Description of Conduct

On 18 July 2008 the Australian Dental Association lodged two applications for authorisation for possible price fixing conduct and exclusionary provisions with respect to shared practices in the dental profession.

On 10 December 2008 the ACCC issued a determination granting authorisation until 28 February 2013 to the Australian Dental Association for agreements as to the fees to be charged for dental services provided within shared practices with the following features:
- a common practice trading name
- shared staff, for example, dental hygienists, administrative and support staff
- shared dental records and treatment of patients by other members of the practice
- a common reception and premises
- shared dental equipment and supplies.

A copy of the ACCC's determination may be found below.


  • Australian Dental Association Inc

Authorisation number(s)

  • A91094
  • A91095


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