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 ADIA Conference — Program Day 1

The program that is being assembled for the 2018 Australian Dental Industry Growth Conference is all about gearing your business for growth, so plan to be on the Gold Coast over 26-27 October 2018.

Over two days hear from leaders across the dental community, broader business community and government in order to understand how business is changing and the opportunity it presents.

.8.15m Registration and pre-event coffee


Phil Jolly — ADIA National President


Using Customer Validation To Drive Your Online Strategy
Nathan Bush
12 High

So your business has a website, people visit it and purchase from it and that gives your business great insights into your customer database. In this presentation that's sure to add value to your business, you'll learn to make best use of the data analytical tools that let you create a customer-centric online experience.


And You Thought Surgical Steel Was Boring
Simon Bookallil - Bashful

The first dental product catalogues were published in the late 1880s and featured pictures of dental instruments and one hundred years later many businesses still use this format. It's time to make your business stand out and thanks to this presentation you'll develop a vision of what's possible with your marketing tools.


Issues Facing Dental Professionals
Matthew Hopcraft
— Australian Dental Association (Victorian Branch)

Just what are the issues keeping dentists awake at night? You'll hear from the Chief Executive Officer of the ADA Victorian Branch about the challenges before the profession and the opportunity that exists for businesses to support dentists in dealing with change.

.11:00am Morning tea


Every Business Can Lead Change
Dai Le
Dawn Network

In this inspiring conversation you can help lead the change that will result in diversity amongst your team that drives innovation. You'll see why having a workplace full of people just like you isn't a good business dynamic and go away with the enthusiasm to nurture a culturally diverse leadership pipeline.


Understanding Your Business Culture
Shelly Baker
Nexus Human Resources

There's more to business success than having the right skills mix, the key can be found in building the right culture. Here you'll find out about what it takes to create a workplace where your team is happy, engaged, and want to play an active role in supporting everyone in the business achieve their goals.

.12:30pm Lunch

Building A Confidence In Australia's Dental Products
Mike Rowe — Therapeutic Goods Administration

A series of reforms have provided new tools that allow the Australian Government to provide healthcare professionals and patients with greater confidence in the safety of dental products. Find out about Operation Carina, the Australian Government's project focussed on taking action against those illegally supplying dental products.


Where Are Your Customers Hiding?

Around 23,000 registered dental professionals work in some 11,000 businesses involved in the provision of dental and oral health care, but where are they working? In this interactive demonstration you'll see where dental professionals are located and where the growth is in a tool that's great for your business' planning.

.2:30pm Afternoon Tea


The Future Of Corporate Dentistry In Australia [Panel Discussion]
Michelle Aquilina
Primary Dental & Daryl Holmes 1300 Smiles

The continual evolution of Dental Support Organisations (DSO) are changing the environment in which dental and oral health care is delivered and the dental product distribution channels. Hear from two sector leaders about how DSO's operate and their focus on preserving professional independence and enhancing patient care.


ADIA Strategic Review & Annual General Meeting
Phil Jolly — ADIA National President

Celebrate a year of achievement in which ADIA has achieved much to grow sustainable businesses through representation, promotion, information, and education. It's a great chance to find out about the vision for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.


Day One Wrap-up

5:30pm Pre-dinner welcome drinks
6:30pm Dinner

The 2018 Australian Dental Industry Growth Conference is presented by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, and is an event that's designed to help achieve our vision of an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians.

Further Information —

For further information on the conference and your business' participation, contact ADIA via email at or by telephone on 1300 943 094. Keep up to date with the latest conference news by following ADIA on Facebook at and by subscribing to the Twitter feed @AusDental.


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