Spain has been unanimously elected to chair the Federation of European Dental Competent Authorities and Regulators (FEDCAR) until May 2016, under the Presidency of the Delegate for International Affairs of the Spanish Dental Association, Dr. Miguel Angel Lopez-Andrade. This decision was adopted during the last FEDCAR General Assembly recently held in Tallinn (Estonia), the country that had the Presidency since 2014.
FEDCAR brings together European orders and bodies responsible for the regulation, the registration and the supervision of dental practitioners, and serves as a consultant organ of the European Commission. They are about a dozen EU countries which 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.
This Federation maintains two General Meetings a year to unify criteria between the different countries: one in the autumn, which usually takes place in Paris, and another in the spring, held in the country holding the Presidency. Thus, our country will be responsible for the organization of the next FEDCAR Spring General Assembly which will take place in Barcelona in May 2016.