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

For Professionals — Recognising a Symbiotic Partnership

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) recognises and promotes the symbiotic relationship that exists between the the dental industry, dentists, and allied oral healthcare professionals. The ability for the dental industry to provide innovative products and services is entirely dependent upon the work of dental professionals, their commitment to quality care, and commercially sustainable dental practices.

If you are a dentist or allied oral healthcare professional it is natural that you have an interest in the issues facing manufacturers and suppliers of quality dental products. To this end, the ADIA is pleased to outline the policies, projects, and priorities in which the dental industry and dental profession have a shared interest.

For Professionals — Dental exhibitions and trade shows

From Australia's premier dental event, ADX18 Sydney, through to boutique regional exhibitions, ADIA manages trade shows that allow dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals to see the latest products from Australia and overseas. [Read More]

For Professionals — FDI World Oral Health Day

A key highlight for the profession is World Oral Health Day (WOHD) which is celebrated every year on 20 March. It is an international day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and to promote worldwide awareness of the issues around oral health and the importance of looking after oral hygiene to everyone old and young. [Read More]

For Professionals — NDF National Dental Foundation

The National Dental Foundation (NDF) provides you with a unique opportunity to join a group of dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and other volunteers dedicated to the provision of quality dental care to those Australians most in need. [Read More]

For Professionals — List of professional associations

There are a number of organisations which dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals can join, all of which are listed here. ADIA is pleased to maintain a cooperative working relationship with each body, helping their members to best serve their respective professions. [Read More]

One of the most frequent questions that ADIA receives from dentists and allied oral healthcare professions is guidance on regulatory issues associated with the importation and use of dental products. The following guidance is designed to assist you in complying with the current regulatory standards:

Product Regulation - Purchasing dental product using the internet

If you are considering purchasing dental products from overseas it is important that you understand your legal obligations, what's required of you by the Australian Government, and your obligations to patients. There are also implications in regards to your professional indemnity insurance. [Read More]

Product Regulation - Regulatory standards for teeth whitening products

Recent changes to the regulations for teeth whitening products allow higher-strength products only to be supplied to patients by registered dental professionals. Find out about how the new laws affect registered dental professionals and others wanting to see teeth whitening products. [Read More]

ADIA is the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of quality dental products and our activities. ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy, and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities, and directly benefit from the results.

Further Information —

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Dental Industry News

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    29th Jun 18

    As a result of lengthy negotiations in Parliament House the Australian Government will work with ADIA to monitor how the new medical devices fee will be implemented in order to reduce the dental industry's compliance costs. More

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    17th May 18

    The Australian Government has launched a national awareness campaign to get to get more Australians into ground-breaking clinical trials with the objective of offering better diagnosis, treatment and ultimately care. More