• CED joins the Digital Health Society Group

    07 June 2017

    The Digital Health Society Group is an initiative of the upcoming Estonian Presidency. The Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia is launching the Digital Health Society (DHS) Declaration, as a call for actions about the strategies and actions to achieve the digital transformation of healthcare systems. This Declaration will be developed collectively through the Digital Health Society group.

  • CED participates in public consultation on AMR

    28 April 2017

    The CED - led by the Board Task Force Antibiotics - submitted its answers to the European Commission's consultation on possible activities under a "Commission Communication on a One Health Action Plan to support Member States in the fights against Antimicrobial Resistance" on 27 April, 2017.

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  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2016: Video Pledge from CED

    18 November 2016

    Today CED attended the press event organised by ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) on European Antibiotic Awareness Day (#EAAD2016) and participated in the live Twitter chat during the event.

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  • CED is recruiting a Policy Officer

    15 November 2016

    The Council of European Dentists (CED) is looking for a Policy Officer for its secretariat in Brussels. This position is intended to be a full-time (38 hours per week) permanent position, starting as soon as possible.

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  • CED promotes European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November)

    23 September 2016

    The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is an annual European public health initiative established in 2008 and held on 18 November.  It is led by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) with  support from the European Commission, European Parliament, EU Member States and non-governmental health stakeholders across the EU and aims to raise awareness about the threats of antibiotic resistance to public health and the responsible use of antibiotics to maintain their efficacy.

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  • CED response to public consultation on antimicrobials

    08 September 2016

    On 5 September, the CED Board approved the CED response to the public consultation on “Proposals for draft EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine”. The draft guidelines were developed by ECDC on a request by the European Commission and will then be used to support the Commission to prepare a final EU guidelines document.

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  • Final report on undesirable effects published

    27 June 2016

    Today, the CED publishes the third and final report on undesirable effects caused by of tooth whitening products. This report covers the period from 2014-2015 and was prepared under an agreement signed between the CED and the European Commission on 31 March 2010 in the framework of the future regulation on the use of tooth whitening products (Directive 2011/84/EU later repealed by Regulation 1223/2009).

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  • CED President meets with EU Health Commissioner

    31 May 2016

    On 25 May, the CED President Dr Marco Landi met with the Commissioner for Health Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis. Dr Landi presented the CED work in the areas of health workforce, antimicrobial resistance and public health (sugar). He also shared the CED concerns with regard to standardisation of healthcare delivery and corporate ownership of dental practice.
    The Commissioner expressed an understanding of these concerns. As CED President stressed, just like patients, treatments cannot be standardised but should be guided by the evidence-based expertise and professional ethics of the dentist. Dr Landi also insisted on the importance of independence of dental practitioner in case of corporate-owned dental practices.  
    On the topics of health workforce, antimicrobial resistance and sugar, all agreed that these are areas where dentists can make a significant contribution.


  • December issue of CED newsletter released

    18 December 2015

    December issue of CED newsletter released today! It highlights how EU legislation affects dentists. Read more

  • Alcohol excise duties: consider health, says CED

    02 December 2015

    Public health should be considered when the European Commission formulates proposals on alcohol excise duties, the CED warned in its letter of 25 November. Commenting on a public consultation on the review of the existing "structures" legislation of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages, CED President Dr. Marco Landi and Chair of Working Group Oral Health Dr. Hendrike van Drie noted the destructive effects of excessive alcohol consumption on oral and general health.  

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  • Antimicrobial resistance: video pledge from CED

    18 November 2015

    Today the CED releases its 30 seconds video to celebrate the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (#EAAD). Dr Susie Sanderson, Board Director and Chair of CED Board Task Force Antibiotics, explains what dentists can do to fight against antimicrobial resistance. The video was prepared together with the British Dental Association and can be seen here.

  • CED supports European Antibiotic Awareness Day

    13 October 2015

    The CED is a partner working closely with the European Center for Disease and Control (ECDC) in raising awareness to the prudent use of antibiotics as well as of everyone’s role in keeping antibiotics effective for future generations. Citizens are being encouraged to always follow their doctor’s advice on when and how to use antibiotics.

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  • Second report on undesirable effects published

    02 September 2015

    Today the CED published the second report on undesirable effects caused by tooth whitening products. This report covers the period from 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014 and was prepared under an agreement signed between the CED and the European Commission on 31 March 2010 in the framework of the future regulation on the use of tooth whitening products (Directive 2011/84/EU later repealed by Regulation 1223/2009).

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  • CED newsletter released

    14 July 2015

    Released today the 3rd issue of the 2015 CED Activities Info. This issue informs about the event on oral cancer  co-organised by the CED in the European Parliament and reports about CED political activities.  In Section II, CED member associations inform about their national activities.

  • European dentists, doctors and pharmacists on European Parliament vote on TTIP

    06 July 2015

    Ahead of the 8 July vote in the European Parliament’s plenary on its recommendations to the European Commission on the TTIP, the Council of European Dentists (CED), the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) request MEPs to support § 1, point b, point vii (voting list) on the exclusion of public health services from TTIP.

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  • CED public event on oral cancer

    09 June 2015

    The CED is organising a public event on Oral Cancer: Dentists saving lives. The event will take place on 23 June in the European Parliament in Brussels and will be hosted by Mr Alojz Peterle, Member of the European Parliament and President of the MEPs against cancer (MAC) Group. For more information and registration, please click here.

  • CED response to EXPH preliminary opinion on competition

    08 April 2015

    Today the CED replied to the public consultation launched by the European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) on the preliminary opinion on the "Competition among Health Care Providers in the European Union – Investigating Policy Options". The CED strongly welcomed this preliminary opinion and advised for its wide distribution, particularly among European Commission services which are currently carrying out the mutual evaluation and transparency exercise under Directive 2005/36/EC

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  • CED President meets the European Commissioner for Health

    30 January 2015

    On 28 January 2015, CED President Dr Wolfgang Doneus met, together with the CPME President Dr Katrín Fjelsted, the new European Commissioner for Health Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis. Read more about the meeting in the latest CED newsletter.

  • Open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker on medical devices

    11 December 2014

    Today, the CED co-signed a letter of health stakeholders to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Jucker, asking him to reconsider the proposed division of competences in the new Commission and keep medical devices under the responsibility of DG SANCO and Commissioner for Health.

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  • CED concerned about proposed changes in Juncker Commission

    18 September 2014

    The CED and 31 other non-governmental organisations in healthcare addressed a joint letter to the President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the proposed move of medicinal products and health technologies from the portfolio of the Commissioner for health to the portfolio of the

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  • CED Annual Report on Undesirable effects of TWPs 2012-2013

    20 August 2014

    This report was prepared under an agreement signed between the CED and the European Commission on 31 March 2010 in the framework of the future regulation on the use of TWPs (Directive 2011/84/EU later repealed by Regulation 1223/2009).

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  • European Commission updates summary of opinion on mercury from dental amalgam

    27 March 2014

    Following the adoption in March 2014 of the final opinion on 'Environmental risks and indirect health effects from use of dental amalgam' by the Commission’s independent Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER), the fact sheet intended for non-specialists has now been amended and is available here. The CED contributed to the opinion.

  • CED Manifesto for the 2014 European elections

    24 March 2014

    Ahead of the upcoming elections of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) which will take place in all EU Member States between 22 and 25 May 2014, the CED would like to present its Manifesto which summarizes the main EU policy issues of interest of European dentists. CED Manifesto 2014

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  • CED President calls on dentists to vote in May European elections

    19 February 2014

    In the run up to the European Parliament elections in May 2014, CED President Dr Wolfgang Doneus is calling on European dentists and other voters “to vote to make the European Union a real democracy for all citizens.” With this message, the CED is joining the European Movement International's pro-European campaign on a 1000 reasons to vote for Europe

    See the CED’s message here.

  • Memorandum of Understanding between CED and CPME

    17 January 2014

    On 15 January, CED President Dr Wolfgang Doneus and the President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), Dr Katrín Fjeldsted signed in Brussels a Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm the commitment of both organisations to cooperate to achieve high quality of  healthcare for every patient in Europe. CED and CPME Presidents agreed that this year the main priority is the antimicrobial resistance, committing to promote prudent prescription practices and to raise awareness about the importance of preserving antibiotics’ efficacy. They further agreed to meet on an annual basis to exchange information and discuss common issues of the EU agenda affecting dental and medical professions. The MoU formalises the long-standing history of collaboration between both organisations.

  • Doctors, Dentists and Veterinarians advise on "How to use antibiotics responsibly"

    17 December 2013

    The CED is cooperating with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) to raise awareness on the appropriate use of antibiotics.

    Antibiotics are vital to treating and preventing the spread of disease in animals and humans. But the risk that the bacteria causing a disease will develop a resistance to an antibiotic increases every time it is used. Once bacteria are resistant, the antibiotic is ineffective and can no longer treat the disease. Help us save lives and make sure that antibiotics stay effective now and in the future by following these tips. For further information please see our leaflet and press release

    Please find the leaflet translated in all EU languages here

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