Working Groups

CED Working Groups draft CED policy and are composed of dentists, experts on specific issues.
The following working groups are currently active within the CED:


  • WG Education and Professional Qualifications

    Advises on the implementation and follows the developments of the Professional Qualifications Directive. Makes recommendations on basic dental training, vocational training, continuing dental education, specialisation in dentistry and revalidation of dental practitioners. Also advises on the potential impact of Bologna process on dentistry.

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  • WG e-Health

    Follows the developments and prepares CED policy in areas related to e-Health; monitors development of common standards on information exchange between professionals with regard to patient records at EU & national level. 

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  • WG Patient Safety, Infection Control & Waste Management

    Advises on issues of patient safety and quality of care, particularly on the development of policy and exchange of best practices relevant to dentistry.

    Monitors national laws and practices in the area of infection control and waste management: e.g. sterilization practices and methods of disposing of contaminated dental waste and other waste produced in the dental office.

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  • WG Dental Materials and Medical Devices

    Advises on the safety of amalgam in respect of the health of patients and dental staff, and on the effectiveness of EU regulations in minimising the environmental impact of amalgam waste.

    Advises on CED policy on the implementation and recast of the Medical Devices Directives, particularly in respect of guaranteeing maximum quality and safety for patients.

    Deals with issues relating to tooth-whitening products, particularly the extent to which direct availability to patients is safe.

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  • WG Oral Health

    Follows the developments and prepares CED policy in areas related to oral health: prevention and promotion, tobacco, alcohol, nutrition, diseases, health inequalities, children, ageing, etc.

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