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

Industry Reference Groups —

From time to time issues arise where member businesses ask the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) to step in and provide the leadership necessary to arrive at a solution. Sometimes it is reform of government legislation and other times it is to develop a project such as a new training course or a new report on industry data. That's when an ADIA Industry Reference Group is formed.

All of the ADIA Industry Reference Groups share some common features including the fact that they have been formed to deal with a specific issue. When that issue has been successfully addressed, the committee members are thanked for their service and the group is disbanded.

In response to requests from members, the following ADIA Industry Reference Groups are currently active:

Teeth Whitening Industry Reference Group —

The focus of this group is to allow members to provide technical advice to ADIA staff on teeth whitening products so that regulations associated with supply are clear and nationally consistent. [Read More]

Minamata Convention Industry Reference Group —

As the Australian Government considers ratification of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, this group brings members together to provide technical advice to ADIA staff on matters associated with the supply of dental amalgam and its use, capture, and recycling. [Read More]

Government Tendering Industry Reference Group —

This group was formed to seek the input of member business on what ADIA's advice to government should be concerning reforms that make it easy for businesses of all sizes to compete for government business. [Read More]

Victorian Dental Chair Installation Industry Reference Group —

Regulatory requirements associated with the installation of dental chairs in Victoria are overly burdensome and this reference group provides technical advice to ADIA staff who are working to cut red tape in this area. [Read More]

Western Australian Digital Imaging Industry Reference Group —

The Western Australian Government's regulatory arrangements associated with ownership of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)/Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography (CBVT) digital imaging equipment are outdated. This reference group provides technical advice to ADIA staff who are leading efforts to have Western Australia's regulatory requirements more closely reflect those in other states/territories. [Read More]

If you're employed by an ADIA member business that supplies dental products and have particular skills and expertise in matters before one or more of the aforementioned ADIA Industry Reference Groups why not get involved? The time commitment isn't large, perhaps an hour a month, with most of the work undertaken via email and an occasional teleconference.

The Association's activities in this area and the additional resourcing that makes them possible stems from the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan. This commits ADIA to combining the excellent contacts and negotiating expertise of our staff with the practical experience of member businesses to invigorate the policy debate.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with the issues before the ADIA Industry Reference Groups, be sure to follow ADIA on Facebook at and subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental. For information on getting involved check out the page for the group that's of interest to you or send an email to or telephone 1300 943 094.

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