ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

For Professionals — Recognising a symbiotic partnership

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The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) recognises and promotes the symbiotic relationship that exists between the the dental industry, dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals. The ability for the dental industry to provide innovative products and services is entirely dependent upon the work of dental professionals, their commitment to quality care and commercially sustainable dental practices.

If you are a dentists or allied oral healthcare professional its natural that you have an interest in the issues facing manufacturers and suppliers of quality dental products. To this end, the ADIA is pleased to outline the policies, projects and priorities in which the dental industry and dental profession have a shared interest.

For Professionals — Dental exhibitions and trade shows

From Australia's premier dental event, ADX16 Sydney, through to boutique regional exhibitions, ADIA manages trade shows that allow dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals to see the latest products from Australia and overseas. [Read More]

For Professionals — FDI World Oral Health Day

A key highlight for the profession is World Oral Health Day (WOHD) is celebrated every year on 20 March. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of looking after oral hygiene to everyone old and young. [Read More]

For Professionals — NDF National Dental Foundation

The National Dental Foundation (NDF) provides you with a unique opportunity to join a group of dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians and other volunteers dedicated to the provision of quality dental care to those Australians most in need. [Read More]

For Professionals — List of professional associations

There are a number of organisations which dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals can join, all of which are listed here. ADIA is pleased to maintain a cooperative working relationship with each body, helping their members to best serve their respective professions. [Read More]

One of the most frequent questions that ADIA receives from dentists and allied oral healthcare professions is guidance on regulatory issues associated with the importation and use of dental products. The following guidance is designed to assist you comply with the current regulatory standards:

Product Regulation - Purchasing dental product using the internet

If you are considering purchasing dental products from overseas it is important that you understand your legal obligations, what's required of you by the Australian Government and your obligations to patients. There are also implications in regards to your professional indemnity insurance. [Read More]

Product Regulation - Regulatory standards for teeth whitening products

Recent changes to the regulations for teeth whitening products allow higher-strength products only to be supplied to patients by registered dental professionals. Find out about how the new laws affect what registered dental professionals and others wanting to see teeth whitening products. [Read More]

ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of quality dental products and our activities. ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in the work of ADIA's national committees for updates on current activities be sure to subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dental.industry. Alternatively, you can contact ADIA national office team responsible for engagement with dental professionals via email at membership@adia.org.au or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

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Dental Industry News

  • Dental Products Sales Up But Prices Down Says Survey

    6th Feb 18

    The latest assessment of business sentiment amongst dental product suppliers suggests that sales volumes increased in the second quarter of FY2017-18; however, there was sentiment of a decline in selling prices. More

  • Senate Set To Pass Medical Device Reforms

    3rd Feb 18

    A senate committee has recommended passage of legislation that will cut the the red tape associated with introducing new dental products to the Australian market. It's a legislative reform that ADIA has long argued for. More

  • Patient Implant Cards - A 19th Century Reform

    1st Feb 18

    Thanks to ADIA's advocacy, the dental industry looks set to escape a proposed TGA reform that would require patient information 'cards' to be provided to patients, a reform that ignores advances in electronic patient records. More

  • ADIA's Policy Advocacy Delivers New Approval Pathway

    30th Jan 18

    More expedient Australian market approval for new dental products is what legislative reforms before the parliament will achieve, something made possible as a result of ADIA's policy advocacy over a number of years. More

  • Research To Determine Dental Product Market Growth

    29th Jan 18

    A new edition of the Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report has been commissioned by ADIA, research that will provide the industry with the most authoritative assessment of the Australian dental products market. More

  • TPP Agreement Supports Medical Devices Trade

    25th Jan 18

    For the dental industry, and medical devices sector more broadly, the TPP Free Trade Agreement will improve the information available to importers and exporters and reduce unnecessary delays in approvals, improving standard-setting. More

  • TGA Reforms Deal Effectively With Illegal Supply

    24th Jan 18

    Proposed legislative amendments that provide the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) with stronger compliance and enforcement powers and graduated penalties for non-compliant behaviours has been endorsed by the dental industry. More

  • Dental Product Geospatial Market Analysis Launch

    9th Jan 18

    Dental product manufacturers and suppliers will gain new insights into the changing nature of the market thanks to ADIA’s pioneering geospatial mapping tool to be launched at the ADX18 Sydney dental exhibition. More

  • New Code Protects Professional Independence

    5th Jan 18

    Ensuring that decisions taken by dental professionals on patient diagnostic and treatment options are independent of undue influence by product suppliers is what underpins the industry's new code of practice. More

  • 2018 Priorities — Members making a difference

    1st Jan 18

    More market data, activities to drive sales, industry training and cutting red-tape are the projects that will be delivered in 2018, outcomes all made possible thanks to an engaged membership. More

  • Senate To Review Dental Industry Red Tape

    28th Dec 17

    ADIA has been invited to provide advice to the Senate’s select committee on red tape which is reviewing how the health sector is disadvantaged by regulations that are burdensome, complex, redundant or duplicated across jurisdictions. More

  • Dental Industry Welcomes New Jobs & Innovation Ministers

    20th Dec 17

    The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has welcomed the new Ministerial line-up that focusses on the creation of jobs and innovation by small businesses. More

  • 3D Printed Products - Industry Leads Regulatory Reform

    11th Dec 17

    The dental industry is leading the charge in development of new regulatory standards for 3D printed medical devices with the aim of allowing the sector to adopt this pioneering new technology as it evolves. More

  • ADIA Members To Get Geospatial Market Data

    8th Dec 17

    The dental industry will next year have access to the latest geospatial tools to analyse the market for dental products thanks to a major investment in member services by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). More

  • Number Of Dentists In Australia Climbs 3% to 16,732

    5th Dec 17

    The latest edition of the Australian Dental Workforce In Numbers Report shows the growth in the number of registered dentists to June 2017 was 2.9%, a rate slightly slower than the growth over the overall workforce. More

  • ADIA Members Invited To Participate In Code Admin.

    1st Dec 17

    ADIA member business are have the opportunity to strengthen the reputation of the dental industry as an ethical supplier of products by becoming involved in the committees that reviews the ADIA Code of Practice. More

  • ADSO's Formation To Provide Sector Leadership

    30th Nov 17

    As the transformation of dental practice ownership continues apace, the formation of an Association of Dental Support Organisations (ADSO) local chapter provides the sector with direction and a focus point for stakeholder engagement. More

  • Industry Gears Up For New Code Of Practice

    29th Nov 17

    The dental industry is preparing for a new edition of the ADIA Code Of Practice that seeks to ensure the dental industry's promotional activities do not inappropriately a healthcare professional's decision on patient treatment planning More

  • Goverment To Pay Its Small Business Bills Faster

    24th Nov 17

    Responding to advocacy by ADIA and other industry associations, the Australian Government has announced that for contracts worth up to $1 million it will pay invoices within twenty days, significantly improving small business cashflow. More

  • ADIA Briefs Prime Minister On Small Business Issues

    22nd Nov 17

    The important role that member businesses play in determining policy reform priorities comes to the fore as ADIA briefs the Prime Minister in parliament house on the issues important to small businesses in the sector. More

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