ADEE President Prof Corrado Paganelli and CED President Dr. Marco Landi met in Brussels on Tuesday 26th January to renew collaboration between both associations. They discussed different areas of collaboration between the two organisations. Ethics was singled out as an issue of particular importance.
Currently, the CED Code of Ethics is being revised taking into consideration changes to the national codes of ethics of dentists since the last revision and the newly agreed EU General Data Protection Regulation, provisions of which are expected to be applied from early 2018. While ADEE is working on a Learning Outcomes document on Ethics, Law and Professionalism in European Dental Undergraduate Curriculum within its Special Interest Group. The chair of the CED Working Group Education and Professional Qualifications, Prof. Dr. Paulo Melo attended the meeting of the ADEE Special Interest Group during the 41th ADEE Annual Meeting in Szeged on 26 – 29 August 2015. He welcomed a reference to the CED Code of Ethics in the ADEE document. Prof. Dr. Melo stressed that the CED Code of Ethics reflects the consensus of European dentists and encouraged European dental educators to include it in the dental students’ study materials.
The CED and the ADEE look forward to further cooperation on this very important issue for the dental profession.