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

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2 miles-stones & 1 requirement are expected :

1° A conference about the future of the EU Health Union will take place in Brussels on 26–27 March.

The Belgian EU presidency is working to lay a foundation for a future EU health workforce strategy. 

Key themes of the conference are : security of medicines supply, the shortage of health workers (i.a. medical deserts, shortages of some professions, violence and verbal abuse towards healthcare professionals)and crisis preparedness.

A workshop involving politicians, stakeholders, and health experts will discuss “what we could do to set up a better policy approach at the EU level for the health workforce”.

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L’automne dernier, des enseignants-chercheurs impliqués dans un large projet Européen (J.Dixon et collaborateurs, dont S.Tubert-Jeannin, V.Roger-Leroi & S Vital) publiaient une enquête sur la formation des chirurgiens-dentistes en Europe1,2. L’enquête est disponible en ligne et s’intitule O-HEALTH-EDU: Aperçu de l’état actuel de la formation des professionnels de la santé orale en Europe

Le Pr Tubert-Jeannin (Département de santé publique orale, Université Clermont Auvergne, France), coordinatrice du projet, nous présente l’intérêt de cette étude.

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The European Commission has been conducting a public consultation in February 2024 in order to tackle the lack of a common framework in EU countries « for the design, delivery and award of joint degree programmes ».

Project:

The idea is not to create in the near future a legally binding instrument that should be common to all EU countries.

Instead, the idea is rather to create a context for interested universities that facilitates the possibility to deliver a degree joint and common to several institutions from Member States.

Professions with automatic recognition of qualifications such as the one of dental practitioners could greatly benefit from such an initiative on joint degree programmes.

For one single reason :

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While the EU reflects on a possible Joint European Degree and on new recommendations to Member States on the Insurance Quality of Higher Education that could be of mutual benefit to both the European Education Area and the European Union of Health, the members of FEDCAR on 24 November 2023 were keen to commit a declaration of adherence to the professional competencies presented in a ADEE document entitled the « Graduating European Dentist ».

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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.

Spring meeting in Roma, May 2022, under the chair of the FNOMCeO/Federazione Nazionale degli Ordini dei Medici Chirurghi e degli Odontoiatri.
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.
Délégués de la FEDCAR avec les représentants invités du monde académique (ADEE) et estudiantin (EDSA), accueillis par l’Ordre national des chirurgiens-dentistes, Paris, novembre 2023.

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

  • Dr Hrvoje Pezo

    Chair of FEDCAR

    President of the Dental Chamber of Croatia / Hrvatska komora dentalne medicine 


  • Dr Massimo Ferrero

    General Secretary of FEDCAR

    Former President for 2022


    PRESIDENTE DELLA COMMISSIONE ALBO ODONTOIATRI DI AOSTA 

  • Dr Oscar Castro Président de la FEDCAR pour l'année 2023
    Dr Oscar Castro
    Chair of FEDCAR for 2023 Vice-president for 2024
    President of Spanish Dental Council/Consejo Dentistas
  • Dr Marie-Anne Baudui-Maurel
    Treasurer of FEDCAR
    Vice-President of French Dental Chamber

Country’s members & partners

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Albania Order of dentists of AlbaniaDr Nikoll Deda President info@ussh.org.al
Belgium Conseil de l’art dentaireMme Aurélie Somer Président du Conseil de l’art dentaire Expert Coordination stratégique des Professions de santé aurelie.somer@health.fgov.beSteinberg Pascale pascale.steinberg@sante.belgique.be
Bosnia Dental Chamber of Federation Bosnia and HerzegovinaPrim. Muhić stom.komora@lsinter.net
Croatia Croatian Dental ChamberJasminka Polic Secretary General hkd@hkdm.hr
France Conseil National de l’Ordre des Chirurgiens-dentistes www.oncd.orgDr Marie-Anne Baudui-Maurel Vice-President in charge of Europe marie-anne.baudoui-maurel@oncd.org
Hungary Egészségügyi Engedélyezési és Közigazgatási Hivatal (Office of Health Authorisation and Administrative Procedures) www.eekh.huZsolt Bélteki Head of Department (Migration and Human Resources Methodology) belteki.zsolt@enkk.hu
Ireland Dental Council of Ireland dentalcouncil.ieDavid O’Flynn Registrar doflynn@dentalcouncil.ie
Italy Federazione Nazionale Degli Ordini Dei Medici Chirurghi E Dgli Odontoiatri www.fnomceo.itDr Massimo Ferrero Delegato ferreromassimo@virgilio.it
Luxembourg Collège médical du Grand Duché www.collegemedical.luDr Tom Ulveling Chargé des Relations avec la FEDCAR tulvelin@pt.lu
Malta Medical Council of MaltaDr David Muscat President empire@maltanet.net
Monaco Collège des Chirurgiens-dentistesDr Alain Brombal drbrombal@monaco.mc
Portugal Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas www.omd.ptDr Miguel Pavão President bastonario@omd.pt
Slovenia Zdravniška zbornica Slovenije (Medical Chamber of Slovenia) www.zdravniskazbornica.siMatjaž GorkičStaš Stanislav Naglič Members Anja.Bergant@zzs-mcs.si
Spain Illustro consejo general de odontologos y estomatologos de EspanaDr. Miguel Angel López-Andrade Jurado & Dr. Nacho Rodríguez Ruiz Past Chair of FEDCAR consejo@infomed.es
United Kingdom General Dental Council www.gdc-uk.orgRebeca Cooper
 Policy Manager policyinbox@gdc-uk.org
Denmark National Board of Health
Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed (The Danish Patient Safety Authority)Sara Schrøder Chefkonsulent, tandlæge (Dental Officer) saps@sst.dk
Estonia Healthcare Board www.tervishoiuamet.ee
Norway Norwegian Registration Authority for Health Personnel www.helsedirektoratet.noHeidi Therese Nordstrøm Senior Adviser/ seniorrådgiver/ jurist & avdeling autorisasjonHeidi.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
Official to be confirmed Coordinator for diplomas recognition xx.xx@bbt.admin.ch
Switzerland Société Suisse d’Odonto-stomatologie
Representative to be confirmed xx.xx@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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