On 19 November 2021 representatives of the Council of European Dentists (CED) Member, Affiliate Member and Observer associations met in Brussels, Belgium, for the CED General Meeting, under the chairmanship of President Dr. Marco Landi.

Results of CED elections

During the plenary session, the CED members were invited to vote for a new President and four new Board Directors. Dr. Freddie Sloth-Lisbjerg (Denmark) was elected as President. Dr. Anna Lella (Poland), Dr. Robin Foyle (Ireland) and Dr. Henner Bunke (Germany) were elected as Directors for the term 2021-2024 and Dr. Ioannis Tzoutzas (Greece) was elected as Director for the term 2021-2022. They join the current CED Directors Dr. Doniphan Hammer (France), Dr. Paulo Melo (Portugal) and Dr. Henk Donker (the Netherlands). The new CED Board assumed its powers on 20 November.

CED Statement on dental tourism and cross-border healthcare 

CED members adopted the Statement on dental tourism and cross-border healthcare. The document sets out CED’s position regarding dental tourism in the context of the Directive 2011/24/EU on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare and assesses how the Directive’s objective to facilitate access to safe and high-quality cross-border healthcare in another Member State has been met. Dental tourism, which prior to the COVID-19 pandemic was a major growth area, is a significant concern as regards the provision of dental care and treatment and may impact patient safety. 

CED Statement on dental tourism and cross-border healthcare

Updated CED Resolution on Continuing Professional Development of dentists

CED members unanimously adopted the updated CED Resolution on Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The document aims at providing a timely update of the CPD status quo in Europe, outlining the latest topics of interest in dentistry, such as antimicrobial resistance, digital skills and public health threats. 

Updated CED Resolution on CPD

The Council of European Dentists (CED) is a European not-for-profit association which represents over 340,000 practising dentists through 32 national dental associations and chambers from 30 European countries. Its key objectives are to promote high standards of oral healthcare and effective patient-safety centred professional practice across Europe, including through regular contacts with other European organisations and EU institutions.


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

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