steele-John, Fatima Payman, Ross Cadell, Wendy Askew and Marielle Smith for their important work towards improvements in oral health for all Australians. We hope the Australian Government listens to the crucial recommendations and agrees to work with the Oral Health profession to make equitable access to oral health for all Australians a reality.
 
For media enquiries, please contact advocacy@adia.org.au or phone Dr Sarah Raphael on 0412 918 848.

 

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ADIA CEO Update: 2023 Dental and Health Services Report

Posted by ADIA on 30 November 2023
ADIA CEO Update: 2023 Dental and Health Services Report

Good afternoon,

I am pleased to share that the 2023 Dental and Health Services Report is now available to download. This report provides key statistics about Dental and Health Services in Australia, with data sourced from IBISWorld as well as the Dental Board of Australia and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority. 

Normally available for purchase for $49.50, the report is free of charge to ADIA member businesses. Login and download the report today for key insights about current trends and forecasts to help you make informed decisions about your business.

If you would like any more information or have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to do so by email.

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New ADA Federal President Announced

Posted on 22 November 2023
New ADA Federal President Announced

At last night's Annual General Meeting, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) announced Dr Scott Davis as the new Federal President, stepping up from Vice President.

ADIA would like to warmly welcome Dr Davis to the role. Dr Davis has a long history of involvement with and service to ADA and is well placed to lead the association.

We would also like to extend our sincere congratulations to Dr Stephen Liew on completing a successful term as ADA Federal President. His time in the role has included the delivery of FDI World Congress and providing evidence to the Senate Select Committee Inquiry into the Provision of and Access to Dental Services in Australia.

L-R: Outgoing ADA Federal President Dr Stephen Liew, ADIA President Ryan Green, incoming ADA Federal President Dr Scott Davis in Sydney last week. 

In line with this, I am pleased to report that last week, ADIA President Ryan Green had a productive meeting with the ADA Federal Council including both Dr Liew and Dr Davis (pictured below). These meetings are crucial in fostering a strong, cooperative relationship between our associations. We are optimistic about the future and look forward to continued collaboration under Dr Davis’ guidance.


Kind regards,


Kym De Britt
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Dental Industry Association

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ADIA CEO Update: Advocacy

Posted on 30 October 2023
ADIA CEO Update: Advocacy

ADIA was pleased to have the opportunity to continue its advocacy work last week in Canberra.

ADIA staff met with a range of Parliamentarians and advisors last Thursday to discuss initiatives to improve oral health services for people in Australia.


Meetings were held with Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah MP, Member for Higgins and Dr Monique Ryan MP, Member for Kooyong. Staff also met with advisors for Zali Steggall MP, Member for Warringah, Dr Anne Webster MP, Member for Mallee, and Wendy Askew, Senator for Tasmania and member of the Senate Select Committee.

Pictured right: (L-R) Stephanie Wells (ADIA), Dr Monique Ryan MP, Dr Sarah Raphael (ADIA)

 

ADIA provides evidence to Senate Select Inquiry into the Provision of and Access to Dental Services in Australia.

 

On Friday, 20 October Dr Sarah Raphael gave evidence on behalf of ADIA in the final hearing of the Senate Select Inquiry into Dental Services in Australia. She was joined by representatives from the Dental Board of Australia, Australian Dental Association and Australian Dental Prosthetists Association.

Sarah provided evidence on the need for national leadership in the sector in the form of a Chief Oral Health Officer, the need for federal support for priority population access to oral health services, and the various ways technology can reduce cost, tackle waiting lists, and improve clinical outcomes.

We will share the recommendations of the final report due to be released in late November via this update. We will continue to advocate for better access to oral health services for people in Australia through sensible, solution-focused strategies on behalf of our members.

If you would like any more information or have any questions or feedback, please do not hesitate to do so by email.

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ADIA Announces New Partnership with AUP IT

Posted on 1 September 2023
ADIA Announces New Partnership with AUP IT

ADIA partners with AUP IT to support members in keeping their business safe

Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with cyber security company, AUP IT.

AUP IT is a professional services and consulting organisation with a ‘Strategy first, Technology next’ approach to helping businesses solve complex and vexing tech issues. Their services range from providing businesses with part-time CIOs who actively work with stakeholders in driving value and progressing digital transformation initiatives and cybersecurity through to automating repetitive work. AUP IT provides vulnerability assessments, Security Operations Centre (SOC) facilities, and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) among other services.

Through this partnership, ADIA will assist its members to reduce their risk of data breach and strengthen their cyber resiliency through end-to-end IT managed services solutions priced exclusively for ADIA members. AUP IT CEO Raja Pradeep said, “AUP IT has extensive experience in the dental and medical industries with a deep understanding of the business drivers impacting the industry. As ADIA is the peak body representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products, we were excited to be able to work with them to safeguard the dental industry.”

“The dental industry, much like other industries that fall under the healthcare banner, is heavily regulated regarding Cyber Security and Data Protection. You can never be too careful when it comes to the protection of your critical data, people, and infrastructure. We are excited to be able to assist ADIA members in safeguarding their IT systems, identify areas of weakness and suggest potential IT solutions to mitigate risks both current and as they arise,” Mr Pradeep said.

ADIA CEO Kym de Britt looks forward to the new partnership enhancing the security of members’ IT systems. “I am delighted to announce ADIA has entered a new partnership with cyber security company, AUP IT. Recent high profile data breaches have highlighted the need for secure IT systems, and we look forward to being able to support our members’ cyber security needs with this partnership. ADIA recently carried out a vulnerability scan with AUP IT, the results of which were extremely insightful and demonstrated that this is a worthwhile exercise for any small business to undertake.”

For more information on this partnership, please contact ADIA Head Office on 1300 943 094.

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