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

Advocacy & Stakeholder Engagement — An introduction

As the peak representative body for suppliers of products and services to dental professionals, advocacy priorities at the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) is developed by, and on behalf of, members in pursuit of a vibrant dental industry where government supports business growth and workplace innovation whilst removing excessive and sometimes redundant regulation.

The dental industry comprises businesses that range in size from small family entities through to local operations of large, multinational therapeutic product suppliers. They share common aspirations for the growth of their business, the creation of jobs and the financial sustainability of the dental industry. Naturally, they are bound by a universal commitment to the supply of quality dental products and services. To excel, these businesses will benefit from a reduction in red tape and lifting restrictions which limit flexibility and innovation.

There are several aspects to ADIA's policy advocacy that includes being proactive in driving a reform agenda, engaging with parliamentarians and other external stakeholders in addition to responding to invitations to comment on reform. For more information on ADIA's work in these areas, please review the following information:

ADIA Parliamentary Engagement —

The ADIA Parliamentary Engagement Strategy is designed to preserve the Association's status amongst politicians as a recognised source of sound advice and guidance. [Read More]

ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement —

Engagement with external stakeholders allows ADIA to achieve its vision for and industry that empowers oral health professionals to advance the health and well-being of all Australians. [Read More]

ADIA Advocacy Agenda —

This landmark documents sets out the reforms required by government that will allow manufacturers and suppliers of dental products to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably. [Read More]

ADIA Policy Statements —

The demonstrated capacity for ADIA to offer government consistent policy advice is derived from the Association's clearly defined policy positions on matters ranging from business taxation, workplace reforms to dental product regulation. [Read More]

ADIA Current Member Consultation —

Member businesses play a lead role in developing ADIA's response to invitations from the Australian Government to comment on reform proposals. Listed in this section are the matters currently before the members. [Read More]

In conjunction with our advocacy partners including the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AusChamber) and at a global level the association of International Dental Manufacturers (IDM), we look forward to supporting the growth and profitability of member businesses.

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 at a parliamentary and departmental level to create an environment in which member businesses can grow, create jobs and operate sustainably the team in the ADIA national office received advice and guidance from members serving on national committees and who belong to special interest groups. Updates to members are provided online and at the quarterly briefings convened by ADIA State Branches.

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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