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

Media Release —
The Unregulated Dental Laboratory Products Myth

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— 31 July 2018
For Immediate Release

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The perception held in some quarters of the dental community that dental laboratory products are “unregulated” is entirely incorrect and is being corrected by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products.

“The regulatory standards for dental laboratory products are robust and provide high levels of patient safety. ADIA works with stakeholders from the dental community and government to raise awareness of, and compliance with, these regulatory standards,” said Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer.

ADIA’s efforts to help the dental community better understand how dental laboratory products are regulated include a course that provides an overview of the regulatory standards that all manufacturers and importers must adhere to. It also introduces the role of the nation’s medical device regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), in setting and enforcing the standards for dental laboratory products.

“This course is all about providing local manufacturers and importers with an understanding of what their obligations are when supplying dental laboratory products. It goes a long way to debunking the myth that dental laboratory products in Australia are unregulated,” Mr Williams said.

ADIA plays a lead role in the development of dental laboratory product standards as a result of its in-depth engagement with the TGA. Further, businesses that manufacture and import dental laboratory products come together under the umbrella of the ADIA-LIG Laboratory Interest Group to help the sector understand its regulatory compliance obligations.

“The work of the ADIA membership in coming together and helping the TGA enhance the regulatory framework for dental laboratory products is outstanding. However, developing the regulations is only the first step, we then need to raise compliance levels and that’s what this course is all about,” Mr Williams said.

The half-day course is being offered in Sydney on 30 August 2018 and in Melbourne on 11 October 2018. Registrations can be made via the website at:

www.adia.org.au/training

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Media Contact —

Brittany Butterworth
ADIA Communications Officer
t: 1300 943 094.....e: media@adia.org.au

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