The CED raises concern about the classification of dental occupations in the European Classification of Skills/Competences, Occupations and Qualifications (ESCO). Reviewing the first full version of ESCO, the CED noted that some definitions are not the same than those preliminary consulted with the stakeholders, particularly the occupation of “Dental assistants and therapists” and “Medical and Dental Prosthetic Technicians”. The CED calls on the EU institutions, to revise the dental occupations in ESCO, taking into account the potential consequences the current version can have on patient safety and quality of care. Full text of the position statement can be found here.
The 2017 CED Annual Report, summarising our political priorities and most important activities is now available on our website. Political resolutions adopted in 2017 and the main focus of CED working groups and task forces are also presented.Read more