• CED - IMMUNION webinar on vaccination communication and awareness

    09 August 2022

    On the 28th of June 2022, the CED, in collaboration with the IMMUNION project and University of Antwerp, organized a webinar tailored for dentists and dental students exploring our role as healthcare professionals in vaccine communication and awareness.

    The recorded session can be viewed here.

  • CED is recruiting a Policy Intern

    30 June 2022

    CED is recruiting a Policy Intern

    The Council of European Dentists (CED) is a European not-for-profit association which represents over 340,000 dentists across Europe.  The association was established in 1961 and is now composed of 33 national dental associations from 31 European countries.

    The CED is recruiting a Policy Intern for a period of 9 months, starting in September 2022.

    Successful candidate

    -       University graduate (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) 

    -       Knowledge of EU policy and legislation

    -       Interest in health policy

    -       Excellent oral and written communications skills in English, additional EU languages are an advantage

    -       Research, analytical and drafting skills

    -       IT skills (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

    Main responsibilities

    -       Provide support for CED activities related to health policy, professional and scientific issues

    -       Prepare, attend and report from internal and external CED meetings and events

    -       Provide support (content and organisation) to CED Working Groups

    -       Contribute to the update of EU Manual of Dental Practice

    -       Assist in preparation of CED statutory meetings

    -       Communications activities (focus on website and social media)

    -       Administrative tasks

    We offer

    -       Full-time (38 hours a week) paid internship under Belgian law (Convention d’immersion professionelle (CIP))

    -       Contract will first be signed for 6 months and can be extended for additional 3 months

    -       Opportunity to work alongside CED staff in our Brussels office, learning about EU health policy and regulation relevant to European dentists

    -       Gain experience of policy and regulatory monitoring, research, data collection and writing; improve organizational skills

    How to apply

    To apply, send a CV and a one-page motivation letter explaining how your skills and experience relate to the position, to Nina Bernot ( by 29 July 2022. Suitable candidates might be contacted before this deadline so early applications are encouraged.


    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interviews.  



  • CED-ERO leaflet on AMR

    28 September 2021

    The CED, in collaboration with the European Regional Organization (ERO) of the FDI World Dental Federation, have produced a leaflet on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) for dentists. The publication summarises the most important aspects that need to be taken into account by dentists when prescribing antibiotics.

    Read more
  • CED and EDSA co-sign the Statement on education in times of COVID-19

    01 April 2021

    The European Dental Students' Association (EDSA) co-signed the Council of European Dentists (CED) statement Safe and effective Dental Education during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    With this statement, both the CED and EDSA wish to reiterate the consequences of disruptions to dental education caused by the ongoing public health crisis, as well as suggest measures to be taken to safeguard the shaping of the future dentists.

    Read more

    11 February 2021

    On the 9th of February, the Coalition for Vaccination has published a manifesto to encourage healthcare professionals to get vaccinated against COVID-19.


    The manifesto highlights three key reasons why all healthcare professionals should get vaccinated against COVID-19 when they have the opportunity to do so and why they should help promote the vaccination against COVID-19 among the general public.

    1. You protect yourself from illness and possible severe or life-threatening complications

    2. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective

    3. You help safeguard healthcare capacity


    The Coalition for Vaccination brings together European associations of healthcare professionals and relevant students’ associations in the field, as well as associated professional organisations working in the field of public health and immunisation. It was convened by the European Commission in 2019 to deliver accurate information to the public, to combat myths and to exchange best practices. The Coalition is co-led by the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME), the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) and the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU).

    Read more

    27 January 2021


    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a serious challenge; in the European Union alone it is estimated that AMR costs approximately EUR 1.5 billion annually in healthcare costs and productivity losses. The EU Joint Action on AMR and healthcare-associated infections is a key multi-stakeholder mechanism to help bridging the gap between policy making at the EU and national level and the frontline.


    CED is supporting the EU JAMRAI initiatives and is publishing on its website documents relevant to dentistry and dentists.

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  • Oral Health and Cancer by Dr. Henk Donker, Chair of CED Working Group Oral Health and Antibiotics in Dentistry

    06 February 2020

    To access the article click here

  • Dr. Marco Landi, CED President on the future of oral care and dentistry

    27 January 2020

    To access the article click here.  

  • CED and FEDCAR position on quality control in dental education

    29 November 2019

    CED and the Federation of Dental Regulators (FEDCAR) are collaborating to call on the European Commission to recognise that there is a need to foster a mutual confidence in the quality of dental education.

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  • It's about much more than just your teeth

    26 November 2018

    The relationship between the mouth and the rest of of your body - explained in this short video produced by the Danish Dental Association (Tandlaegeforeningen). 

    Read more
  • Congratulations to the newly elected President and Board Members

    20 November 2018

    On 16 November 2018, the CED delegates elected the CED President and three Directors. Dr Marco Landi was elected for his second term as President. Dr Henk Donker was elected as Director and  Dr Piret Väli and Dr Hans Schrangl were re-elected as Directors.

    Read more
  • Guidelines on Infection, prevention and control in dentistry on the ECDC website

    04 June 2018

    The CED welcomes the publication of guidelines on Infection, prevention and control in dentistry on the ECDC website.

  • CED signs Joint Statement on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

    12 April 2018

    Together with the other members of the medsdisposal platform, the CED signed a joint statement on pharmaceuticals in the environment. 

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  • CED and ADEE call for compliance with PQD

    15 March 2018

    CED President Dr. Marco Landi met with the President of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), Prof. Stéphanie Tubert-Jeannin to sign the position statement calling for Member States to prevent illegal education practices by complying with all provisions listed in the Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD).

    For more information click on the following links:

    Statement of the Portuguese Dental Association on the CED and ADEE call for compliance with PQD (non-CED document)

    Replies by the Portuguese Universities to the CED and ADEE statement (non-CED document)

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  • CPME, PGEU and CED call on the Commission to include health programme in next Multiannual Financial Framework

    09 March 2018

    CPME, PGEU and CED have reached out to Commission President Juncker and Budget Commissioner Oettinger to call on the Commission to include a separate health programme in the post-2020 multiannual financial framework (MFF). Click on Read More to see the full letter. 

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  • CED signs EU Health Policy Platform Joint Statement and Call to Action on AMR

    12 December 2017

    The CED has signed the Joint Statement and Call to Action on AMR that were a result of the EU Health Policy Platform's Thematic Network on AMR, led by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). Other signatories of the documents include patients' organisations, human and veterinarian health professionals organisations,  and consumer organisations.

    Read more
  • CED signed the Digital Health Society Declaration

    17 October 2017

    The CED signed the Digital Health Society (DHS) Declaration launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia and ECHAlliance. The Declaration is a call for actions about the strategies to achieve the digital transformation of healthcare systems. The DHS Declaration was officially presented and signed during the eHealth conference which took place in Tallinn on 16-18 October, and it will also be the support document for the EU Council Recommendations to be published in December 2017.

  • CED joins the Digital Health Society Group

    07 June 2017

    The Digital Health Society Group is an initiative of the upcoming Estonian Presidency. The Ministry of Social Affairs of Estonia is launching the Digital Health Society (DHS) Declaration, as a call for actions about the strategies and actions to achieve the digital transformation of healthcare systems. This Declaration will be developed collectively through the Digital Health Society group.

  • CED participates in public consultation on AMR

    28 April 2017

    The CED - led by the Board Task Force Antibiotics - submitted its answers to the European Commission's consultation on possible activities under a "Commission Communication on a One Health Action Plan to support Member States in the fights against Antimicrobial Resistance" on 27 April, 2017.

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  • European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2016: Video Pledge from CED

    18 November 2016

    Today CED attended the press event organised by ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control) on European Antibiotic Awareness Day (#EAAD2016) and participated in the live Twitter chat during the event.

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  • CED promotes European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November)

    23 September 2016

    The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) is an annual European public health initiative established in 2008 and held on 18 November.  It is led by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) with  support from the European Commission, European Parliament, EU Member States and non-governmental health stakeholders across the EU and aims to raise awareness about the threats of antibiotic resistance to public health and the responsible use of antibiotics to maintain their efficacy.

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  • CED response to public consultation on antimicrobials

    08 September 2016

    On 5 September, the CED Board approved the CED response to the public consultation on “Proposals for draft EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine”. The draft guidelines were developed by ECDC on a request by the European Commission and will then be used to support the Commission to prepare a final EU guidelines document.

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  • Final report on undesirable effects published

    27 June 2016

    Today, the CED publishes the third and final report on undesirable effects caused by of tooth whitening products. This report covers the period from 2014-2015 and was prepared under an agreement signed between the CED and the European Commission on 31 March 2010 in the framework of the future regulation on the use of tooth whitening products (Directive 2011/84/EU later repealed by Regulation 1223/2009).

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  • CED President meets with EU Health Commissioner

    31 May 2016

    On 25 May, the CED President Dr Marco Landi met with the Commissioner for Health Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis. Dr Landi presented the CED work in the areas of health workforce, antimicrobial resistance and public health (sugar). He also shared the CED concerns with regard to standardisation of healthcare delivery and corporate ownership of dental practice.
    The Commissioner expressed an understanding of these concerns. As CED President stressed, just like patients, treatments cannot be standardised but should be guided by the evidence-based expertise and professional ethics of the dentist. Dr Landi also insisted on the importance of independence of dental practitioner in case of corporate-owned dental practices.  
    On the topics of health workforce, antimicrobial resistance and sugar, all agreed that these are areas where dentists can make a significant contribution.


  • December issue of CED newsletter released

    18 December 2015

    December issue of CED newsletter released today! It highlights how EU legislation affects dentists. Read more

  • Alcohol excise duties: consider health, says CED

    02 December 2015

    Public health should be considered when the European Commission formulates proposals on alcohol excise duties, the CED warned in its letter of 25 November. Commenting on a public consultation on the review of the existing "structures" legislation of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages, CED President Dr. Marco Landi and Chair of Working Group Oral Health Dr. Hendrike van Drie noted the destructive effects of excessive alcohol consumption on oral and general health.  

    Read more
  • Antimicrobial resistance: video pledge from CED

    18 November 2015

    Today the CED releases its 30 seconds video to celebrate the European Antibiotic Awareness Day (#EAAD). Dr Susie Sanderson, Board Director and Chair of CED Board Task Force Antibiotics, explains what dentists can do to fight against antimicrobial resistance. The video was prepared together with the British Dental Association and can be seen here.

  • CED supports European Antibiotic Awareness Day

    13 October 2015

    The CED is a partner working closely with the European Center for Disease and Control (ECDC) in raising awareness to the prudent use of antibiotics as well as of everyone’s role in keeping antibiotics effective for future generations. Citizens are being encouraged to always follow their doctor’s advice on when and how to use antibiotics.

    Read more
  • Second report on undesirable effects published

    02 September 2015

    Today the CED published the second report on undesirable effects caused by tooth whitening products. This report covers the period from 1 November 2013 to 31 October 2014 and was prepared under an agreement signed between the CED and the European Commission on 31 March 2010 in the framework of the future regulation on the use of tooth whitening products (Directive 2011/84/EU later repealed by Regulation 1223/2009).

    Read more
  • CED newsletter released

    14 July 2015

    Released today the 3rd issue of the 2015 CED Activities Info. This issue informs about the event on oral cancer  co-organised by the CED in the European Parliament and reports about CED political activities.  In Section II, CED member associations inform about their national activities.

  • European dentists, doctors and pharmacists on European Parliament vote on TTIP

    06 July 2015

    Ahead of the 8 July vote in the European Parliament’s plenary on its recommendations to the European Commission on the TTIP, the Council of European Dentists (CED), the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) request MEPs to support § 1, point b, point vii (voting list) on the exclusion of public health services from TTIP.

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  • CED public event on oral cancer

    09 June 2015

    The CED is organising a public event on Oral Cancer: Dentists saving lives. The event will take place on 23 June in the European Parliament in Brussels and will be hosted by Mr Alojz Peterle, Member of the European Parliament and President of the MEPs against cancer (MAC) Group. For more information and registration, please click here.

  • CED response to EXPH preliminary opinion on competition

    08 April 2015

    Today the CED replied to the public consultation launched by the European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) on the preliminary opinion on the "Competition among Health Care Providers in the European Union – Investigating Policy Options". The CED strongly welcomed this preliminary opinion and advised for its wide distribution, particularly among European Commission services which are currently carrying out the mutual evaluation and transparency exercise under Directive 2005/36/EC

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  • CED President meets the European Commissioner for Health

    30 January 2015

    On 28 January 2015, CED President Dr Wolfgang Doneus met, together with the CPME President Dr Katrín Fjelsted, the new European Commissioner for Health Dr Vytenis Andriukaitis. Read more about the meeting in the latest CED newsletter.

  • Open letter to Jean-Claude Juncker on medical devices

    11 December 2014

    Today, the CED co-signed a letter of health stakeholders to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Jucker, asking him to reconsider the proposed division of competences in the new Commission and keep medical devices under the responsibility of DG SANCO and Commissioner for Health.

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  • CED concerned about proposed changes in Juncker Commission

    18 September 2014

    The CED and 31 other non-governmental organisations in healthcare addressed a joint letter to the President-elect of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the proposed move of medicinal products and health technologies from the portfolio of the Commissioner for health to the portfolio of the

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  • CED Annual Report on Undesirable effects of TWPs 2012-2013

    20 August 2014

    This report was prepared under an agreement signed between the CED and the European Commission on 31 March 2010 in the framework of the future regulation on the use of TWPs (Directive 2011/84/EU later repealed by Regulation 1223/2009).

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  • European Commission updates summary of opinion on mercury from dental amalgam

    27 March 2014

    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

    24 March 2014

    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. CED Manifesto 2014

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  • CED President calls on dentists to vote in May European elections

    19 February 2014

    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

    17 January 2014

    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"

    17 December 2013

    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

    Please find the leaflet translated in all EU languages here

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