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ADIA Overseas Trade Show Grants

Posted on 21 June 2024
ADIA Overseas Trade Show Grants

Taking place every two years, IDS Cologne is the top event for the international dental sector. IDS presents the entire range of products available on the international dental market. It brings together all relevant target groups from the worldwide dental sector.

As part of the new ADIA Overseas Trade Show Grant initiative, grants are available to assist member businesses to attend IDS 2025 Cologne.

These grants will provide financial support to ADIA member businesses to participate in the trade show, foster international connections by visiting potential partners and to provide growth opportunities for member businesses.

The successful grant applicant will match ADIA grant funds, with ADIA to cover up to 50% of the member's total investment.

Grant opportunities

  1. Exhibitor Grant up to $15,000
    This grant is available for a manufacturer.
  2. Attendee Grant of up to $7,500
    This grant is available for importers, suppliers and distributors.

Selection criteria:

  • Membership Duration: Grants are available to ADIA members who have maintained their membership for a minimum of two years.
  • Application Strength: The application must present a compelling case for business growth opportunities, as detailed in the supporting statements. 
  • Business Type: Service-based businesses, including marketing and consulting services, are not eligible for these grants.


Please submit your Expression of Interest via the online application forms below. 

Other overseas tradeshows

We are also taking expressions of interest for other overseas tradeshows. If there is an overseas trade show in which you are interested, please submit your Expression of Interest.

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ADIA CEO Update: June 2024 Advocacy Update

Posted by ADIA on 20 June 2024
ADIA CEO Update: June 2024 Advocacy Update

ADIA continues to collaborate with key stakeholders and advocate strongly on behalf of our members to maintain a business and regulatory environment that allows your businesses to grow and operate sustainably.

We also actively advocate for improvements in community oral health, especially for vulnerable groups who face barriers to access for oral health care including children from low socio-economic backgrounds and older Australians.

Here is a snapshot of some of our recent advocacy activities.

Payroll Tax

Recent changes to the interpretation of state and territory payroll tax law means that independent contractor dentists working under a service facility agreement may be deemed employees. This has led to a great deal of uncertainty around retrospective liability for practice operators, including some of our affiliate members.

This week, I met with political strategists from Anacta, a public affairs firm who are actively mounting a campaign to address this issue with state and territory Governments. I will keep you informed of developments in this area.


Changes to the regulation of exempt medical devices and exempt other therapeutic goods have been proposed by the TGA. These changes have the potential to increase regulatory red tape and costs for these types of products. We made a submission outlining the potential impact of this proposal on the costs of dental equipment, products and services. Read our submission here.

ADIA has also partnered with Medicines Australia on a joint letter signed by MTAA, Aus Biotech and other associations to the Hon Mark Butler, Minister for Health and Aged Care regarding TGA cost recovery from industry for infra-structure development. In other departments, the Government rightly supports this type of development as capital expenditure investment.

Parliamentary Friends of the Dental Industry

AIDA took dental technology to Parliament House this month! Showcasing how the latest innovative dental equipment can be used to break down barriers to access for oral health services especially in aged care and rural and remote settings. Amongst the 30 interested parliamentarians and advisors were The Speaker of the House, the Hon Milton Dick MP, Senator Wendy Askew, Ms Zali Steggall OAM MP, Dr Mike Freelander MP and Dr David Gillespie MP. All were amazed at the way the technology could be used to facilitate reforms in oral healthcare and several posted on their social media accounts. Initiatives like this build strong relationships with our parliamentary colleagues and open the door for continued dialogue on reform and to discuss any future issues that may arise. 

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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2024 Australian Dental Industry Awards

Posted on 23 March 2024
2024 Australian Dental Industry Awards

Congratulations to the 2024 winners!

Members of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) and the wider oral health community gathered last night at the International Convention Centre in Sydney to celebrate the dental industry’s finest.

The Australian Dental Industry Awards were presented at a gala dinner event, in conjunction with ADX Sydney. Chaser and War on Waste presenter, Craig Reucassel provided entertainment with his humorous tongue-in-cheek take on everything from politics to the SIDCON & ADX Sydney program.

The ADIA President and Board acknowledged ADIA member and Centaur Software Co-Founder, Dr Frank Papadopoulos, for his contribution to the industry, receiving the Industry Pioneer Award. Dr Mark Wotherspoon, who has advocated tirelessly for improved dental care in the aged care sector, was also acknowledged with the Industry Award.

In accepting the Industry Award, Dr Wotherspoon said "It is an absolute honour to win this award, which is amazing in that it helps to shine a light on the need for general dentists, public and private, to lift their game."

Clinton Lewis, the winner of the Service and Support Award, paid tribute to his team and their "daily commitment to empower dental professionals to provide exceptional service, with relentless innovation.'' He said that the Award would "fuel [their] determination."

ADIA CEO, Kym De Britt, stressed the importance of honouring standout achievements in the sector. He remarked, "These awards are a way for the Association to applaud industry excellence and commend the members and groups at the forefront of improving the oral health outcomes for Australians."

We would like to congratulate all winners of the Australian Dental Industry Awards:

ADIA Board Awards

  • Women in Dentistry Scholarship: Judith Raj
  • Presidents Award: Louise McCann
  • Industry Award (Inaugural): Dr Mark Wotherspoon
  • Industry Pioneer Award: Dr Frank Papadopoulos 

Australian Dental Industry Awards

  • Emerging Dental Manufacturer or Supplier Award: Angus Pryor Dental Stars
  • Business Continuity and Sustainability Award, sponsored by My Business: Tepe
  • Thryv Innovation Award: SDI Limited
  • Educational Initiative Award: Centaur Software
  • Marketing Award: Dentsply Sirona
  • Service and Support Award: Clinton Lewis, Centaur Software
  • Outstanding Achiever: Sean Pereira, Centaur Software
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2024 Australian Dental Industry Awards Finalists Announced!

Posted on 21 December 2023
2024 Australian Dental Industry Awards Finalists Announced!

Congratulations to all finalists!

We are proud to announce the finalists in the 2024 Australian Dental Industry Awards have been determined. The Awards recognise dental product manufacturers and suppliers that have demonstrated excellence.

Winners will be announced at the 2024 Australian Dental Industry Awards gala dinner on Friday, 22 March 2024 held in conjunction with ADX Sydney at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

Company Finalists

  • Angus Pryor/Dental Stars
  • Avant Dental
  • Centaur Software Development Pty Ltd
  • Credabl
  • Dentalife Australia
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • Henry Schein
  • Henry Schein One
  • SDI Limited
  • TePe Australia & NZ
  • The OrthoED Institute
  • William Green Pty Ltd

Individual Finalists

  • Clinton Lewis - Centaur Software Development Pty Ltd
  • Judy Lindsay - Henry Schein
  • Liam Fleming - Credabl
  • Roya Riazi - Dentsply Sirona
  • Sean Perera - Centaur Software Development Pty Ltd
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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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