The Council of European Dentists (CED) is a European not-for-profit association which represents over 340,000 dentists across Europe. It was formerly called the EU Dental Liaison Committee (EU DLC), but its name was changed in May 2006. The association was established in 1961 and is now composed of 33 national dental associations from 31 European countries.
On 26 May 2006, the General Meeting of the EU DLC voted to change the association's name to CED - Council of European Dentists. At the same time, new Statutes and Internal Rules of the association were adopted. The Statutes were subsequently modified in May 2010, May 2014 and May 2018, and the Internal Rules were modified in November 2008, May 2010, May 2018 and November 2020.
The Council of European Dentists (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. The CED's political positions are published on the CED’s website.
The CED’s core activity is financed exclusively from membership fees, paid by CED Member, Affiliate Member and Observer organisations.
For further information about the CED's funding, please see CED accounts 2019.