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-PRPC Product Regulation Policy Committee

The ADIA-PRPC Product Regulation Policy Committee allows businesses within the dental industry the opportunity to contribute to the development of policy and standards for the manufacture and supply of dental product. Its primary area of interest is the regulatory standards associated with the manufacture, importation, supply, and servicing of the equipment and consumables used by dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals.

ADIA's objective in progressing policy reform is that member businesses can supply dental product free from any unnecessary regulatory burden. The ADIA-PRPC committee's responsibilities include:

Regulatory Standards For Dental Products —

Review proposals for new/amended regulation associated with the manufacture, importation, and supply of dental products in Australia.

Australian & International Standards Development —

Coordinate ADIA's participation in, and contribution to, the development of Australian and international standards.

Industry Codes & Guidelines —

Coordinate ADIA's participation in, and contribution to, the development of codes and guidelines published by other stakeholders.

As ADIA is recognised by the Australian Government as the peak representative body for the dental industry, the ADIA-PRPC committee coordinates a response to various government inquiries and policy discussion papers on matters affecting the regulation of dental products in Australia and internationally.

ADIA-PRPC Dental Regulation Committee Members —

Joanne Challinor-Rogers — Dentsply Sirona (Committee Chair)
Pam Clark AO — Cattani Australia
Nigel Davis — A-dec Australia
David Smith — Ainsworth Dental
Clare Martin — Clare Martin & Associates
Jeff Clohessy — Empire Dental Services

Clarice Owyong — GlaxoSmithKline
Hamish Shah — Henry Schein Halas
Kim White — NOAL Australia
Ray Cahill — SDI Limited
Joshua Cheetham — SDI Limited
Greg Whiteley — Whiteley Corporation

Committee involvement is not a large investment of time but the returns to your business and the broader dental industry can be immense. If you have an interest in providing advice and guidance to the Australian Government, including the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), as it develops regulatory standards for dental products, join the ADIA-PRPC Committee today. Further information on joining the committee can be found online at:

National Committee Application Form —

ADIA National committee membership form [PDF]

We want businesses in the dental industry to succeed. It’s the sole reason ADIA was formed in 1925 and all of our activities are directed towards this task. To this end, ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy, and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities, and directly benefit from the results. The ADIA-PRPC Committee is your opportunity to make a difference.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in the work of ADIA's national committees for updates on current activities 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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