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

International Dental Manufacturers Association

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is a member of the association of International Dental Manufacturers (IDM), a grouping of dental industry associations across key global regions.

Founded in October 1988, in Washington DC, USA, as a communication forum, idm has developed into an autonomous, independent umbrella organization to globally represent as an association the common interests of member associations and through them support the interests of the global dental industry as a whole. IDM is the global voice of the dental manufacturing industry to all constituencies on matters of global concern. The key role of IDM is set out below:

IDM Key objectives —

To coordinate the joint international interests and benefits of the regional member industry associations;
To represent their interests before governments and professional dental organizations, including international
aadental organizations such as the fdi World Dental Federation, IADR International Association of Dental Research;
To work on "white spots" where no Regional Dental Industry Association exists and is not very likely to develop:
aaChina, India, Thailand, Taiwan, (Middle East), for the benefit and value of communication between members;
To recognize, coordinate and work with international dental exhibition organizers with the aim to maximize the
aaefficiency and viability of exhibitions for both attendees and exhibitors.
To challenge, charge members with being idm's voice wherever supranational interests are involved;
To develop regular communication and exchange of information within the member associations, dental
aamanufacturing industry and distribution industry.
Work with fdi on AWDC, Annual World Dental Congress, through regular fdi – idm Executives meetings;
To advise member associations regarding contemplated and actual regulatory changes in any part of the
aaworld and to provide a vehicle for coordinated response when appropriate.

Importantly, IDM provides a strategic link between the dental industry and the global body representing dentists, the FDI World Dental Federation. Over the past decade IDM and FDI have worked together to explore opportunities to progress matters of shared concern.

Member Engagement —

The ADIA Board nominates representatives of member businesses to the IDM General Council thereby ensuring that Australia's dental industry retains its leadership in working towards the international harmonisation and convergence of the regulatory standards for dental products.

Further Information —

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