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Australian Dental Industry Awards 2022 - Finalists announced!

Posted by ADIA on 7 December 2021
Australian Dental Industry Awards 2022 - Finalists announced!

Congratulations to all finalists in the Australian Dental Industry Awards 2022!

We are proud to announce the finalists in the Australian Dental Industry Awards 2022 have been determined. The Awards recognise the dental product manufacturers and suppliers that have empowered oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Finalists in the Australian Dental Industry Awards 2022 are:

Company FinalistsIndividual Finalists
  • Andent Dental Laboratory
  • Centaur Software
  • Credabl
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • EMS
  • Henry Schein
  • Henry Schein One Australia
  • Kerr Australia
  • Medfin Australia 
  • Nobel Biocare
  • SDI Limited
  • TePe Australia & NZ
  • The OrthoED Institute
  • TrioClear 
  • Brenton Hunt - Medfin Australia
  • Chris Singh - Henry Schein
  • Dhanie Naidu - SmileStyler Solutions
  • Emma Jones - Henry Schein
  • Kelly Gall - Credabl
  • Lazaro Campos - Kerr Australia
  • Sandy Constanti - Credabl
  • Simon Donaldson - Gold & Ceramics Dental Laboratory
  • Tabitha Acret - EMS













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Enrol in Introduction to Dentistry

Posted by ADIA on 3 December 2021
Enrol in Introduction to Dentistry

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has launched an Introduction to Dentistry course, available online and on demand. The course is open to Members and non Members.

ADIA's Introduction to Dentistry Course helps oral health industry professionals develop an understanding of dentistry and the individuals and groups that contribute to oral health care.
Delivered by leading industry specialists, the online, on demand training course can be completed at the pace of each participant and consists of an engaging and informative mix of videos, written content and knowledge quizzes.

Members and non Members can purchase the course. 

•    Members: $149
•    Non Members: $250

Modules include:
•    Welcome to Dentistry
•    Oral and dental anatomy, physiology and dental charting
•    Oral health and disease
•    Oral hygiene aids
•    Diagnosis and radiography
•    Restorative dentistry
•    Dental technology and laboratory procedures
•    The dental environment and equipment
•    Infection control in dentistry
•    Minor oral surgery, anaesthesia and sedation.



Posted in:Industry NewsTraining  

ADIA CEO Update: Free tools to improve your business

Posted by ADIA on 2 December 2021
ADIA CEO Update: Free tools to improve your business

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has launched two new tools designed to maximise and improve business systems and security.

A new Digital Readiness Assessment Tool can assist business owners to enhance the performance of their online channels, improve productivity and drive growth.

The assessment tool is designed to help business owners understand how prepared they are to handle the online challenges of their industry and what they can do to improve their 'digital maturity'.

The free assessment measures the digital maturity and readiness of your business against seven key pillars:

  • Customer - how you interact with your customers and the digital channels you use.
  • Operations - what systems and administrative technology you use.
  • Data and analytics - how you collect and use data for decision making.
  • Technology - what hardware, software, devices and platforms you use.
  • Risk, privacy and cybersecurity - how you keep data safe and what policies and procedures you have in place.
  • Digital capability and culture - what digital skills you and your team have.
  • Digital strategy and innovation - your planning, investment and involvement in technology.

Participants receive a report outlining the capabilities of their business, advice on ways to improve, and government support opportunities.

The free assessment takes 10 minutes to complete.

While you're working on streamlining procedures, you may want to take a look at your online business protection.

The Cyber Security Assessment Tool can help identify your business' cyber security strengths and areas where your business can improve.

For South Australian business owners, Business SA has launched a business advice, growth and support service to assist businesses to transition out of COVID restrictions and back to full service.

Specialist consultants have been employed to work with S.A. businesses to provide solutions and  expert advice across a broad range of areas fundamental to sustainable growth.

The service is designed to support any industry sector, at any stage of business.

Posted in:Industry NewsCEO Updates  

Are YOU an Industry Pioneer?

Posted by ADIA on 17 November 2021
Are YOU an Industry Pioneer?

For the first time, Australian Dental Industry Association Members are invited to nominate themselves or a Member candidate they feel embodies the title of ADIA Industry Pioneer.

The Industry Pioneer Award was introduced in 2021 and bestowed by the Board to Jeffery Cheetham, founder of Southern Dental Industries (SDI).

Jeffery has a long and distinguished record of delivering change and benefit to the dental and oral health industries, growing SDI from a family dental manufacturing business to an industry leading company involved in the research and development, manufacturing, and marketing of specialist dental materials.

ADIA recognised Jeffery’s achievements and dedication to the industry at the 2021 ADIA Awards Dinner as the inaugural recipient of the ADIA Industry Pioneer Award. 

About the ADIA Industry Pioneer Award

Nominees for the ADIA Industry Pioneer Award are considered by the Board and the title is awarded to a Member of the Association who has made a contribution of merit to the dental industry.

Prior to being granted an ADIA Industry Pioneer Award, the Board must satisfy itself that the nominee:

  • Has established a reputation at a personal level for high ethical standards and high quality of work.
  • Has a record of employment with a Member for at least 10 years (not necessarily consecutively).
  • Has a record of service to the dental industry that spans at least 10 years (not necessarily consecutively).

Click here to read the nomination criteria.
You will need to log into your ADIA account to view this document.

Email your nomination(s) to ADIA CEO Kym De Britt.


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TGA announces further refinements to the regulation of PMDs

Posted by ADIA on 11 November 2021
TGA announces further refinements to the regulation of PMDs

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has made further refinements to the regulation of personalised medical devices with the introduction of the Therapeutic Goods Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 3) Regulations 2021.

The Amendment:

  • Extends the deadline for stakeholders to register a patient-matched medical device for transition to inclusion in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods by 12 months to 25 August 2022.
  • Introduces an exemption for patient-matched medical devices that are supplied in very low volumes, allowing the supply of up to five (5) devices each year without an inclusion in the ARTG.

The following web pages and guidance documents have been updated to reflect these refinements:

These refinements seek to address stakeholder concerns regarding their ability to meet their regulatory obligations and continue supplying personalised medical devices. 

Further consultation, both targeted and public, will be conducted by the TGA to identify additional refinements that could be made to ensure personalised medical devices are safe and fit for their intended purpose without imposing unnecessary administrative or regulatory burdens on businesses.

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