European dentists meet in Dublin

Council of European Dentists convene in Dublin for their most recent meeting

Resolutions covering CPD, the proposed tobacco products directive and the future medical devices legislation were discussed when the Irish Dental Association (IDA) hosted a meeting of the Council of European Dentists (CED) in Dublin recently.

The meeting, which saw representatives of CED member and observer organisations meet for the regular six-monthly meeting, was hosted by the IDA in the context of the Irish EU presidency.

The meeting was hosted by CED president Dr Wolfgang Doneus and saw members unanimously adopt a resolution stressing that CPD is a professional obligation and recommending some general principles for dentists and providers to serve as a basis for their programme development.

The CED also welcomed the European Commission’s initiative to review EU legislation on tobacco and pledged its support to the proposed new directive. It also confirmed its position on the future regulation of medical devices that is currently being considered by the European Parliament and Council.

The CED board then recommended to CED member associations to focus on the theme of oral health and tobacco for European Oral Health Day, which is to take place on 12 September.

The CED is a European not-for-profit association which represents more than 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.