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ADX Brisbane, 27-29 October 2022, is open for registrations

Posted by ADIA on 31 March 2022
ADX Brisbane, 27-29 October 2022, is open for registrations


Australia’s premier dental event is heading to Queensland! 

The ADIA’s flagship event, ADX will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 October.

With more than 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, ADX Brisbane will feature the very best in technology, innovation and services the Australian dental industry has to offer.
The event is free for visitors and packed with opportunities, including business-focused Learning Lab sessions and a complimentary childcare service. 

Alongside ADX Brisbane, ADA Queensland will convene an expert CPD program. Stay tuned for speaker and session announcements in the coming months. 

For further details, visit  

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ADIA CEO Update - 2022-2023 Federal Budget

Posted by ADIA on 31 March 2022
ADIA CEO Update - 2022-2023 Federal Budget

2022-2023 Federal Budget

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the Government’s annual budget on Tuesday night. The Treasurer declared the Coalition’s budget supported a “dramatic and material improvement to the bottom line”.

In the lead-up to the federal election, the spending package focused mainly on individuals and “cost of living relief in a targeted and temporary way”. The relief measures included one-off payments and an immediate 50 per cent cut to the fuel excise, which should trickle down to the user in the next fortnight, lasting until September.

You can read the Government release on the 2022-2023 Budget in full.

With a forecast deficit of $78 billion in 22-23, the package also included some incentives for business, relevant to ADIA members.



Technology Investment Boost

Small businesses with annual turnover of less than $50 million will have access to a new bonus 20  per cent deduction for the cost of expenses and depreciating assets that support digital uptake, up to $100,000 of expenditure per year. The boost is available immediately until 30 June 2023.

Skills Training

Small businesses with annual turnover of less than $50 million will have access to a new bonus 20 per cent deduction for the cost of external training courses delivered to their employees by providers registered in Australia. The initiative is available immediately until 30 June 2024.

The Instant Asset Write-off rule is still in play

The Government highlighted savings from previous deregulation including a reduction to the company tax rate and increased access to small business tax concessions. Though no new reform was announced Tuesday.

The increased Instant Asset Write-off is also still available. Originally released in March 2020 until June of the same year, the purchase threshold increased from $30,000 to $150,000 (per asset) and expanded access to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover or income of less than $5B. The instant asset write-off is available until June 2023.

Read the ‘Delivering for Small Businesses’ package.


COVID-19 Winter Response Plan

The Treasurer briefly outlined the COVID-19 Winter Response Plan, including a $6 billion spend to ensure the transition to an open economy is insulated from increased cases of COVID-19 and Influenza during the colder months. The spend includes priority access to treatment for vulnerable populations, maximising access to vaccinations and testing, health system resilience, public communication, and a sizeable PPE investment for the National Medical Stockpile.

The Healthcare Package

Immediately following the budget announcement in Parliament, the Department of Health released further information outlining the healthcare package. You can find this here. 

Included in this information, Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Greg Hunt confirmed the ongoing funding of dental services to eligible Australians in Tuesday’ s budget, ‘Dental and oral health is a key part of primary care and the Government is supporting the continuation of the Federation Funding Agreement (FFA) on Public Dental Services for Adults with $107.8 million, for an additional 12 months, to 30 June 2023,’ Minister Hunt’s release stated.

As well as the COVID-19 strategy, the main healthcare focus on Tuesday night was the continued measures taken following the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, along with a substantial package for mental health support services.

Healthcare and hospitals were also a key part of the Regional Accelerator Program, outlining heavy investment in several regional areas across Australia.

At a glance

Further line items that will no doubt be of interest to members include more affordable childcare, changes to paid parental leave and the Regional Accelerator Program, which includes funding for modern manufacturing and the Supply Chain Resilience Initiative.

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ADIA CEO Update - ADX Sydney Roundup

Posted by ADIA on 29 March 2022
ADIA CEO Update - ADX Sydney Roundup

On behalf of the ADIA Board, we would like to thank you for your support of ADX Sydney and SIDCON22.

With 193 exhibitors and a significant increase in the number of custom booths, stand activation programs and mascots, feedback from visitors attending ADX Sydney was that it was exceptional.

With 7485 visitors through the door, approximately 78% of visitors came from New South Wales. You can see the full breakdown of visitors in the table below.

NSW    78%
VIC    11%
QLD    6%
OTHER    5%

The total visitor numbers exceeded the ADIA forecast of attendance. This shows an engaged community of dental professionals that continues to enjoy the value of ADX. The 2204 registered Exhibitor staff members managed to capture 12984 leads.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the People's Choice Award Winners at ADX Sydney.

Best Mascot - SDI Ltd
Best Activation - MiniMax
Best Small Booth - Primary Dental
Best Medium Booth - Curaprox
Best Large Booth - SDI Ltd

The effort, enthusiasm and imagination put into each individual stand is paramount in creating the buzz, attendance and engagement that leads to a successful event.

We would also like to thank the sponsors of ADX Sydney, all of whom played a large part in creating a safe, engaging and enjoyable show.

After the results of ADX Sydney we are really excited about ADX Brisbane to be held in 27th - 29th October 2022 at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The ballot for ADX Brisbane will open on the 30th March 2022 with the draw commencing on the 3rd May.

Please keep an eye on your inbox for the ADX Sydney post-event survey. We look forward to incorporating your feedback into our next event.

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2022 Australian Dental Industry Award Winners Announced at ADX Sydney

Posted by ADIA on 19 March 2022
2022 Australian Dental Industry Award Winners Announced at ADX Sydney

Australia’s top performers in the dental industry have been recognised at a gala event at the Sofitel Magnifique Ballroom, Darling Harbour Sydney on Friday 18 Mar 2022.

An initiative of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the awards were presented during ADX Sydney, Australia’s premier dental event.

“Australia’s dental industry has a strong reputation for best practice. These awards have become synonymous with excellence. They recognise those in our community who support oral health professionals in improving the health of all Australians,” said ADIA CEO, Kym De Britt.

This year TrioClear took out the Sustainability Award. James Squirrel, CEO of Modern Dental Pacific Group encompassing TrioClear was at the ceremony to help celebrate with his team. “We’re really fortunate to have an incredibly passionate and creative team. The product behind this award was five years in development and has been a long-term priority for us. This award is fantastic recognition for all our team’s really hard work,” Mr Squirrel said.

The awards process, convened by the ADIA and judged by industry experts is designed as a reflective process for businesses and their teams, “The calibre of entries, which is always outstanding, seems to improve year on year. It’s really encouraging to see ADIA members getting value out the submission process itself, which is a really helpful tool to set goals going forward and celebrate your team,” Mr De Britt said.

Tabitha Acret of EMS took home the night’s Outstanding Achiever Award. She saw the awards night as a great way to touch base with others in the industry for inspiration. “It’s wonderful to see businesses awarded in areas like sustainability and community. It’s fantastic to see what other people are doing and exciting to see what you need to do to match that level,” Ms Acret said.

Entries will open for the 2023 Australian Dental Industry Awards later this year.

The ADIA President and Board also took the opportunity to present service awards on the evening, including celebrating four businesses for the enormous milestone of 50 years of membership with ADIA.


Australian Dental Industry Award Winners

  • Oral Health Partnership Award
    Kerr Australia


  • Sustainability Award


  • Tyro Innovation Award
    SDI Limited


  • Educational Initiative Award
    Dentsply Sirona


  • Community Service Award


  • Marketing Award
    Dentsply Sirona


  • EnergyAustralia Service and Support Award
    Simon Donaldson, Gold & Ceramics Dental Laboratory


  • Outstanding Achiever Award
    Tabitha Acret, EMS


ADIA Board Award Recipients

  • ADIA 50-Year Membership Award
    William Green
    Gunz Dental
    Henry Schein Halas


  • ADIA Industry Pioneer Award
    Georges Sara


  • ADIA Meritorious Service Award
    Mike Covey


  • ADIA President’s Award
    Joanne Challinor-Rogers

ADIA congratulates the winners in all categories.


For more information, please contact the Australian Dental Industry Association. P: 1300 943 094   



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ADIA CEO Update: Disaster Relief and Support for Small Businesses

Posted by ADIA on 10 March 2022
ADIA CEO Update: Disaster Relief and Support for Small Businesses

ADX Sydney Update

We currently have 6051 delegate registrations (4324 at the same time in 2020)

(NSW: 79%, VIC: 8%, QLD: 6%, Other: 7%) and 191 exhibitors confirmed for ADX Sydney.

Severe Weather and Flooding Support for Small Businesses

The Federal and State governments have confirmed further support for businesses impacted by flooding to support clean-up, rebuilding and recovery.


New South Wales:

Assistance is being provided to the following 45 local government areas in NSW through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA):

  • Armidale, Bayside, Ballina, Bega, Bellingen, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Byron, Camden, Campbelltown, Clarence Valley, Canterbury-Bankstown, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Eurobodalla, Fairfield, Georges River, Glen Innes Severn, Hastings, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Inner West, Kempsey, Kiama, Ku-rin-gai, Kyogle, Lismore, Liverpool, Mid Coast, Nambucca, Newcastle, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Port Macquarie/Hastings, Richmond, Ryde, Shellharbour, Sutherland, Tenterfield, The Hills,Tweed, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly and Wollongong.



The payments are being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for eligible applicants in the 19 local government areas of:

  • Brisbane, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Gold Coast, Goondiwindi, Gympie, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Moreton Bay, Noosa, North Burnett, Redland, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba


The support package includes:

  • $50,000 grants to assist small business and not-for-profit organisations that have suffered direct damage from the event.


Apply here if you're a small business in NSW


Apply here if you're a small business in QLD
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