CED publishes position on implementation of Medical Devices Regulation


The Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) 2017/745 is an essential piece of legislation for ensuring high-quality health care and a cornerstone of patient safety across Europe that will be applicable in all EU Member States from 26 May 2020.


The Council of European Dentists (CED) supports improvements of the system imposed by the new regulation but also shares two main concerns in relation to the smooth implementation of the MDR by the relevant date. These are:

  • the implementation of new classification rules for all medical devices;
  • the availability and capacity of Notified Bodies across the system.

For more information and the full version of the position [EN/FR/DE] visit our website.


The Council of European Dentists (CED) is a European not-for-profit association representing over 340,000 dental practitioners across Europe through 33 national dental associations and chambers in 31 European countries. Established in 1961 to advise the European Commission on matters relating to the dental profession, the CED aims to promote high standards on oral healthcare and dentistry with effective patient-safety centred professional practice, and to contribute to safeguarding the protection of public health. The CED is registered in the Transparency Register with the ID number 4885579968-84. 


For more information contact:
CED Brussels Office
Tel: + 32 2 736 34 29

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