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


Aussie Dental Product Manufacturers Band Together

Aussie Dental Product Manufacturers Band Together

16th Mar 17

Summary —

Dental product manufacturers from across the nation are getting together to share ideas and experiences in order to strengthen this important sector of Australia's high-technology manufacturing industry.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

A core function for the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is to foster the development of a domestic manufacturing capability for dental products. To this end, the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group is convened to to build a collaborative forum where local manufacturers to share the ideas and experiences required to succeed in an internationally competitive market.

Businesses participating in the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group benefit from ADIA’s ability to source information from across industry and government which is necessary to make informed investment decisions on product research and development in addition to market assessment. Work of the interest group includes:

Strengthen relationships with key stakeholders —

The interest group provides a platform for ADIA’s engagement with key stakeholders including the Medical Technology and Pharmaceutical Growth Centre (MTP Connect), AusTrade, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AusChamber), and the association of International Dental Manufacturers (IDM), the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AMCHAM), the Australia China Business Council (ABCB) and other key business sector organisations.

Review business conditions —

The ADIA Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report and ADIA Dental Industry Business Conditions Survey are reviewed along with other data that provides guidance on current conditions in the Australian market for dental products. ADIA also provides the opportunity for member to have a say on the development and revision of Australian Standards and those published by the International Standards Organisation (ISO).

Change government policy —

As a respected contributory to the policy debate ADIA is asked to provide advice and guidance on government policy relating to free trade policy, with a particular reference on reducing technical barriers to trade.  As a member of the ADIA-MIG Manufacturer’s Interest Group you'll get to contribute to this work.

Understand and influence product standards —

The ADIA-MIG Manufacturer’s Interest Group works with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to ensure local manufacturers’ interests are considered when developing mandated standards, something best achieved through international harmonisation of regulatory standards.

The ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group is an exercise in collaboration where its members conduct their work via email and the group convenes twice each year where it meets with a key external stakeholder from the sector.

ADIA member businesses that manufacturer and / or export dental products are eligible to join the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group, so take the next step and become part of a growing community that shares your challenges and aspirations.

Become A Member Of The Interest Group —

ADIA-MIG Manufacturers Interest Group - Application form [PDF]

The ADIA-MIG Manufacturers' Interest Group is an important part of the overall ADIA Member Engagement Framework and a key outcome of the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan which sets out a vision for industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.

When ADIA was founded in 1925, a founding principle was that the organisation should serve to “provide a medium for the exchange of views relating to dental products” and ninety years later we remain faithful to that task via the ADIA-MIG Manufacturers’ Interest Group.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support.  The ADIA-MIG Manufacturers Interest Group provides a vehicle for members to provide advice and guidance on how ADIA supports Australia's dental manufacturing sector. 

Further Information —

For further information for ADIA's activities to support Australia's dental product manufacturing sector contact ADIA via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094.  To keep up to date on all that's happening at ADIA, follow the Association on Facebook at or subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental.

Currency Of Information & Disclaimer —

This update was issued on 16 March 2017 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations. The statements, regulatory and technical information contained herein are believed to be accurate and are provided for information purposes only. Readers are responsible for assessing its relevance and verifying the accuracy of the content. To the fullest extent permitted by law, ADIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense incurred in relation to or arising as a result of relying on the information presented here. 

This publication is available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence, with the exception of the ADIA logo, images and where stated.

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