$67,000 Donation To Fund New Dental Research Grant
4th Dec 16
A research grant that will help the dental industry empower oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians has been created by Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) with a $67,000 donation to the Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF).
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ADRF is the nation's peak funding body for dental research and is a joint initiative of the ADIA and the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and is one of a number of areas where the two organisations work together. It has received a $67,000 grant from ADIA to fund a new research award into issues that will empower oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians, a key objective of the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan.
The ADIA Research Grant will be bestowed annually with an initial value of $25,000 and will be managed by ADRF. In announcing the grant the ADIA Chief Executive Officer, Troy Williams, said that this funding to the ADRF to support research into issues that will benefit both the dental industry and dental professionals. In many ways, this grant symbolises the symbiotic relationship that exists between the two sectors of Australia’s dental and oral health community.
ADIA's initial grant of $67,000 will fund the annual award which will be augmented with further donations made by ADIA and its dental industry partners.
In accepting the donation the ADRF Chair, Ms Pam Clark, said the research body couldn’t be happier with this strong commitment by industry to the work of the ADRF in supporting research. Ms Clark noted that ADIA has been a steadfast supporter of the ADRF since its inception and the creation of this new award backed by a sizable financial contribution shows leadership that she encourage the entire dental and oral health community to emulate.
The donation of $67,000 was raised from the sale of tickets to the continuing professional development program at the ADX16 Sydney exhibition, Australia’s premier dental event. ADIA is planning to continue this funding vehicle, supplemented by other revenue sources, to both increase the value of the award and provide sufficient funding for it to be perpetual in nature.
ADIA’s objective is for the new ADIA Research Grant to become the nation’s preeminent dental research grant that will provide a platform to look into the issues that will sustain initiatives that allow stakeholders to collaborate on pathways to help all Australians improve their oral health.
In thanking ADIA for its donation, Ms Clark encouraged stakeholders from across Australia’s dental and oral health community to get behind the ADRF’s important work. She said that the ADRF is a body that brings together ADIA, ADA and their respective memberships to undertake research on matters of dental and oral healthcare and as everyone in the dental community has a stake in this work, she encouraged others to follow ADIA’s lead.
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