FEDCAR is the Federation of European Dental Competent Authorities and Regulator About


The consultation runs until 14 February.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and Public Health England (who have been commissioned to develop and implement the survey) are seeking responses from healthcare workers on their knowledge and attitudes about antibiotics efficiency and antibiotic resistance. The issue has been high on the EU agenda for months. Following advocacy campaigns and EU declarations, now it’s time to learn about reality of the daily practice in Europe.

Professionals targeted by the consultation include dentists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and hospital managers as well as clinical scientists, physiotherapists, nursing assistants, public health teams and health students.

Access to healthcare includes the following dimensions: a) population coverage; b) affordability of healthcare (cost-sharing); c) basket of care; and d) availability of healthcare (distance, waiting times).

In 2018, the European Commission asked the national experts of the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) to describe the extent of inequalities in access to healthcare in their country, to analyse country-specific challenges and to provide good practices. The report on the EU situation has just been released, as well as the reports on national situation.

Based on the in-depth national contributions prepared by 35 ESPN Country Teams, the Synthesis Report outlines 10 key findings.

We can underline 3 of them :

  • High out-of-pocket payments for dental care, medicines and mental healthcare, are a cause of concern in most European countries.
  • Inequalities in access to healthcare do not seem to be linked to the model of health system funding.
  • The population groups of lowest income quintiles are among the most disadvantaged groups in terms of effective access to healthcare.Coverage for mental healthcare and dental care should be improved.

Among the many recommendations concluding the report, FEDCAR can only note that “coverage for mental healthcare and dental care should be improved” in the EU.

With the Brexit clock ticking and with only few months left until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, both sides are now preparing for a possible ’no deal’ Brexit, which could impact on patient and public health across the EU27. Whether the Brexit talks end in a comprehensive agreement or ‘no deal’, the health of patients across Europe must not suffer, MEPs and negotiators heard at an event on 27 September 2018 at the European Parliament.


The European health community expressed their concern that with time running out, no substantial progress has been made on those areas affecting patient and public health.
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By 19 September Member States will communicate to the EU Commission the last measures they need to adopt in order to fully and correctly complete, at last, the transposition of amended Directive 2005/36.

This follows a letter of “formal notice” addressed to Member States on 18 July by the EU Commission.

The replies expected by 19 September could trigger some legal actions before the EU court, given the divergent readings of Directive’s provisions on Partial Access : some countries (i.a. Germany, Poland) exclude some health professions from the Partial Access’ scope of application, in opposition with constant EU Commission’s views reiterated this Summer.


What is FEDCAR?

FEDCAR is the Federation of European Dental Competent Authorities and Regulators.

We bring together European orders and bodies responsible for the regulation, the registration and the supervision of dental practitioners. We share information and good practices on the regulation of dentists and aim at promoting common positions to the EU legislator regarding initiatives and legislation at European level which affect the regulation of dental professionals.

Sarajevo Meeting on 12 May 2017 hosted by the Dental Chamber of Bosnia & in presence of Public Health Ministry of Bosnia
Sarajevo Meeting on 12 May 2017 hosted by the Dental Chamber of Bosnia & under the Chair of Dr Edin Muhic, R.I.P.
FEDCAR meeting of 25 November 2016 with Canadian and European dental regulators in the premises of the Conseil national des chirurgiens-dentistes, following the signature of the EU-Canada Agreement
Barcelona meeting, May 2016
Dr Miguel Angel López-Andrade Jurado (FEDCAR Chair), Cédric Grolleau (ONCD/French Council), Dr Jean-Marc Richard (FEDCAR General Secretary).
Barcelona meeting, May 2016
Hosted by el Consejo Dentistas
Barcelona meeting, May 2016
ADEE and FEDCAR gathered around the issue of dental education in Europe.


FEDCAR is the Federation of Europeen Dental Competent Autorities and Regulators bringing together European chambers, councils and public bodies responsible for the regulation, the registration and the supervision of dental practitioner.
Following informal meetings since 2000, FEDCAR – under the former name of “CODE” – was formally created on the 3rd April 2004 by the Roma Declaration.
The mission of Regulators and Competent Authorities is to ensure at the domestic level that practitioners cope with their professional duty and deontology.
Contrary to associations or trades, Regulators and Competent Authorities in FEDCAR deal with any practitioner whatever is the form of his or her exercise: company, independent worker, employed worker in hospital or in university, general practitioner or specialist.

Our Objectives, Code & Position Papers

FEDCAR’s objectives are:

  • > To promote patient safety across Europe
  • > To promote a high standard of dental regulation and of dental care in Europe
  • > To contribute to the safe facilitation of dental professional mobility within the EU

Our Code of Conduct details this threefold concern.

The Code is available on a permanent basis on this site (see the sections at the beginning of the web-site).
We also share information and good practices on the regulation of dentists and we aim to develop opinions and statements on new initiatives and legislation at European level which affect the regulation of dental professionals.

In 2016 our position-paper regards the risks associated with the use of tooth whitening without dental supervision in Europe.

In 2017 our position-papers regard :

  • the use by dental regulators of the Alert Mechanism in Europe regarding sanctions adopted against a dental practitioner (in English and in French languages);
  • the exclusion of Public Health professions from the scope of application of draft Directive on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions, or alternatively, a more balanced approach in this draft Directive of the specificity of Public Health professions as the Legislator already did in other pieces of EU legislation (in English and in French languages).

On an individual basis, members have also participated to Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders‘ initiatives that led to the Portugal Agreement in 2007 and to the major Edinburgh Agreement in 2005 focussing on registration and disciplinary information exchange between health regulators.


FEDCAR’s Secretariat is located in Brussels, hosted by the French Chamber of Dentists.
FEDCAR holds two plenary meetings a year: a Spring meeting in the country which holds the Presidency that year and an Autumn meeting in Paris.

For further information on FEDCAR & on the conditions for joining it, please contact:

Members of the FEDCAR board

  • David O’Flynn

    Dental Council of Ireland

  • Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva

    President of the Portuguese Dental Chamber
    (Ordem dos médicos dentistas)

  • Dr Miguel Angel López-Andrade Jurado

    Consejo Dentistas
    (Spanish Council of Dentists)

  • Dr Christian Winkelmann
    General Secretary

    Vice-President of the French Council of Dentists

Country’s members & partners

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Order of dentists of Albania

Dr Nikoll Deda

Conseil de l’art dentaire

Mme Aurélie Somer
Président du Conseil de l’art dentaire
Expert Coordination stratégique des Professions de santé

Steinberg Pascale

Dental Chamber of Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prim. Muhić

Croatian Dental Chamber

Jasminka Polic
Secretary General

Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-dentistes

Dr Jean-Marc Richard
Vice-President in charge of Europe

Egészségügyi Engedélyezési és Közigazgatási Hivatal
(Office of Health Authorisation and Administrative Procedures)

Zsolt Bélteki
Head of Department (Migration and Human Resources Methodology)

Dental Council of Ireland

David O’Flynn

Federazione Nazionale Degli Ordini Dei Medici Chirurghi E Dgli Odontoiatri

Dr Sandro Sanvenero
General Secretary

Collège médical du Grand Duché

Dr Tom Ulveling
Chargé des Relations avec la FEDCAR

Medical Council of Malta

Dr David Muscat

Collège des Chirurgiens-dentistes

Dr Bruno Michel Fissore

Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas

Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva

Zdravniška zbornica Slovenije
(Medical Chamber of Slovenia)

Diana Terlevic Dabic

Illustro consejo general de odontologos y estomatologos de Espana

Dr. Miguel Angel López-Andrade Jurado
Chair of FEDCAR

United Kingdom
General Dental Council

Patrick Kavanagh

Policy Manager

National Board of Health
Sundhedsstyrelsen Tilsyn og Patientsikkerhed
(Danish Health and Medicines authority Supervision and Patient Safety)

Mette Halberstadt
Overtandlæge (Chief Dental Officer)

Healthcare Board

Üllar Kaljumäe

Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel

Margrethe Limm Ruvina
Senior Adviser

Chamber of DentistsMrs Simona Dianiskova

The Department of Regulations and Licences
(The National Board of Health and Welfare)www.socialstyrelsen.se
Office Fédéral de la Formation Professionnelle et de la Technologie

Frédéric Berthoud
Coordinator for diplomas recognition

Société Suisse d’Odonto-stomatologie

Nadine Facchinetti
Lic. en Droit, LL.M.
Suppléante de la responsable de Division
Responsable du projet LPMéd

Code of Conduct of FEDCAR for European Dentists

“Compliance with the professional rules regarding, in particular, the independence, dignity and honor of the profession, professional secrecy and fairness towards clients and other members of the profession” is a principle that is recognized by the EU judge and that is encouraged by the EU legislator.

The FEDCAR’s members have therefore agreed with common rules of conduct that should run a dentist’s professional activity anywhere in Europe.




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