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

ADIA Media Releases — 2015 Archive

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is the peak business organisation representing suppliers of products and services to dental professionals. Recognised by stakeholders across government and industry as an authoritative source of policy advice and market intelligence, ADIA is trusted to provide commentary on matters affecting the dental industry and the following is the list of archived 2015 releases.

.Date Issued — Media Release —
12 October 2015

2015 ADIA Queensland Dental Show Interest Builds
Across Queensland’s dental community excitement is building for the upcoming 2015 ADIA Queensland Dental Show. This boutique regional trade show is convened by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). [Read More]

7 October 2015

ADX16 Sydney Confirms Its Premier Dental Event Status
The international reputation of ADX16 Sydney as Australia’s premier dental event has been confirmed with nearly 95% of exhibition booths having been sold in the first sales release. [Read More]

1 October 2015

Dental Industry Red Tape Index Climbs Again
According to a recent survey conducted by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), Australia's manufacturers and suppliers of dental products are facing higher regulatory compliance costs. [Read More]

21 September 2015

Dental Industry Welcomes New Assistant Minister For Health
The peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has welcomed the announcement that Mr Ken Wyatt AM MP will become the new Assistant Minister for Health. [Read More]

15 September 2015

TGA's Increased Fees Reduce Competition For Dental Products
The range of dental products available to the Australian market is diminishing as a direct result of the TGA's botched attempt to reduce regulation of medical devices. This is the outcome of reports that ADIA has received from member businesses. [Read More]

14 September 2015

ADIA Life Membership Honour For Pam Clark, Cattani Australia
More than three decades of service to ADIA and the broader dental industry has seen Ms Pam Clark of Cattani Australia receive Life Membership of the Australian Dental Industry Association. [Read More]

30 July 2015

2015 ADIA WA Dental Show Interest Builds
The 2015 ADIA Western Australian Dental Show is being held over 7-8 August 2015 at the Technology Park Function Centre in Bentley, Western Australia. [Read More]

26 June 2015

Medical Device Review Gets Tick From Dental Industry
The report from a comprehensive independent review of medical device regulation has received support from the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. [Read More]

24 June 2015

Dental Industry Gears Up For Introduction Of New Code
The ADIA and its members are gearing up for the introduction of a new code of practice that is designed to ensure that decisions on management for healthcare needs are based on sound clinical evidence, not driven by incentives or other influences. [Read More]

12 June 2015

TGA To Keep Cash From Bungled Deregulation Attempt
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) looks set to keep the cash it will earn as a result of a bungled attempt to reduce regulatory compliance costs according to the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). [Read More]

26 May 2015

TGA’s Dental Industry Cash-Grab
Proposed regulatory reforms will remove the ability for a business to claim an exemption for the charge associated with putting a product on the ARTG if the sale of the product produces revenue of less than fifteen times the aforementioned charge. [Read More]

4 May 2016

ADIA Board Gains Healthcare Banking Executive
The peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to dental professionals, the Australian Dental Industry Association, has appointed Mr Paul Freeman, a senior healthcare banking executive, to its Board. [Read More]

19 March 2015

ADIA Welcomes Medtech & Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre Chair
The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) welcomes the announcement that Dr Bronwyn Evans has been appointed as the Chair of the Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals Growth Centre. [Read More]

17 March 2015

Parliamentary Committee Backs Reforms To Laboratory Product Regulation
A report released today from an ACT Legislative Assembly inquiry into the sourcing and supply of custom-made dental products made by dental laboratories has backed calls by the ADIA for there to be greater transparency in the information given to patients. [Read More]

19 January 2015

ADIA Gets Behind The Australian Made Campaign
The peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has become a Campaign Associate of the Australian Made Campaign. [Read More]

14 January 2015

10,000 ADIA Supporters On Facebook Page
Surpassing the milestone of 10,000 supporters on its Facebook page this week, the ADIA has reinforced its reputation in the not-for-profit sector as a leader in communications management and developing online communities. [Read More]

13 January 2015

ADX16 Sydney Seeking Seminar Partners
Associations representing dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals have been invited to offer components of their continuing professional development program as part of the ADX16 Sydney dental exhibition, Australia’s premier dental event. [Read More]

12 January 2016

TGA Red Tape Should Be Cut According To Dental Industry
Increased reliance on the work of overseas regulators will reduce red tape for the domestic medical device sector according to the ADIA, the peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers. [Read More]

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Dental Industry News

  • Dental Products Sales Up But Prices Down Says Survey

    6th Feb 18

    The latest assessment of business sentiment amongst dental product suppliers suggests that sales volumes increased in the second quarter of FY2017-18; however, there was sentiment of a decline in selling prices. More

  • Senate Set To Pass Medical Device Reforms

    3rd Feb 18

    A senate committee has recommended passage of legislation that will cut the the red tape associated with introducing new dental products to the Australian market. It's a legislative reform that ADIA has long argued for. More

  • Patient Implant Cards - A 19th Century Reform

    1st Feb 18

    Thanks to ADIA's advocacy, the dental industry looks set to escape a proposed TGA reform that would require patient information 'cards' to be provided to patients, a reform that ignores advances in electronic patient records. More

  • ADIA's Policy Advocacy Delivers New Approval Pathway

    30th Jan 18

    More expedient Australian market approval for new dental products is what legislative reforms before the parliament will achieve, something made possible as a result of ADIA's policy advocacy over a number of years. More

  • Research To Determine Dental Product Market Growth

    29th Jan 18

    A new edition of the Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report has been commissioned by ADIA, research that will provide the industry with the most authoritative assessment of the Australian dental products market. More

  • TPP Agreement Supports Medical Devices Trade

    25th Jan 18

    For the dental industry, and medical devices sector more broadly, the TPP Free Trade Agreement will improve the information available to importers and exporters and reduce unnecessary delays in approvals, improving standard-setting. More

  • TGA Reforms Deal Effectively With Illegal Supply

    24th Jan 18

    Proposed legislative amendments that provide the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) with stronger compliance and enforcement powers and graduated penalties for non-compliant behaviours has been endorsed by the dental industry. More

  • Dental Product Geospatial Market Analysis Launch

    9th Jan 18

    Dental product manufacturers and suppliers will gain new insights into the changing nature of the market thanks to ADIA’s pioneering geospatial mapping tool to be launched at the ADX18 Sydney dental exhibition. More

  • New Code Protects Professional Independence

    5th Jan 18

    Ensuring that decisions taken by dental professionals on patient diagnostic and treatment options are independent of undue influence by product suppliers is what underpins the industry's new code of practice. More

  • 2018 Priorities — Members making a difference

    1st Jan 18

    More market data, activities to drive sales, industry training and cutting red-tape are the projects that will be delivered in 2018, outcomes all made possible thanks to an engaged membership. More

  • Senate To Review Dental Industry Red Tape

    28th Dec 17

    ADIA has been invited to provide advice to the Senate’s select committee on red tape which is reviewing how the health sector is disadvantaged by regulations that are burdensome, complex, redundant or duplicated across jurisdictions. More

  • Dental Industry Welcomes New Jobs & Innovation Ministers

    20th Dec 17

    The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has welcomed the new Ministerial line-up that focusses on the creation of jobs and innovation by small businesses. More

  • 3D Printed Products - Industry Leads Regulatory Reform

    11th Dec 17

    The dental industry is leading the charge in development of new regulatory standards for 3D printed medical devices with the aim of allowing the sector to adopt this pioneering new technology as it evolves. More

  • ADIA Members To Get Geospatial Market Data

    8th Dec 17

    The dental industry will next year have access to the latest geospatial tools to analyse the market for dental products thanks to a major investment in member services by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). More

  • Number Of Dentists In Australia Climbs 3% to 16,732

    5th Dec 17

    The latest edition of the Australian Dental Workforce In Numbers Report shows the growth in the number of registered dentists to June 2017 was 2.9%, a rate slightly slower than the growth over the overall workforce. More

  • ADIA Members Invited To Participate In Code Admin.

    1st Dec 17

    ADIA member business are have the opportunity to strengthen the reputation of the dental industry as an ethical supplier of products by becoming involved in the committees that reviews the ADIA Code of Practice. More

  • ADSO's Formation To Provide Sector Leadership

    30th Nov 17

    As the transformation of dental practice ownership continues apace, the formation of an Association of Dental Support Organisations (ADSO) local chapter provides the sector with direction and a focus point for stakeholder engagement. More

  • Industry Gears Up For New Code Of Practice

    29th Nov 17

    The dental industry is preparing for a new edition of the ADIA Code Of Practice that seeks to ensure the dental industry's promotional activities do not inappropriately a healthcare professional's decision on patient treatment planning More

  • Goverment To Pay Its Small Business Bills Faster

    24th Nov 17

    Responding to advocacy by ADIA and other industry associations, the Australian Government has announced that for contracts worth up to $1 million it will pay invoices within twenty days, significantly improving small business cashflow. More

  • ADIA Briefs Prime Minister On Small Business Issues

    22nd Nov 17

    The important role that member businesses play in determining policy reform priorities comes to the fore as ADIA briefs the Prime Minister in parliament house on the issues important to small businesses in the sector. More

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