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About the CED  

Dr Wolfgang Doneus, President of the CED
The Council of European Dentists (CED) is a European not-for-profit association which represents over 340,000 dentists across Europe. It is composed of 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 the EU institutions.
The CED is registered in the joint Transparency Register of the European Parliament and of the European Commission and adheres to the Code of conduct for interest representatives, formulated on the basis of principles of openness and transparency. The CED defines its policy independently and its core activities are financed exclusively from membership fees.

Latest News
European Commission updates summary of opinion on mercury from dental amalgam
Following the adoption in March 2014 of the final opinion on 'Environmental risks and indirect health effects from use of dental amalgam' by the Commission’s independent Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER), the fact sheet intended for non-specialists has now been amended and is available here. The CED contributed to the opinion.
CED Manifesto for the 2014 European elections
Ahead of the upcoming elections of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) which will take place in all EU Member States between 22 and 25 May 2014, the CED would like to present its Manifesto which summarizes the main EU policy issues of interest of European dentists. See the CED Manifesto here.

CED President calls on dentists to vote in May European elections
In the run up to the European Parliament elections in May 2014, CED President Dr Wolfgang Doneus is calling on European dentists and other voters “to vote to make the European Union a real democracy for all citizens.” With this message, the CED is joining the European Movement International’s pro-European campaign on a 1000 reasons to vote for Europe.      See the CED’s message here.

Memorandum of Understanding between CED and CPME
On 15 January, CED President Dr Wolfgang Doneus and the President of the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), Dr Katrín Fjeldsted signed in Brussels a Memorandum of Understanding to reaffirm the commitment of both organisations to cooperate to achieve high quality of  healthcare for every patient in Europe. CED and CPME Presidents agreed that this year the main priority is the antimicrobial resistance, committing to promote prudent prescription practices and to raise awareness about the importance of preserving antibiotics’ efficacy. They further agreed to meet on an annual basis to exchange information and discuss common issues of the EU agenda affecting dental and medical professions. The MoU formalises the long-standing history of collaboration between both organisations.
Doctors, Dentists and Veterinarians advise on "How to use antibiotics responsibly"
The CED is cooperating with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) to raise awareness on the appropriate use of antibiotics.
Antibiotics are vital to treating and preventing the spread of disease in animals and humans. But the risk that the bacteria causing a disease will develop a resistance to an antibiotic increases every time it is used. Once bacteria are resistant, the antibiotic is ineffective and can no longer treat the disease. Help us save lives and make sure that antibiotics stay effective now and in the future by following these tips. For further information please see our leaflet and press release
EU Manual of Dental Practice
The CED provides on its website information on topics relevant to the dental profession and oral health in Europe to the general public.  EU Manual of Dental Practice in particular contains extensive information on oral health systems and the ways in which dentists practise in 32 European countries. The EU Manual has been written as a practical handbook for dentists who are considering working in another country, and also serves as a source of regulatory and statistical data that may be of use to dentists, patients, researchers and policy makers alike.

 Member service
CED members have access, after logging in, to the newsletters, position papers, working papers and other publications of the CED. They will also be able to find out more about the work of CED working groups, as well as to download working documents for CED General Meetings.