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Membership — Eligibility criteria


The decision to join the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is an important step in the development of your business, it sends a strong signal about your business’ commitment to excellence in the provision of products and services to dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals.

The first step is to determine which category of membership is right for your business as this affects which form you complete. To assist you, the following table lists the type of businesses that typically wish to join ADIA and the relevant category of membership:

Scope of your business' operations —

Eligible Category

We manufacture, import or supply dental products such as dental equipment, instruments, tools, restorative materials and other products that meet TGA requirements.


We manufacture, import or supply dental laboratory products (custom made medical devices) such as dental crowns, bridges and veneers that meet TGA requirements


We manufacture, import or supply medicines (prescription and over-the-counter), disinfectants and similar products that meet TGA requirements.


We supply professional services to dental professionals including recruitment, financial services, legal, practice management and training courses.


We provide services associated with the design, construction and fit-out of dental surgeries and other healthcare facilities. [PDF Form]


We provide services to other businesses in the dental industry which may include regulatory affairs, legal, human resource / recruitment and payroll functions.


We are a government agency, non-profit training provider or similarly structured organisation offering services to dentists and allied oral healthcare providers


We provide dental and oral healthcare services to patients on an individual basis, through a dental practice or via hospital system.


In addition to these requirements your business must be able to demonstrate that it complies with the eligibility criteria set out in the ADIA Constitution and bylaws. These are fair and transparent requirements apply equally to each current and new member and are set out below:

Membership eligibility criteria that must be met —

For Corporate Membership and Affiliate Membership your business must be a private company, a publicly listed company (e.g. on the ASX), a partnership or a sole-trader.
For Associate Membership your business must be a not-for-profit organisation, government agency or a similarly structured organisation.
An acceptance of the ADIA Code of Practice and the obligations its places on members.
For Corporate Membership your business must be able to demonstrated that (where required by law) the products supplied are listed on the TGA Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.
For dental laboratories applying for Affiliate Membership your business must be able to demonstrate that it has advised the TGA of its manufacturing / supply activities.
The commercial integrity test set out in the by-laws relating to the financial history of the business (e.g. record of administration / liquidation) and that of Directors must be satisfactorily met.

Although these requirements may seem complex the experience has shown that any business that is able to demonstrate that it operates in a manner consistent with its statutory obligations is generally admitted to membership without demur.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to the Association's work to ensure that the membership provides a meaningful return on each member's investment, the team in the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-MSC Membership Services Committee and who attend ADIA State Branch briefings.

Further Information —

To keep up to date with how ADIA is working to support suppliers of products and services to dental professionals, subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.

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