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

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For the first time, the European associations of teachers (ADEE), students (EDSA), practitioners (CED) and dental regulators (FEDCAR) along with the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe have joined forces to sign a joint declaration : the possibility to deliver a clinical training in times of pandemic is the concern that unites them.

As the Covid-19 disrupts the training of health professionals, and in particular the clinical training of dental students, studies are underway to learn about the state of education and the initiatives that universities have been able to take. The joint declaration details the current situation. It also asks that neither the “Europe of Health” or the soon expected “European Area of Education” be incantatory notions, but notions grounded in the practicalities of insuring the training of “safe beginners” in dentistry. 

Since in its Communication on the European Education Area the Commission « is fully committed to achieving the European Education Area by 2025 and calls upon the other European institutions, Member States, the education and training community and all those for whom education matters, to join forces and rejuvenate together the power of education », the Academics, Regulators and Students answer this invitation.

They call indeed for adapting « the European Education Area’s ambition to the challenging situation », and « to ensure that sufficient resources and public interest are allocated to safeguard the high quality education of present and future generations of oral health professionals ».

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Pour la première fois EURHECA et FEDCAR ont signé cette année une position commune au sujet de la mobilité des professions de santé et de l’espace européen de l’éducation attendu pour 2025 : « La mobilité des professionnels de la santé : ses implications pour EU4Health et l’Espace européen de l’éducation ».

L’association EURHECA parle au nom d’une douzaine de régulateurs de professions de santé et l’association FEDCAR au nom d’une quinzaine de régulateurs de la profession dentaire.

Selon les statistiques disponibles via le système IMI, les professions de santé font partie des plus mobiles dans le marché intérieur. 

Mais une meilleure garantie en Europe de la qualité dans l’enseignement supérieur des professions de santé doit aussi accompagner cette mobilité.

D’ailleurs dans les prochains mois commencera la mise à jour de la recommandation 2006/143 du 15 février 2006 concernant la poursuite de la coopération européenne visant la garantie de la qualité dans l’enseignement supérieur

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Pour la première fois les associations européennes des enseignants (ADEE), des étudiants (EDSA) et des régulateurs dentaires (FEDCAR) se sont associés pour signer une déclaration commune, signature lancée au printemps et qui vient de s’achever ce mois de juillet.

La formation clinique en temps de pandémie est la préoccupation qui les réunit.

Cette déclaration commune suit celle du conseil européen des dentistes, le CED, émise en novembre 2020 et que la FEDCAR a signé lors de son assemblée générale du 12 juin 2021. L’association européenne des étudiants en dentaire, l’EDSA, l’a elle-même co-signé en avril dernier. Cette position du CED attire « l’attention sur les perturbations de l’enseignement dentaire causées par la crise actuelle de la santé publique »

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“La FEDCAR avec le Groupe européen des parties prenantes de la santé se félicite des résultats du vote du Comité de l’article 93 sur le régime de protection des données du Royaume-Uni le 16 juin.”

“Les États membres de l’UE ont voté à l’unanimité en faveur de l’approbation de la décision d’adéquation, ce qui signifie que le flux de données personnelles de l’UE vers le Royaume-Uni se poursuivra sans interruption après le Brexit.”

La décision peut être lue ici.

Le communiqué de presse accueillant la décision est à lire ici.

Le 28 mai l’assemblée mondiale de la santé a adopté la résolution de l’O.M.S. sur la santé bucco-dentaire. Sa dimension la rend inédite. Un plan d’action doit la traduire dans les Etats dont ceux de l’UE, de l’EEE et des pays candidats.

En 2022 suivra une stratégie mondiale sur la lutte contre les affections bucco-dentaires.

D’ici 2023 sera dressé un « plan d’action pour la santé publique bucco-dentaire ». Il assurera un suivi des progrès fixé pour chacun des objectifs. 

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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.

Autumn meeting in Paris, November 2019. From let to right : Dr Orlando Monteiro (2019 Chair), Dr Christian Winkelman (General Secretary), Dr Serge Fournier (President of French Council of Dental Surgeons/ONCD).
FEDCAR members along with dental students from EDSA and with Canadian colleagues from Ordre des Dentistes du Québec et from Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
Dr Winkelman (General Secretary of FEDCAR) and Dr Monteiro da Silva (2019 Chair of FEDCAR).
FEDCAR delegates at the Porto meeting, hosted by the Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas, May 2019.
Mrs Marta Temido, Health Minister of Portugal, along with Dr Orlando Monteiro da Silva, chair of FEDCAR (2019).
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

About FEDCAR

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.

Structure

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 and an Autumn meeting in Paris.

For further information on FEDCAR & on the conditions for joining it, please contact:
info@fedcar.eu.

Members of the FEDCAR board

  • David O’Flynn
    Vice-President

    Registrar of Dental Council of Ireland

  • Dr Tom Ulvelling
    2020/2021 Chair

    Vice-President of Medical College of Luxemburg

  • Dr Marie-Anne Baudui-Maurel
    General Secretary of FEDCAR

    Vice-President of French Dental Chamber

Country’s members & partners

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Albania
Order of dentists of Albania

Dr Nikoll Deda
President
info@ussh.org.al

Belgium
Conseil de l’art dentaire

Mme Aurélie Somer
Président du Conseil de l’art dentaire
Expert Coordination stratégique des Professions de santé
aurelie.somer@health.fgov.be

Steinberg Pascale
pascale.steinberg@sante.belgique.be

Bosnia
Dental Chamber of Federation Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prim. Muhić
stom.komora@lsinter.net

Croatia
Croatian Dental Chamber

Jasminka Polic
Secretary General
hkd@hkdm.hr

France
Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-dentistes
www.oncd.org

Dr Marie-Anne Baudui-Maurel
Vice-President in charge of Europe
marie-anne.baudui-maurel@oncd.org

Hungary
Egészségügyi Engedélyezési és Közigazgatási Hivatal
(Office of Health Authorisation and Administrative Procedures)
www.eekh.hu

Zsolt Bélteki
Head of Department (Migration and Human Resources Methodology)
belteki.zsolt@enkk.hu

Ireland
Dental Council of Ireland
dentalcouncil.ie

David O’Flynn
Registrar
doflynn@dentalcouncil.ie

Italy
Federazione Nazionale Degli Ordini Dei Medici Chirurghi E Dgli Odontoiatri
www.fnomceo.it

Dr Massimo Ferrero
Delegato
ferreromassimo@virgilio.it

Luxembourg
Collège médical du Grand Duché
www.collegemedical.lu

Dr Tom Ulveling
Chargé des Relations avec la FEDCAR
tulvelin@pt.lu

Malta
Medical Council of Malta

Dr David Muscat
President
empire@maltanet.net

Monaco
Collège des Chirurgiens-dentistes

Dr Bruno Michel Fissore
fissore@monaco.mc

Portugal
Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas
www.omd.pt

Dr Miguel Pavão
President
bastonario@omd.pt

Slovenia
Zdravniška zbornica Slovenije
(Medical Chamber of Slovenia)
www.zdravniskazbornica.si

Matjaž Gorkič

Staš Stanislav Naglič
Members
Anja.Bergant@zzs-mcs.si

Spain
Illustro consejo general de odontologos y estomatologos de Espana

Dr. Miguel Angel López-Andrade Jurado
Chair of FEDCAR
consejo@infomed.es

United Kingdom
General Dental Council
www.gdc-uk.org

Patrick Kavanagh

Policy Manager
pkavanagh@gdc-uk.org

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

Sara Schrøder
Overtandlæge (Chief Dental Officer)
saps@sst.dk

Estonia
Healthcare Board
www.tervishoiuamet.ee
Norway
Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel
www.helsedirektoratet.no

Heidi Therese Nordstrøm
Senior Adviser/ seniorrådgiver/ jurist & avdeling autorisasjon

Heidi.Therese.Nordstrom@helsedir.no

Slovakia
Chamber of DentistsMrs Simona Dianiskova
Vice-President
simonadianiskova@gmail.com

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

Frédéric Berthoud
Coordinator for diplomas recognition
frederic.berthoud@bbt.admin.ch

Switzerland
Société Suisse d’Odonto-stomatologie

Nadine Facchinetti
Lic. en Droit, LL.M.
Suppléante de la responsable de Division
Responsable du projet LPMéd
nadine.facchinetti@bag.admin.ch

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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Contact

FEDCAR

EU Office
Conseil national de l’ordre des chirurgiens-dentistes
Chambre française de commerce et de l’industrie
8 avenue des Arts
1210 Bruxelles – Belgium – +32 2 506 88 44

 

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