RESULTS OF CED GENERAL MEETING IN BRUSSELS


CED PRESS RELEASE OF 25 NOVEMBER 2015

 

Representatives of CED member and observer organisations met in Brussels, Belgium on 20 November 2015 for a regular six-monthly General Meeting, under the chairmanship of the outgoing President Dr. Wolfgang Doneus.

 

RESULTS OF CED ELECTIONS
During the plenary session, the CED members elected Dr. Marco Landi as new CED President for a three-year term. Dr. Hans Schrangl (Austria) and Dr. Piret Väli (Estonia) were elected as Directors and Dr. Alexander Tolmeijer was re-elected as Director. They join the current Directors Dr. Pirkko Grönroos (Finland), Dr. Roland L'Herron (France), Dr. Peter Engel (Germany) and Dr. Susie Sanderson (United Kingdom). The new CED Board assumed its powers on 21 November.

 

CED Board of Directors is composed of eight members who are dental practitioners and share the powers of administration of the organisation, including communication and representation of the CED towards third parties, in particular the European Institutions, as well as implementation of CED policy and overall management.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS DIRECTIVE
Mr Martin Frohn, Head of Unit Professional Qualifications and Skills from the European Commission’s Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs addressed the meeting on the changes resulting from the revised Professional Qualifications Directive which has to be transposed in national legislation by 18 January 2016. He noted that the introduction of the European Professional Card and of the alert mechanism signal a new era in cooperation between Member States on recognition of professional qualifications. Mr Frohn also updated the delegates in the current status of the mutual evaluation and transparency exercise under which national regulations of several professions have been examined, including those of dental hygienists for which no correlation between state of oral health and national regulation/responsibilities of the profession has been established.

 

COOPERATION WITH ECDC
CED members unanimously adopted a renewed mandate of the Working Group Infection Control and Waste Management. The revised mandate forsees enhanced cooperation with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). This will include te development of a webpage for ECDC website which would gather links to existing national guidance on infection control in dentistry.

 

USE OF AMALGAM SEPARATORS AND ENCAPSULATED AMALGAM
Members of the CED also unanimously adopted a revised mandate of the Working Group Amalgam and Other Restorative Materials. As part of the new mandate the Working Group recommended the use of amalgam separators and of encapsulated amalgam to mitigate the environmental impact of continued use of amalgam in dentistry.

 

TOOTH WHITENING FOR YOUNG PATIENTS
A renewed mandate of the CED Working Group Tooth Whitening Products was unanimously adopted by the CED plenary. The Working Group will gather, in cooperation with relevant organisations such as the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry scientific evidence on the safety of use of hydrogen peroxide to whiten the teeth of children and young people under the age of 18 which is currently prohibited under EU legislation but can be medically justified in certain cases.

The Council of European Dentists (CED) is a European not-for-profit association which represents over 340,000 practising dentists through 32 national dental associations and chambers from 30 European countries. Its key objectives are to promote high standards of oral healthcare and effective patient-safety centred professional practice across Europe, including through regular contacts with other European organisations and EU institutions.

 
 
 

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CED Brussels Office
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