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2023 Australian Dental Industry Awards

Posted on 1 April 2023
2023 Australian Dental Industry Awards

Members of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) and the wider oral health industry gathered last night to celebrate the industry’s best.

The Australian Dental Industry Awards were presented at a gala dinner event at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Guests were regaled by Anna Meares OAM - the most accomplished Australian cyclist of all time, the MC and keynote speaker for the evening.

ADIA CEO Kym De Britt emphasised the importance of celebrating distinction in the industry. “The awards serve as an opportunity for the Association to recognise excellence in the industry, and to pay tribute to the member individuals and organisations pioneering to improve the dental health and wellbeing of all Australians,” he said.

The inaugural Women in Dentistry Scholarship was presented to Dina Tinkler, Chief Operating Officer at Credabl. Dina, a marketing and business development professional with more than eighteen years’ experience, will receive a one-year membership to the Australian Institute of Company Directors and full enrolment to the AICD Company Directors Course. Dina thanked ADIA and Women in Dentistry for the opportunity, “I’m super excited to be able to embark on further education, a new chapter of my professional capabilities, and to be able to mentor, support and influence female colleagues.”

The awards process, convened by ADIA and judged by an independent panel of industry experts, allows for businesses to reflect on the past year's performance.

For excellence in revolutionising the dental industry, the Thryv Innovation Award was presented to Cinch Video Solutions in the face of strong competition. Cinch Video Solutions has adapted its existing technology to enable dental professionals to easily create educational videos from their smartphones, using a library of pre-prepared material. Ian Elliot from Cinch Video Solutions said “the dentistry industry has always been at the forefront of innovation because it’s such a personal procedure and the more comfortable you make the patient, the better the patient experience is going to be.” He said receiving the award is “validation that we’re on the right track”.

Outstanding Achiever Award winner, Dr Suelen Cella of SDI Limited, said she was immensely proud and grateful, “This award shows what you can achieve with teamwork, passion and accountability.” Dr Cella dedicated the win to her team at SDI, with a triumphant “this is for us!”

The ADIA President and Board also acknowledged individual members for their contributions to the Association, including Simon Taggart whose longstanding support was recognised with Life Membership, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a member. In accepting Life Membership, Simon said “it’s been a team effort over the last ten years, and what we’re seeing today is a direct result of everyone’s involvement. It’s been fantastic.”

Please join us in congratulating all our winners:

ADIA Board Award Recipients

  • ADIA Life Member – Simon Taggart
  • ADIA Industry Pioneer Award – John Green
  • ADIA Meritorious Service Awards – Tanya McRae-Klein and Craig Young
  • ADIA President’s Award – Paul Freeman


Australian Dental Industry Award Winners

  • Business Continuity and Sustainability Award, sponsored by My Business – SDI Limited
  • Thryv Innovation Award – Cinch Video Solutions
  • Educational Initiative Award – Henry Schein
  • Emerging Dental Manufacturer or Supplier Award – The OrthoED Institute
  • Marketing Award – Dental Marketing Solutions
  • Service and Support Award – Mark McDonald, Henry Schein
  • Outstanding Achiever Award – Dr Suellen Cella, SDI Limited


Women in Dentistry Scholarship

  • Dina Tinkler - Credabl

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ADX Melbourne starts this week!

Posted by ADIA on 27 March 2023
ADX Melbourne starts this week!

Australia's premier dental event is back in Melbourne!
We can't wait to see you there.

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
When: 30 March - 1 April 2023
Time: 10am - 6pm daily




ADX Melbourne 101 - Everything you need to know  

Useful information for ADX Melbourne


  • F1 Tickets - be at ADX Melbourne daily from 5pm to be in the draw for race-day grandstand seating!*
  • Win a car - be at ADX Melbourne on Saturday at 5.30pm to be in the draw to win an MG3 Excite!**


People's Choice Awards

  • Vote for the best booths, mascot and activation in the ADX Melbourne app

Register for the ADX Networking events

  • Register for the Opening Breakfast, featuring Simon Griffiths, CEO and co-founder of Who Gives A Crap
  • Register for the Women in Dentistry Breakfast, featuring Lucy Bloom, best-selling author and motivational speaker
  • Register for the Australian Dental Industry Awards Night

If you have any further questions, please visit our FAQ's page.


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Three days of expert CPD at ADX Melbourne next month

Posted on 14 February 2023
Three days of expert CPD at ADX Melbourne next month

Australia’s premier dental event, ADX will be held in Melbourne from 30 March - 1 April 2023. The exhibition, run by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), will showcase the latest in oral health technology, while inspiring industry professionals to grow their business.

Running alongside the exhibition is the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program, presented by ADAVB. CPD enhances oral health professionals’ clinical practice and improves patient outcomes.

The program includes more than 70 sessions over three full days. Those in attendance have the opportunity to hear from Dr Luan Ngo, on how to maintain a periodontal patient. Dr Ngo will answer the question ‘What would the periodontist want me to do?’ at his expert session on day three of the CPD program at ADX Melbourne.

To maximise the education offering at the event, ADIA is pleased to present the Avant Dental Learning Lab which will host complimentary learning lab sessions throughout the exhibition, featuring a variety of professional speakers. While the CPD Program provides further clinical education, the Learning Labs are business-focused, with a priority on skills that support efficiency and profitability.

Feedback from the CPD Program and Learning Labs at ADX Sydney and ADX Brisbane in 2022 was outstanding, with strong attendance at all sessions. One visitor stated she was impressed with the wide range of presenters from different specialties.

“For me as a dentist, my ethos is you always want to learn and continually grow. This is just a fabulous event to mingle with other colleagues.”

CPD tickets are on sale now. You can register for one, two or all three days. There are discounts in place for ADA members.

ADX Melbourne

Thursday 30 March – Saturday 1 April 2023
10:00am – 6:00pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Melbourne: It's your turn

Posted on 31 January 2023
Melbourne: It's your turn

ADX, Australia’s largest dental exhibition has been evolving since 2020. No longer exclusive to Sydney, the show now operates across three cities - Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane – every 24 months. Following the success of ADX Melbourne in 2021, show organiser, Australian Dental Industry Association, is pleased to announce another full-strength ADX on the horizon for the Victorian capital.

Despite the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the related business shutdowns, the Australian oral health sector has continued to grow. The IBIS Dental Services Report released in August this year showed growth in dental services of 1.4% with revenue of $10.6 billion and a profit of 26.8%.

Mr Kym De Britt, CEO of the Australian Dental Industry Association points out that continued growth for practitioners means a further requirement for dentistry-specific products and services. “The market has dictated increasing demand for the latest in oral health technology, innovation, and services. That market is not exclusive to Sydney, so neither is ADX. What was previously a biennial event held only in Sydney has grown to three events across three cities in the same time span.

Our first event in Melbourne last year was a great success and we look forward to welcoming more oral health professionals back to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre next March.” Mr De Britt said.  

With the additional shows now a permanent fixture on the calendar, the next ADX will be held in Melbourne from 30 March - 1 April 2023.

The exhibition is not only about access to state-of-the-art products and world-class suppliers, but the events that run alongside ADX, with breakfast events, free onsite childcare, as well as CPD and Learning Lab sessions.

The exhibition traditionally kicks off with the Opening Breakfast. Melbourne will feature Founder and CEO of social enterprise, Who Gives a Crap, Simon Griffiths. Like past keynote speakers, Griffiths is expected to entertain and inspire, delivering an audience full of energy to the exhibition floor when the show opens.

ADIA’s Women in Dentistry founded in 2020 promotes the professional advancement of women in the oral health sector through networking, mentoring and education. With this focus on career progression and celebration, the always popular Women in Dentistry Breakfast. this time featuring international keynote speaker Lucy Bloom is sure to be at capacity.

The breakfasts, CPD program and Learning Lab sessions all add networking and tangible education opportunities for visitors. This teamed with the excitement of the People’s Choice Awards, exhibitor attractions including free gelato, smoothie bikes, mini golf and prize draws, along with the car giveaway, all add to the atmosphere at Australia’s premier dental event.

“Visitors at ADX experience the best the industry has to offer. The vibe is fantastic. It’s a pleasure to walk in every day and just feel the buzz around the room,” Mr De Britt said.

Interest in the event is already clear with booths sold out and a waitlist in place for exhibitors. More than 5,000 dental professionals enjoyed all ADX Melbourne had to offer in 2021. In 2023 the number promises to climb, so registering early will ensure you gain first access to all the additional value of the show including free childcare, an expert CPD program and networking breakfasts.

You can register for free entry to the exhibition or purchase tickets to any of the events by heading to the ADX Melbourne website.

ADX Melbourne

Thursday 30 March – Saturday 1 April 2023
10:00am – 6:00pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Register Now



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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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