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 — Business organisations

The ability of the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) to positively influence the commercial, technical and regulatory environment in which the dental industry works owes a lot to ADIA's collaboration with like-minded business organisations in Australia and overseas.

The engagement with these organisations is undertaken within the context of the ADIA External Stakeholder Engagement Strategy and recognises that collectively, the business sector has achieved greater visibility for matters of shared interest by virtue of coming together on important issues. Many voices with the same message helped expand our visibility as industry leaders and made our industries more influential.

As the need arises, ADIA engages with the associations listed below to achieve lasting and positive change to the environment in which dental products are manufactured and supplied within Australia.

Key Umbrella Associations —

Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)
Australian Industry Group (Ai Group)
Council of Small Business Australia (CoSBA)

Key International Business Associations —

American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham)
Australia China Business Council (ABCB)
Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee (AJBCC)
European Australian Business Council (EABC)

Key Health Sector Industry Associations —

Accord - Hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products
Australian Self Medication Industry Association (ASMI)
Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA)
Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association (GMBA)
Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA)
Medicines Australia
Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman

Key Overseas Associations —

Association of International Dental Manufacturers (IDM)
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
OECD Business & Industry Advisory Committee

It is not uncommon for ADIA to work with other parliamentary, departmental and health professional 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
Health and dental professional associations

By working collaboratively with these organisations, ADIA has created an environment where the dental industry is stronger, more powerful and more influential.

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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