ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. Our vision is for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and wellbeing of all Australians...................... — ADIA Strategic Plan

Member Engagement —
ADIA-MIG Manufacturers Interest Group

A core function for the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is to foster the development of a domestic manufacturing capability for dental products. To this end, the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group is convened to allow local manufacturers to share the ideas and experiences required to succeed in an internationally competitive market.

Businesses participating in the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group benefit from ADIA’s ability to source information from across industry and government which is necessary to make informed investment decisions on product research and development in addition to market assessment. Work of the interest group includes:

Strengthen relationships with key stakeholders —

The interest group provides a platform for ADIA’s engagement with key stakeholders including the Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical Growth Centre (MTP Connect), AusTrade, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AusChamber), and the association of International Dental Manufacturers (IDM), the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AMCHAM), the Australia China Business Council (ABCB) and other key business sector stakeholders.

Review business conditions —

The ADIA Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report and ADIA Dental Industry Business Conditions Survey are reviewed along with other data that provides guidance on current conditions in the Australian market for dental products.

Understand and influence product standards —

The ADIA-MIG Manufacturer’s Interest Group works with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to ensure local manufacturers’ interests are considered when developing mandated standards, something best achieved through international harmonisation of regulatory standards.

When ADIA was founded in 1925, a founding principle was that the organisation should serve to “provide a medium for the exchange of views relating to dental products” and ninety years later we remain faithful to that task via the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group.

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The ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group conducts most of its business via email and the group convenes twice each year where it meets with a key external stakeholder from the sector. ADIA member businesses that manufacturer and / or export dental products are eligible to join the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group, so take the next step and become part of a growing community that shares your challenges and aspirations.

Further information on interest groups —

ADIA-MIG Manufacturers Interest Group Information Brochure [PDF]

The ADIA-MIG Manufacturers' Interest Group is an important part of the overall ADIA Member Engagement Framework and a key outcome of the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan which sets out a vision for industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in the activities of the ADIA National Committees or ADIA Special Interest Groups be sure to subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact ADIA national office via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.


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