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Membership —
Understanding The Eligibility criteria

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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.

An important 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, supply or distribute dental products such as dental equipment, instruments, tools, restorative materials and other products that meet TGA requirements and are listed on the ARTG.

Join As A
Corporate Member

We manufacture, import or supply custom made medical devices that meet TGA requirements.

Join As An
Affiliate Member

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

Join As A
Corporate Member

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

Join As An
Affiliate Member

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

Join As An
Affiliate Member

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

Join As An
Affiliate Member

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

Join As An
Affiliate Member

Our business works to support the dental industry by providing regulatory consulting advice, advertising in magazines (published for dental professionals) or we partner with dental product suppliers to provide finance to dental practices. Join As An
Associate Member

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

Not
Eligible

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 that apply equally to each current and new member and are set out below:

Membership eligibility criteria that must be met —

For Corporate, Affiliate and Associate membership your business must be a private company, a publicly listed company (e.g. on the ASX), a partnership or a sole-trader.
An acceptance of the ADIA Code of Practice and the obligations it places on members.
For Corporate Membership your business must be able to demonstrate that (where required by law) the products supplied are listed on the TGA Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).
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.

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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.

Further Information —

If you would like to find out more about how ADIA membership supports the growth of your business and your own career development, simply send an email to membership@adia.org.au or talk to the ADIA team by calling 1300 943 094. You can also keep up to date by reviewing the Facebook page at www.facebook.com.au/dental.industry and subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental.

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