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ADIA Announces New Partnership with AUP IT

Posted on 1 September 2023
ADIA Announces New Partnership with AUP IT

ADIA partners with AUP IT to support members in keeping their business safe

Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with cyber security company, AUP IT.

AUP IT is a professional services and consulting organisation with a ‘Strategy first, Technology next’ approach to helping businesses solve complex and vexing tech issues. Their services range from providing businesses with part-time CIOs who actively work with stakeholders in driving value and progressing digital transformation initiatives and cybersecurity through to automating repetitive work. AUP IT provides vulnerability assessments, Security Operations Centre (SOC) facilities, and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) among other services.

Through this partnership, ADIA will assist its members to reduce their risk of data breach and strengthen their cyber resiliency through end-to-end IT managed services solutions priced exclusively for ADIA members. AUP IT CEO Raja Pradeep said, “AUP IT has extensive experience in the dental and medical industries with a deep understanding of the business drivers impacting the industry. As ADIA is the peak body representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products, we were excited to be able to work with them to safeguard the dental industry.”

“The dental industry, much like other industries that fall under the healthcare banner, is heavily regulated regarding Cyber Security and Data Protection. You can never be too careful when it comes to the protection of your critical data, people, and infrastructure. We are excited to be able to assist ADIA members in safeguarding their IT systems, identify areas of weakness and suggest potential IT solutions to mitigate risks both current and as they arise,” Mr Pradeep said.

ADIA CEO Kym de Britt looks forward to the new partnership enhancing the security of members’ IT systems. “I am delighted to announce ADIA has entered a new partnership with cyber security company, AUP IT. Recent high profile data breaches have highlighted the need for secure IT systems, and we look forward to being able to support our members’ cyber security needs with this partnership. ADIA recently carried out a vulnerability scan with AUP IT, the results of which were extremely insightful and demonstrated that this is a worthwhile exercise for any small business to undertake.”

For more information on this partnership, please contact ADIA Head Office on 1300 943 094.

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ADIA CEO Update: Sarah Raphael

Posted by ADIA on 17 August 2023
ADIA CEO Update: Sarah Raphael

The Australian Dental Industry Association welcomes Sarah Raphael as Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager.

Sarah has over thirty years’ experience spanning clinical practise, teaching and learning, policy and advocacy and research. Her roles have spanned government, academia, corporate and not-for-profit settings, including non-executive board experience. Originally trained as a Specialist Paediatric Dentist, she possesses a unique skill set with strengths in communication, critical thinking and strategic vision. She is highly self-motivated and innovative with a strong belief in teamwork and collaborative design.

Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager, Sarah Raphael

Most recently working in senior management at the Australian Dental Association NSW, Sarah was instrumental in steering advocacy and volunteerism within the profession and community. In her role as Engagement and Advocacy Executive, Sarah was responsible for driving improvements in the areas of community water fluoridation, aged care, rural and remote health and developed and fostered key relationships with government and external stakeholders. As General Manager of Filling the Gap charity, that provides pro bono dental services for disadvantaged people, Sarah grew the organisation, developing the first strategic plan, securing government and industry partnerships, private funding and working towards ensuring the sustainability of the pro bono dental programs offered in NSW and the ACT.

With Sarah’s return to the dental industry, she will draw upon her experience, having consulted for over a decade with Colgate Oral Care, Australia. She is thrilled to be able to join ADIA where she will continue to drive their advocacy priorities. Sarah’s vision for the future to enable the next generation of health professionals to make a meaningful difference and to continue advocating for equity of access to health in our community is well-aligned with the mission and values of ADIA.

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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ADIA CEO Update: Fifth Review of the Dental Benefits Act 2008: Report Released

Posted by ADIA on 10 August 2023
ADIA CEO Update: Fifth Review of the Dental Benefits Act 2008: Report Released

In the second half of last year, ADIA participated in the fifth review of the Dental Benefits Act 2008 (the Act). The report has been tabled in Parliament this month.

The report includes 21 recommendations for improving delivery of and access to the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS), the only program operating under the Act.

Increasing awareness and participation in the CDBS is a key advocacy focus for ADIA. It is encouraging to see a united call from respondents for increased awareness of the CDBS across the board, as well as a strong focus on equitable access to care for rural and remote children and priority populations.

The recommendations also include establishing a definition of children with 'high care needs' and increased benefits for that group, along with inclusion of treatment in a hospital setting and treatment provided under general anaesthetic.

The report is timely given the current Senate Select Committee Inquiry into the Provision of and Access to Dental Services in Australia. (Read the interim report here.)

ADIA continues to advocate for increased awareness of the CDBS for eligible children in Australia. Any developments on the report recommendations and the Senate Select Inquiry will be shared via this update as they become available.

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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Nominations are now open for the 2024 Australian Dental Industry Awards!

Posted on 1 August 2023
Nominations are now open for the 2024 Australian Dental Industry Awards!

The Australian Dental Industry Awards honour high achievers in the dental industry and are an occasion to showcase the terrific work underway in the industry.

Assessed by a prestigious panel of independent industry experts, the Awards are nationally recognised, giving recipients the ultimate seal of approval to build trust and credibility with their clientele.

The Award winners will be announced at a gala dinner event on Friday, 22 March 2024 as part of SIDCON/ADX Sydney.

To celebrate the winners and finalists, all the participants will be recognised by the ADIA in the lead up to, and following the Gala Awards night.

The categories for this year are:

  • Business Continuity and Sustainability Award
  • The Thryv Innovation Award
  • Educational Initiative Award
  • Emerging Dental Manufacturer or Supplier Award
  • Marketing Award
  • Service and Support Award
  • Outstanding Achiever Award

Don't miss this opportunity for your business to receive the recognition it deserves. Submit your nomination now!

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10 Reasons to Attend Leading with Vision Conference!

Posted on 19 July 2023
10 Reasons to Attend Leading with Vision Conference!

ADIA is excited to welcome you to the picturesque Gold Coast this October for our first leadership conference since 2018.

Take advantage of discounted early bird registration, open for two more weeks!

Register Now!

Here's why you should attend Leading with Vision:

  1. Lift your business game with insights from Wizard Home Loans founder and CEO, Mark Bouris AM
  2. Connect with potential clients, partners, and staff
  3. Elevate your professional brand with celebrity publicist and eckfactor founder, Karen Eck
  4. Team bonding opportunities available on the Gold Coast
  5. With the conference within 30 mins of all major attractions, why not bring your family for an extended holiday getaway?
  6. Elevate your sales skills with The Sales Doctor, Ingrid Maynard
  7. Gain the tools you need to achieve your goals in an unforgettable presentation by former Olympic gymnast, Brennon Dowrick OAM
  8. Welcome Reception and Networking Dinner
  9. Be inspired by triple Olympian Lisa Curry AO
  10. Gold Coast 5-star location at RACV Royal Pines Resort

And if you're still not convinced, we're offering:

Significant discounts for multiple registrations, so your whole team can attend.

Register Now!

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