The Association for Dental Education in Europe (A.D.E.E.) and the Federation of European Dental Regulators (F.E.D.C.A.R.) welcome the W.H.A.’s adoption on 24 May of the global oral health strategy. They look forward to feeding the W.H.O.’s consultation in the coming weeks that will lay the ground for the Action Plan in charge of detailing and implementing this strategy in the very diverse national context of the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly.Read more
Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders (HPCB) is an informal partnership of professional healthcare regulators.
Its purpose is to support patient safety in Europe through effective regulation across borders. It works in the context of free movement of healthcare professionals in Europe. In its last newsletter an article reverts on the modernization of quality-insurance that is targeted by the EU Commission in its European Strategy of Universities published in January and commented by Education Ministers in April.
The article is available here.
PROFESSIONS IN GROWING NUMBERS
dentists: 400,000 in practice
dental assistants: 480,000
dental hygienists: 45,000
dental technicians: 150,000
other dental auxiliaries (dental therapist, clinical dental technician, dental assistant…) : 45,000Read more
In France, the Observatoire Prospectif des Métiers et des Qualifications dans les Professions Libérales published in November 2021 a -well detailed- study – on “The dental team in Europe ».
From the comparison of France with 6 countries (Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Romania, United Kingdom) appears the obvious : the national organization of the healthcare covering and of the out-of-pocket costs is the determining criterion for the organization, size and profitability of a more or less extended dental team.
In that context the study identifies 3 basic trends :Read more
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.
Note that few months later, in December 2021, the EDSA published its study : “Impact of COVID-19 on dental education in Europe: The students’ perspective“ which aims at identifying “students’ perception regarding the measures taken to adapt during the pandemic by different dental schools in the European Region”.Read more