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

News & Media — 2017 Media releases

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.

Date Issued — Media Release —

8 August 2017

3D Printing And Dental Product Regulation
The ADIA membership is reviewing the regulatory issues associated with 3D printed dental products, highlighting how the dental industry pioneers the introduction of innovative new patient solutions. [Read More]

17 July 2017

ADIA Wins 'Association Of The Year' Award
"ADIA was named 'Association of the Year' before more than three hundred stakeholders from across the not-for-profit sector at a gala dinner held in Sydney on 17 July 2017. [Read More]

13 July 2017

Red Tape Reduction For Victorian Dental Chair Installers
In a move welcomed by the dental industry, dental chair installers in Victoria will face less red-tape following a decision by the state’s electrical regulator to no longer require dental chair installations to be certified in some circumstances. [Read More]

11 July 2017

100,000+ Strong ADIA Facebook Community
Surpassing the 100,000 supporter mark, the Facebook page run by ADIA has grown to become one of the largest not-for-profit social media communities in the nation. [Read More]

15 June 2017

Parliament’s Passing Of Medical Device Reforms Welcomed
ADIA has welcomed legislative reforms that will reduce the costs associated with conformity assessment, the process of making sure medical devices meet TGA’s standards for design and performance. [Read More]

13 June 2017

Pam Clark AO — Recognising an industry leader
ADIA Directors, members and staff have congratulated Ms Pam Clark AO who was appointed as an Officer in the general division of the Order of Australia. The announcement was made by Government House during the 2017 Queens Birthday Celebrations. [Read More]

9 June 2017

TGA’s Initiative To Explain 1,069 Pages Of Legislation Welcomed
The medical devices regulatory framework is complex and verging on indecipherable for businesses in the dental industry. It’s for this reason the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has welcomed the launch of the SME Assist initiative by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). [Read More]

2 June 2017

TGA's New Penalty Framework Gets Dental Industry Tick
Proposed reforms that will strengthen the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) ability to better deal with instances of illegal supply have been strongly endorsed by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products. [Read More]

30 May 2017

TGA Fee Cut Alleviates Dental Industry’s Compliance Costs
The peak body representing manufacturers and suppliers of dental products, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has welcomed advice that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) plans to reduce most of its annual charges by 4.96% for the coming year. [Read More]

16 May 2017

Fines For The Illegal Supply Of Dental Products To Top $10Mil
From 1 July 2017 the maximum penalty the importation or supply of dental products without first meeting TGA requirements will exceed $1 million for individuals and $10 million for companies in some cases. [Read More]

11 May 2017

20,000 Reasons To Invest In New Dental Equipment
Dental practices across Australia are being encouraged to make an investment in new equipment that supports delivery of dental care, and take advantage of an extension of Australian Government tax concessions to do so. [Read More]

9 May 2017

Dental Industry Gives 'Predictable' Budget A Tick
The peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has endorsed the 2017 Australian Government budget as a stable, predicable document. [Read More]

27 April 2017

ADIA National Office Opened By Small Business Minister
The new national office of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) was opened by the Minister for Small Business, the Hon. Michael McCormack MP, on 26 April 2017. [Read More]

26 April 2017

Dental Products Sales Growth To Continue According To Report
The latest edition of the Australian Dental Products Business Conditions Survey covers the FY2016-17 third quarter and provides industry sentiment that the growth in dental product sales volumes has been sustained. [Read More]

20 April 2017

Pioneering Periodontal Disease Treatment Research Funded By Grant
ADIA has provided further funding into pioneering research that seeks to develop an innovative treatment option for periodontal disease. [Read More]

11 April 2017

ADX Sydney Growth To Be Driven By Events Sector Leader
Australia’s premier dental event, ADX Sydney, will be transformed following the appointment of an events-sector leader, Ms Linda Gaunt, to the staff of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). [Read More]

2 April 2017

90% Of Dental Industry To Benefit From Company Tax Cut
The reduction in company tax rates passed by the Senate last Friday will benefit more than ninety per cent of business in the dental industry according to the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). [Read More]

30 March 2017

Company Tax Cut Will Create Med-Tech Manufacturing Jobs
The peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), is calling on the Senate to pass in-full legislation that would reduce the company tax rate from 30% to 25% over ten years to 2026-27. [Read More]

28 March 2017

Senate Report On Medical Device Reform Legislation Welcomed
A senate report recommending passage of legislation to amend the Therapeutic Goods Act (Cth) 1989 has been welcomed as an important red tape reduction measure, making it easier to get market approval for innovative products. [Read More]

20 March 2017

2017 Australian World Oral Health Day Lecture
At the 2017 Australian World Oral Health Day Lecture, Professor Joerg Eberhard, from the University of Sydney will outline how oral diseases affect the health of the whole body, the opportunities and challenges dentistry faces. [Read More]

18 January 2017

Red Tape Reduction Must Be A Priority For New Health Minister
The Australian Dental Industry Association, has welcomed the appointment of the Hon. Greg Hunt MP as Minister for Health. In doing so, ADIA has signalled an intent to work with the new Minister to cut the red tape associated with supplying dental products. [Read More]

17 January 2016

Inaugural Australian World Oral Health Day Lecture
The first in a series of annual lectures convened by ADIA to support World Oral Health Day will focus on the need to better understand the links between oral and general health. [Read More]

10 January 2016

Dental Industry Backs Government Stance on Minamata Convention
The ADIA has backed proposals for the Australian Government to run a national communications campaign promoting voluntary installation of dental amalgam waste traps and separators. [Read More]


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