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

Statistics — Information to grow your business

The dental industry is facing opportunities and challenges from a marketplace that is increasingly complex. Being able to understand and monitor the key drivers of industry profitability is an important way to support effective decision making, to that end the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) provides its members with valuable statistics on the market for dental products and services in Australia. Key reports produced include:

Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report —

Acknowledged globally as the nation's most authoritative assessment of the market for dental products, the Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report provides an annual sales data across all key product areas and reviews changes on a yearly basis. [Read More]

Australian Dental Products Business Conditions Survey —

This quarterly survey of Australian product suppliers reviews current conditions and future expectations across key measures including sales volumes, selling prices, business costs, wage costs, workforce size. It provides an excellent overview of the commercial environment in which the dental industry operates. [Read More]

ADIA Bite Magazine Dental
Practice Business Conditions Survey —

The ADIA Bite Magazine Dental Practice Business Conditions Survey is produced using feedback from individual dental practices across Australia. It reviews current business conditions and future expectations on a quarterly basis across a number of key indicators including the number of patient numbers and vacant chair time. It's a must-read for those wanting guidance on business sentiment across dental practices nation-wide. [Read More]

Dental Workforce Data —

Compiled by ADIA this statistics series reviews the size of the dental industry workforce and key demographics across the various professional groups. It provides guidance on the number of dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, oral health therapists and dental prosthetists by state / territory in addition to other statistics including number of hours worked and whether employed in the private or public sector. [Read More]

Dental Industry Red Tape Index —

Governments of all political persuasions make commitments to reducing red tape and to assess the impact of such commitments, ADIA commissioned the Australian Dental Industry Red Tape Index which is the nation's only longitudinal study on the compliance burden in the therapeutic products sector. [Read More]

This research is highly valued by ADIA members and particularly small businesses that would otherwise have limited access to information on the size of the market and current business conditions. It's all part of ADIA's commitment to support small business.

The Australian Dental Industry Intelligence Report and the Australian Dental Products Business Conditions Survey survey reflect ADIA’s commitment to provide member businesses with the tools to plan for the growth and sustainability of their businesses, and to help create jobs in Australia’s dental industry.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to ADIA's work to provide members with current industry statistics and forecasts, the team in the ADIA national office received advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-BAC Business Affairs Committee and who belong to special interest groups. Updates to members are provided online and at the quarterly ADIA State Branch Briefings.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in ADIA's work in compiling industry statistics for updates subscribe to the Twitter feed @AusDental or follow us on Facebook at Alternatively, you can contact the Association via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094..


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Dental Industry News

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