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

Training — TGA Compliance Courses

The manufacture and supply of dental products is highly regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). To provide guidance to businesses across the dental industry on their regulatory obligations, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has developed two training courses.

These modules introduce the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) and its regulations with a focus on dental product suppliers. Each of the modules look at what requirements need to be met when introducing a new product to market and the ongoing obligations that suppliers have.

Module – TGA Introducing the Basics

This training module is presented in layman’s terms and assumes only dental product knowledge at a level presented by a salesperson or dental professional. It assumes no knowledge of the TGA and its legislation. The learning outcome will be: A basic understanding of what dental products constitute a medical device; how such products can be lawfully supplied in Australia; the work of the TGA; and how it impacts upon manufacturers and importers of dental products. [Read More]

Module – Reporting Requirements

This module introduces the work of the TGA, its legislation, and the obligations of local manufacturers and importers. The learning outcomes are: An understanding of the TGA's role; the regulatory guidance on product safety; what suppliers must tell the TGA; product documentation requirements; and obligations of suppliers to report problems. [Read More]

The content has been developed by ADIA in concert with the TGA and is tailored to the needs of businesses supplying products to dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals. The course presenter is Ms Clare Martin, who is a prominent member of the ADIA-PRPC Product Regulation Policy Committee, an ADIA representative on TGA technical committees and a member of the Association of Therapeutic Goods Consultants (ATGC).

Enrol today to secure your training place —

Module – TGA Introducing the Basics
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Module – Reporting Requirements — Dental laboratory products

Thursday, 7 February 2019
Thursday, 15 August 2019

Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Those attending these courses receive unique insights on the regulatory standards for medical devices as the courses are developed and offered by the dental industry's representatives on the TGA committees tasked with providing industry input into proposals for regulatory reform. These courses are an unparalleled opportunity to learn from those leading regulatory reform.

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 the development of these courses with a regulatory focus, the team the ADIA national office receive advice and guidance from members serving on the ADIA-ISPC Industry Skills Projects Committee.

Further Information —

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