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

Stakeholder Engagement — Dental sector organisations

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has a vision for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians. This is set out in the 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan and sees the Association work with other associations across the entire dental community.

ADIA's work with stakeholders in the healthcare sector is undertaken within the architecture set out in the ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy. This sees creating initiatives that allow stakeholders to collaborate on pathways to help all Australians improve their oral health. ADIA also works with selected organisations in the private health insurance sector to share data in order to allow member businesses to better understand the opportunities that exist in the sector. Some of the organisations that ADIA works with are listed below:

Australian Dental Association —

Australian Dental Association - Federal office [EXT. LINK]
Australian Dental Association - New South Wales Branch [EXT. LINK]
Australian Dental Association - Queensland Branch [EXT. LINK]
Australian Dental Association - South Australian Branch [EXT. LINK]
Australian Dental Association - Victorian Branch [EXT. LINK]
Australian Dental Association - Western Australian Branch [EXT. LINK]

Key Professional Societies —

Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS) [EXT. LINK]
Australian & New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry (ANZPD) [EXT. LINK]
Australian Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia and Sedation in Dentistry (ASAASD) [EXT. LINK]
Australian Society for Implant Dentistry (ASID) [EXT. LINK]
Australian Society for Special Care In Dentistry (ASSCID) [EXT. LINK]
Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) [EXT. LINL]

Key Para-Professional Associations

Australian Dental & Oral Health Therapists Association (ADOHTA) [EXT. LINK]
Australian Dental Prosthetists Association (ADPA) [EXT. LINK]
Dental Assistants Professional Association (DAPA) [EXT. LINK]
Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) [EXT. LINK]
Oral Health Professionals Association (OHPA) [EXT. LINK]

Key Student Organisations —

Australian Dental Students Association (ADSA) [EXT. LINK]

It is not uncommon for ADIA to work with other business organisations plus parliamentary, departmental and health sector stakeholders to advance the interests of dental product manufacturers and suppliers. For a listing of these stakeholders, select a link from the list below:

Other Key Stakeholders —

Australian parliamentary stakeholders
Australian government departmental and agency stakeholders
Business and industry associations
Health sector business and industry associations

ADIA's engagement with these Australian Government stakeholders recognises that the dental industry's participation in government decision making is a vital component in achieving balanced reform outcomes. It allows the Australian Government to benefit from the experience, advice and guidance offered by businesses that manufacture and supply dental products.

The 2016-20 ADIA Strategic Plan sets a clear vision for an industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians. The ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy is part of our strategy to achieve this vision.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. The issues that ADIA staff progress progresses at a parliamentary and departmental level are identified by members serving on the ADIA National Committees. Updates are provided online at to members attending ADIA State Branch Briefings.

Further Information —

If you have an interest in ADIA's work at a parliamentary and departmental level to secure the policy reforms that support businesses in the dental industry, 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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