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  • Vote on Proportionality Test Proposal - IMCO Committee

    December 2017

    After today's vote in the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee, CED President Marco Landi stated: “We regret that the Committee did not vote in favour of the exclusion of healthcare professions from the proposed Directive on a Proportionality Test before the Adoption of new Regulation of Professions. We hope that the three institutions involved in the negotiations of the final text – Commission, Council and Parliament – will nonetheless take into account the need to protect patients and public health during their talks early next year. The CED will continue to advocate for policies that are in the best interest of public health, patients and dentists.” For further information, please see our

  • Integrated Care - Don't forget about the Mouth

    November 2017

    From baby teeth to false teeth: Dentists should be part of an integrated care team throughout a patient’s life. Ageing societies, multi-morbidities, changing diets – these and many more factors are reasons why it is important to include dentists from the start, both in prevention and treatment. Young children suffering from early caries show a much higher risk later on for illnesses like diabetes or cardiovascular diseases while elderly patients’ oral health rapidly decreases once they enter nursing home facilities.  For further information, please see our


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CED Code of ethics

In the CED Code of Ethics, CED members have agreed to a set of guiding principles for professional conduct and ethics throughout Europe. Also includes a code of ethics for electronic commerce.

EU Manual of dental practice

The EU Manual of Dental Practice, commissioned by the CED, first published in 1997 and updated in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2014 and 2015, aims to provide comprehensive and detailed information for dentists who are considering working in another country...

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