ADIA Media Releases | Australian Dental Industry Association

Media Releases

ADIA announces strategic partnership with Tyro Payments

Posted by ADIA on 7 February 2022
ADIA announces strategic partnership with Tyro Payments

    Robbie Cooke, the Chief Executive Officer of Tyro.

Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Tyro.

Over 58,000 Australian businesses are supported by Tyro. Through Tyro's partnership with ADIA, our members and their customers will be able to take advantage of fast, simple, and integrated EFTPOS services.

"We are delighted to partner with the ADIA and to boost our involvement with the dental industry," said Robbie Cooke, the Chief Executive Officer of Tyro.

"Tyro has a proud history of supporting the health sector, and we are passionate about helping create a better healthcare system by removing the pain associated with paying for care. We look forward to partnering with the ADIA to learn more about your sector, being involved in ADIA events and demonstrate how our innovative yet simple payments and claiming solutions can streamline the process for patients, dentists and healthcare funders alike."

ADIA CEO Kym De Britt said "The partnership between ADIA and Tyro is a pleasure. As a leader in EFTPOS solutions, Tyro is able to provide strong support to our members.

"The direct connection between ADIA and Tyro Payment allows our members and their customers to optimise the business through rapid sales and payments cycles."

Tyro experts will be available at ADX Sydney in March 2022 for members and dental professionals.

Posted in:ADIA PartnersMedia ReleaseNews & Media  

ADIA CEO Update - ADX Sydney 2022

Posted by ADIA on 24 January 2022
ADIA CEO Update - ADX Sydney 2022


ADX Sydney 2022


The Australian Dental Industry Association wishes to advise members and exhibitors that the upcoming ADX Sydney 2022 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) at this point in time is still planning to proceed on 17-19 March 2022.


At this stage, the NSW Government does not envisage implementing restrictions to prevent large events from proceeding. The current medical advice from NSW Health indicates that we've reached peak infection rates and should see case numbers dropping over the next few weeks.


The ADIA will implement the same robust COVID-safe strategy we had at ADX Sydney 2020 and ADX Melbourne 2021, including the use of face masks, sanitisation stations, and controlled entry and exit points.


There are currently 180 exhibitors confirmed, with a waitlist of 56 organisations wanting to exhibit at ADX and only 24 booths remaining for sale.


Delegate confidence in the community remains high. At the end of this week in 2018, we had 1406 registrations. In 2020 we had 1605 registrations. And as of today, we have 2720, almost double the registrations for the same time in 2018.

Over the next three weeks, we will monitor the situation closely and continue to update members and exhibitors on a weekly basis to advise of any changes leading up to the event.




HAVE YOUR SAY! To ensure we are continuing to provide services that are most valuable to you, please complete this quick survey: Your feedback is greatly appreciated.




Latest COVID-19 Business News

Pandemic Leave

The Fair Work Commission amended 99 modern awards to include unpaid 'pandemic leave' and allow the flexibility to take double the amount of annual leave at half pay. The operation of the unpaid pandemic leave provision of Schedule X - Additional measures during the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended in 73 awards until 30 June 2022.

Read more here.


Rent Relief Extended for Small Businesses

The NSW Government is extending rent relief regulation until March 13 for small business owners impacted by COVID-19.

Full details and how to apply:

Posted in:EventsIndustry NewsMedia ReleaseNews & MediaExhibitions, Events & AwardsCEO UpdatesCovid News  

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













Posted in:AwardsIndustry NewsMedia ReleaseNews & MediaExhibitions, Events & Awards  

ADIA CEO Update - Advocacy update and business grants

Posted by ADIA on 1 October 2021
ADIA CEO Update - Advocacy update and business grants

As part of our regular stakeholder engagement this month I met with the following associations to catch up on their activities and to discuss upcoming events, such as the Refresh Masterclass Workshop on Tuesday 9 November 2021 and ADX Sydney 17-19 March 2022.

  • Nick Williams (Chair) and Mel Pitto - NZDIG (NZ Dental Industry Group - part of MTANZ)
  • Bill Suen (CEO) - Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia
  • Di Woolcock (Executive Officer) - Australian Dental Prosthetists Association (ADPA)
  • Kerstin Baas (CEO) & Miranda Shoppee - Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO)
  • David Hallett (CEO) - Australian Dental Association Western Australia Branch (ADAWA)
  • Lisa Rusten (CEO) and Madonna McManus - Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch (ADAQ)

On behalf of ADIA I also participated in group online discussions with:

  • Hon. Anthony Albanese MP
  • The Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business
  • Jeremy Ungar - Israeli Trade Association
  • Mike Freelander MP (Chair) - Parliamentary Friends of Dentistry

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australia (EEAA), of which ADIA is a member, held its AGM this month. At this meeting I was appointed a Director. I attended the subsequent EEAA Board meeting.

I will continue to update you on the advocacy work ADIA undertakes on behalf of its members' interests.

Employers to receive wage subsidies

In other news, the Federal Government has pledged to pay half the wages of 100,000 apprentices for the next 12 months.

As part of a $1.2 billion commitment to upskill and reskill Australians into jobs, the Government will pay 50% of the wages of 100,000 new apprentices and trainees in their first year.

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy (BAC) is a 50% wage subsidy that is available to all Australian local business.

The BAC wage subsidy can apply to new apprentices and trainees signed up before (today) 30 September 2021.

The BAC wage subsidy is capped at $7,000 per quarter ($28,000 for the year) and is available until the 100,000 limit is reached.

“ Apprenticeships are an important pathway to get young people into jobs and to ensure there is a skills pipeline to meet the future needs of employers,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison, announcing the package.

To be eligible for payments under the Program, your employee must be:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • a foreign national with permanent residency status; or
  • a New Zealand passport holder who has resided in Australia for at least six months

Other Financial Incentives

As well as the $28000 wage subsidy the State and Federal Governments provide a number of incentives to trainees and employers.

Posted in:EventsIndustry NewsCEO Updates  

Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Refresh webinar: 5 ways to wellbeing

Posted by ADIA on 20 September 2021
Don't forget to register for tomorrow's Refresh webinar: 5 ways to wellbeing

Join special guest host Doris Sant from the Royal Melbourne Hospital at the September Refresh Webinar next Tuesday 21 September at 10:00 AM (AEST).


Click here to register

Key takeaways from Doris's 5 Ways To Wellbeing: Make Them Yours Australia!, session will include:
•    Discover how to use the website to achieve personal and collective staff wellbeing.
•    Doris will provide an understanding of the 5 Ways To Wellbeing framework, background and key messages. 
•    Suggestions on what companies can do to help maintain and improve the wellbeing of their employees.
•    Practical examples of how the 5 Ways framework is being used by The Royal Melbourne Hospital and other Australian organisations to support the wellbeing of staff and communities within and beyond COVID-19 and how these ideas could be applied.
•    An opportunity for questions to be answered and a list of resources made available.


About The Presenter
Doris Sant has worked in a Mental Health Promotion role with the Royal Melbourne Hospital, full time for past 12 years. Doris has a degree qualification in Youth and Community Development, and a post graduate degree in Health Promotion/ Public Health.  
One of her current projects with the Royal Melbourne Hospital is the ‘Five Ways To Wellbeing Australia’ initiative that grew out of a local Melbourne project with diverse communities in 2012 that has since grown to embrace an Australia-wide participation involving hundreds of community members, professionals, organisations and communities. 

Event:                             Refresh Webinar Series
Presentation Topic:       5 Ways To Wellbeing: Make Them Yours Australia!
Start Time:                     10:00 AM (AEST)
Date:                              Tuesday 21st September 2021
Venue:                           Online
Phone Enquiries:          1300 943 094
Email Enquiries: 


The Refresh Webinar Series will help you give new strength and energy to your business, through and post COVID-19. Join us for the next instalment in the Refresh Webinar!

Posted in:EventsIndustry News  

Sign up for our latest news and events

Contact Us

Follow Us On