New agreement between ADIA & BDIA
Two of the leading organisations representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers will sign a cooperative agreement this week.
The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) and the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) have enjoyed a close working relationship for more than fifty years and this will be cemented through a new framework for information sharing and cooperation on issues of mutual interest.
“The dental industry in Australia and Britain jointly understand the importance of the role that industry has in supporting dental professionals to deliver optimal oral health. This is achieved through the investment by dental product manufacturers in new and innovative patient treatment options and in this area there is so much that the ADIA and BDIA membership can learn from each other,” said Mr Troy Williams, ADIA Chief Executive Officer.
ADIA and BDIA share the policy objective of achieving convergence of the regulations for the market approval of medical devices. Given that in Australia and in Britain the regulatory framework for the approval of medical devices is based upon that of the European Union there is a lot that the two organisations benefit from different perspectives on the same regulatory approach.
“In the context of Brexit it’s likely that, in many respects, Britain’s dental product regulatory framework may eventually look increasingly like that of Australia. We expect that in the coming years, just like in Australia, the regulations will be based heavily upon those of Europe but with some opportunities for important changes that reflect local conditions,” said Mr Edmund Proffitt, BDIA Chief Executive Officer.
Another important area where the membership of ADIA and BDIA stand to benefit from mutual the agreement is in the area of promoting their respective members’ products overseas. Both organisations will be hosting national pavilions at key international dental trade shows such as IDS Cologne and IDEM Singapore.
The agreement between ADIA and BDIA will be signed at ADX18 Sydney, Australia’s premier dental event and the nation’s largest healthcare tradeshow that’s being held over 23-25 March 2018 at the International Convention Centre Sydney.
Taken from Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) Media Release 20 March 2018