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CED Activities Info 2017/01


ISSUE 1 - MARCH 2017

 

CED PRESIDENT

MEETING OF CED AND ADEE PRESIDENTS

On 17 February, CED President Dr. Marco Landi met in Brussels with the President of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), Professor Corrado Paganelli and carried forward the discussions on areas of interest for collaboration between practicing dentists and dental schools. The Presidents mainly focused on issues related to ethics, education and integrated care. Read more

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EUROPEAN DENTAL STAKEHOLDERS MEETING

On 23 February, CED President Marco Landi and Policy Officer Lea Pfefferle attended a meeting organized by ADDE (Dental Dealers’ Association) in Brussels on the impact of the new Medical Devices Regulation on dentistry.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of FIDE (Manufacturers), FEPPD (Dental laboratories and technicians) and the European Commission. During the meeting the European Commission gave a first overview of the Medical Devices Regulation, and confirmed that the final text would be published in May. Read more

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CED BOARD

CED BOARD MEETING ON 3 MARCH 2017

On 3 March, CED Board met in Brussels to discuss current CED work and EU political developments. Among the topics examined, the Board focused on the implications of the EU regulations on mercury and on medical devices on dentistry, as well as on Commission’s proposal for a proportionality test for regulated professions. Read more

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CED WORKING GROUPS (WG)

MEETING OF WORKING GROUP AMALGAM

On 7 March, the Working Group Amalgam and Other Restorative Materials met in London.
Among the topic discussed, the Working Group reviewed each of the provisions of the EU Mercury Regulation which includes a phasedown of the use of dental amalgam and discussed next actions that need to be taken. The Group agreed to continue to engage with the European Commission as it moves on with activities foreseen in the Regulation and to carry out an internal survey among CED members to find out more about how the Regulation will impact on dentistry in their national context.

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MEETING OF WORKING GROUP ORAL HEALTH

On 15 February, the Working Group Oral Health met in Brussels.
The Working Group discussed plans for a public event on integrated care which will be organised in Brussels later this year.  The Group also reviewed the results of the internal CED survey on integrated care and dentistry, to be shared with CED members at the General Meeting in Malta in May.

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MEETING OF WORKING GROUP EHEALTH

On 23 February, the Working Group eHealth met in Brussels. The meeting was attended also by Dr Tapani Piha, Head of Cross-Border Healthcare & eHealth Unit in European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety.  Dr Piha gave an interesting presentation on the Commission’s work on eHealth. The Group discussed, among others, the revision of its mandate and decided to develop a questionnaire to map the use of ePrescriptions by European dentists.

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MEETING OF WORKING GROUP EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

On 24 February, the Working Group Education and Professional Qualifications met in Brussels. The discussion focused on the revision of the Group’s mandate, the Resolution on the profile of the dentist of the future and the preliminary results of the survey on partial access in dentistry, as well as on cooperation with ADEE.

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CED BOARD TASK FORCES (BTF)

MEETING OF BOARD TASK FORCE INTERNAL MARKET

On 13 February, the Board Task Force Internal Market. Participants discussed the results of the Joint Action on Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting (JAHWF), the next edition of the CED’s EU Manual of Dental Practice which is planned for 2019, and risks to the dental profession. The Task Force decided to continue working with CPME and PGEU on the proposed proportionality test of regulation of professions.

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MEETING OF BOARD TASK FORCE COMMUNICATIONS

On 2 March, the Board Task Force Communications met in Brussels to discuss the production of the 2016 CED Annual Report and proposals to improve CED website, infographics and newsletters. The Board Task also explored the possibility to increase funding for communications activities.

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CED AND THE EU

CED JOINS HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT NETWORK STAKEHOLDER POOL (HTA)

To foster cooperation between countries, the European Commission has set up a voluntary Health Technology Assessment (HTA) network in Europe that has the aim to facilitate efficient use of HTA resources in Europe, create a sustainable system of HTA knowledge sharing and promote good practice in HTA methods and processes. Read more

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CED-CPME-PGEU JOINT PRESS RELEASE ON PROPORTIONALITY TEST

On 18 January, the CED, the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) issued a joint press release in response to the EU Commission’s proposal for a Directive on a Proportionality Test for Professional Regulation. The three health professions asserted that purpose of the regulation of their professions is to assure the quality of healthcare services and that the regulation of the health professions must remain in the full competence of Member States. Read more

CONTRIBUTIONS BY CED MEMBERS

REPORT ON DENTAL CLAIMS IN 2013-2015 - SPANISH DENTAL ASSOCIATION

On 16 February 2017, the Spanish Dental Association published the Report of Complaints and Claims from all Official Associations of Dentists of Spain in the period between 2013 and 2015.
The aim of the study was to carry out a detailed analysis at national level of complaints received and analyse the main reasons for complaints and their distribution according to the type of dental clinic (private, franchise or insurer). Read more

INTERNATIONAL DENTAL SHOW (IDS) GERMANY

The International Dental Show (Internationale Dental-Schau - IDS) opened its doors in Cologne from 21 to 25 March 2017. Around 2,300 exhibitors from 60 countries were to present the latest products, developments and trends at the highlight of the dental industry. More than 140,000 trade visitors from all over the world were expected. On more than 160,000 square meters, the visitors had a wider range and density than ever before. A visit to the IDS is a must every two years, for dentists, dental technicians, dental retailers and the dental industry. Http://www.ids-cologne.de/ids/index.php Read more

WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY 2017: AIO RELAUNCHES COMMON EDUCATION WITH PHYSICIANS – AIO ITALY

Oral health is a value to be nurtured throughout life and one needs to “Live mouth smart!”. This message was promoted by the Italian Dental Association, AIO, at the 2017 World Oral Health Day, which is celebrated on 20 March together with its members and dentistry students in every place in Italy. Since the premiere of the WOHD in 2012, AIO proposed to the Italian Government to assume the patronage of the Day. This year’s goal is to raise awareness for self-responsible prevention among all Italians. AIO Delegate for International Affairs and Speaker of the FDI World Dental Federation, Gerhard Seeberger says: “In line with the indications of the FDI our association has organised various events in different cities. Read more

PERSPECTIVES IN PERIO-IMPLANTOLOGY AND COMPREHENSIVE DENTISTRY - HUNGARIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

A well established conference series with longstanding traditions that started back in the 2000s in Szeged, Hungary; provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in perio-implantology and esthetic dentistry, discusses recent advances, current problems and highlights the prospective development of the fields. Both experimental and theoretical aspects are addressed covering mainly fundamental research and practice. The conference covers all aspects of dentistry including implants, functional esthetics, surgical aspects which has been in the focus of the attention of the dental community since it became an everyday issue for many dental professionals. Read more

ACTIVITIES OF THE DANISH DENTAL ASSOCIATION (DDA)

The National Patient Safety Authority introduced risk-based proactive inspections to all clinics, public and private, also including a crack-down on patient records. Ten percent of the dental clinics will be inspected every year by checking 22 measuring points. The clinics have been levied with the costs of running the risk-based proactive inspections (approximately 750 – 1.000 euro per annum).
The DDA organised nation-wide meetings, established hotlines and published guidelines on our homepage to deal with the questions and uncertainty by the members fearing the consequences for the daily work in the dental clinics.

For more information contact:
CED Brussels Office
Tel: + 32 2 736 34 29
ced@cedentists.eu
http://www.cedentists.eu

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