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


2018 Priorities — Members making a difference

2018 Priorities — Members making a difference

1st Jan 18

Summary —

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

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

As the new year gets underway, thanks to the great contribution of employees from member businesses the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) sets about the task of continuing its support for dental product manufacturers and suppliers.

The projects and priorities flow from the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan which sees the Associaition progress initiatives that allow member businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.  These are all directed towards achieving the vision for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.

ADIA’s positive outward focus sees the industry engaging with stakeholders across government, the bushiness community and the dental profession to progress a number initiatives throughout 2018, including those listed below:

Market Research & Statistics —

  Launching a new online geospatial mapping tool to give the industry more information on the location of dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals.
  Publishing a new edition of the Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report.
  Publishing the ADIA Currency Monitor to help member businesses review and plan for exchange rate fluctuations.
  Growing the reputation of the sentiment surveys of business activity levels amongst dental product suppliers and dental practices.

Market Development —

  Building upon preliminary discussions to build a coalition to encourage more Australians to take responsibility for their oral health care by visiting the dentist.
  Boosting visitor numbers at the ADX18 Sydney and the 2018 ADIA Victorian Dental Show.

Policy Advocacy —

  Providing continued advice to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Minister for health to deliver the outcomes of the review into medicines and medical device regulation.
  Working with parliament to secure passage of legislation that will enhance the TGA’s ability to enforce penalties associated with illegal supply.
  Providing advice to a Senate Committee reviewing dental industry red tape.

Skills Development —

  Updating the ADIA Introduction To Dentistry Course materials.
  Setting about the task of developing the ADIA emerging Leaders Program.
  Convening the 2018 ADIA National Conference on the Gold Coast.

Reputation Engagement —

  Extending programmes that have seen more dentists look for the ADIA member logo when making purchasing decisions.
  Promoting awareness and compliance with the ADIA Code of Practice.
  Using the 2018 Australian Dental Industry Awards as a platform to promote industry excellence.

The projects and policy advocacy priorities listed above align with the 2016-18 ADIA Strategic Plan.  Each has a mapped delivery pathway plan which sets key milestones and success / failure criteria.  Most importantly, the ADIA Board has made the necessary financial investment to see each project through to fruition.

ADIA's greatest asset is its members, the businesses who allow their employees to volunteer and serve on the ADIA Board, national committees, state branches and special interest groups. This contribution, when coupled with the expertise and dedication of the team within the ADIA National Office, is what will deliver success in 2018.

It’s never been a better time to get involved in strengthening the industry.

Further Information —

To get involved in making a difference by supporting these projects simply join the relevant ADIA national committee.  To find out more send an email to or telephone 1300 943 094.  To keep up to date follow ADIA on Facebook at or subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental.

Currency Of Information & Disclaimer —

This update was issued on 1 January 2018 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. 


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