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TGA Steps-up To Support Small Dental Product Suppliers

TGA Steps-up To Support Small Dental Product Suppliers

5th Sep 18

Summary —

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) remains committed to supporting SMEs in the dental industry through an initiative that provides free, practical, and useful resources that answer many questions asked of the regulator.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

Businesses across the dental industry have an important support of advice and guidance with the the SME Assist initiative by the TGA.

The SME Assist service provides free, practical, and useful online resources that answer many of the basic questions often asked of the TGA by businesses in the dental industry. There will be phone and email support from a dedicated team to help people with specific questions or more complex queries.  It can be accessed via the link below.


TGA SME Assist Portal —

The SME Assist portal contains articles that assist businesses in the dental industry to understand what medical devices are, what the obligations of business are, how the TGA regulates, and where they can go for help.

The launch of this initiative in 2017 followed sustained advocacy by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) that has let stakeholders from across government know that business in the dental industry need greater assistance when navigating their way through 1,069 pages of legislation that the TGA uses to regulate the manufacturing and supply of dental products.  

Member Engagement —

On matters associated with dental product regulation the team in the ADIA national office receives advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-PRPC Product Regulation Policy Committee.  Updates on the research are provided at the quarterly ADIA State Branch Briefings.  If your business has an interest in this matter, get involved today.

Further Information —

For further information from ADIA on matters associated with dental product regulation 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 5 September 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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