ADM began as a hobby in a carport in the small town in central Queensland called Moranbah. It was setup to satisfy an interest in dental materials and the hope of establishing a commercial business.
Persistence, hard work and then even more hard work built ADM into a successful small dental manufacturing company. From the beginning, the philosophy has always been the same, to make dental materials in Australia and to replace some of the more expensive items.
ADM has grown from manufacturing a few products to manufacturing over thirty different items. ADM now operates under its own ISO 13485:2003 quality system which is audited by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
ADM's facilities include one of only a handful of clean rooms in Australia suitable for Class III medical devices.
With experience, ADM no longer produces the same product at a better price, we now produce better products at better prices.
Be under no illusion, manufacturing in Australia is tough. It is far easier to import cheap dental bric-a-brac, label it as Australian with some kind of Australia symbol, and then sell it for a huge profit.
But that's not what ADM is about.
What ADM is about is simple. "We are who we say we are and we do what we say we do." We manufacture dental materials in Australia. If its made by ADM, then it's made in Australia.
ADM is not into "huge advertising". We are the quiet achievers in the dental industry. We don't believe in the "hard sell". If you don't like it, don't buy it. We support the small suppliers just as we do the larger ones. And our focus is on what really matters – delivering good quality products.
Finally, we believe that it is pointless making great products if they are too expensive to use. To that end, we make sure we keep our prices very reasonable.
"We appreciate the strong support we have received over the past fifteen years from the dental community in Australia and promise to keep trying harder to do better, and to improve our products across the range.
A Sincere Thanks."
Dr. Matthew Athanassiadis
Australian Dental Manufacturing