Discover the latest dental tools, equipment and technology from Australia and overseas at the nation’s largest healthcare trade show. By Kerryn Ramsey
Dental professionals will have the opportunity to see more, buy more and learn more at Australia’s premier dental event, ADX18 Sydney. This biennial exhibition organised by the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) takes place at the new International Convention Centre Sydney on 23-25 March.
With more than 10,000 professionals from around the world coming together, ADX18 Sydney is much more than just a trade show. It’s a chance to meet longstanding contacts, strengthen existing professional relationships, meet the industry’s emerging leaders, and hear clinical and non-clinical talks.
Savvy dentists will get to hear about the latest products that save time and money in their practices. “Dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals get the chance to meet leading suppliers and have an in-depth discussion with them about how the latest advances in medical technology can support dental care,” says ADIA chief executive officer Troy Williams. Additionally, new innovative products will be launched into the Australian market for the first time.
More than 500 exhibition booths will take over two floors in the building. The booths range from surgical supplies to ultrasonic equipment; from amalgamators to autoclaves; from cabinets to office furniture; from debt collection services to insurance; from patient financing systems to retirement programs; from flossing materials to fluoride products, and much more.
“Sure, it’s possible to read about these products online but nothing beats having a firsthand look and talking to the clinical experts who can provide advice on how to introduce them into a dental practice,” says Williams.
ADX18 Sydney gives dentists the chance to increase their knowledge base with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program, which has more than doubled in size since the 2016 show. The 17 international speakers include Professor Ove Peters (‘Advanced Endodontics: Root To Crown’), Dr Sam Shamardi (‘Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Dentistry’), and Dr Stephen Pak (‘Implant Surgical Guide—Truth and Lies’) and much more. And at the show, don’t miss the Dental Digital Marketing Bootcamp by Bite magazine’s Rob Johnson.
Williams says that the most pleasing aspect of ADX18 Sydney is the extraordinary levels of support this event has received from key stakeholders including the various state branches of the Australian Dental Association, the Dental Alumni Society of the University of Sydney, and the Australian Association of Practice Management.
“Sure, it’s possible to read about these products online but nothing beats having a firsthand look and talking to the clinical experts who can provide advice on how to introduce them into a dental practice.”—Troy Williams, chief executive officer, ADIA
“These associations are all hosting networking events, offering a valuable opportunity to catch up informally with colleagues new and old,” says Williams. “This is part of the reason so many attendees are travelling from interstate. They are making the trip to be part of something special. ADX18 Sydney brings together the entire dental community.”
The trade show also encourages attendees to bring their families. ICC Sydney is well positioned for the family to explore the surrounding Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, King Street Wharf and Barangaroo which boasts a raft of attractions, shops and eateries. Who can resist dining at a harbourside restaurant as the sun gently sets?
While ADX18 Sydney offers a range of special events, the Welcome Cocktail Function on the exhibition floor is not to be missed. It’s a great way to catch up with colleagues and friends. It also provides a wonderful networking opportunity where product suppliers and manufacturers, dentists, practice managers and oral health professionals can grow their connections.
ADX18 Sydney selected the Australian Dental Research Foundation (ADRF)as its strategic partner. The revenue raised from CPD sessions offered by industry will be donated to the ADRF to support ongoing research.
“For more than 40 years, ADRF has provided funding that’s allowed early career researchers to better understand ways to improve the oral health of all Australians,” says Williams. “This practical support ranges from increasing brand awareness to financial support. Everyone attending ADX18 Sydney is encouraged to make a gold coin donation to support the ADRF.”
As Williams points out, “Dentists and oral health professionals who don’t get themselves to ADX18 Sydney are certainly missing out on something special.”
For more information on ADX18 Sydney, visit www.adx.sydney