MEMBERSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Chamber is a member of the World Dental Federation (FDI) since August of 2005.

FDI is an international dental organization whose activities involve around 200 associations from 130 countries. The organization unites approximately 1 million dentists around the world. Its purpose is to represent the profession globally and spread information which would help improve the society's oral health.

The organization was established in Paris, in 1900. The FDI publishes an international magazine and newsletter 6 times per year.

Structure. Decisions are made by the General Assembly which is convened once per year. Regional departments, scientific committees, the council and the office are working continuously.

Member States pay a member fee whose size depends on the number of dentists in the organization, chamber, etc.

FDI resolutions help the countries solve issues related to oral health, as well as form an oral health improvement strategy.

On 14-17 September 2011, an FDI Global Dental Congress was held in Mexico. More information about the congress can be found here.

On 29 August - 1 September 2012, an FDI Global Dental Congress was held in Hong Kong. More information about the congress can be found here.

On 28 - 31 August 2013, an FDI Global Dental Congress was held in Istanbul (Turkey). More information about the congress can be found here.

On 11-14 September 2014, an FDI Global Dental Congress was held in Delhi (India). More information about the congress can be found here.

On 22-25 September 2015, an FDI Global Dental Congress was held in Bangkok (Thailand). More information about the congress can be found here.

On 7-10 September 2016, an FDI Global Dental Congress was held in Bangkok Poland (Poznan). More information about the congress can be found here.


In May of 2006, the Chamber became a member of the Dental Liaison Committee (DLC) of the European Member States. In May of 2006, the aforesaid committee changed its name and became the Council of European Dentists.

CED - Council of European Dentists is a non-profit European association uniting around 340000 dentists. Only EU Member States can become its members, while others can participate as observers, without the right to make any decisions.

CED structure

A general meeting, involving 1-2 delegates from the association or chamber, is held twice a year. The Board of CED, comprised of 8 members which are elected every three years, provides strategic CED proposals and supervises its administration. The office is situated in Brussels, which has legal professionals and managers who formulate the offers of dentists, check their compliance with the European Directives and provide them to the European Commission or Council. Office employees are continuously monitoring the agenda of these structures and inform the dental community about any unfavourable amendments of directives that are being prepared. The organization represents the interests of dentists, fights against lobbying manufacturers and excessive bureaucracy, pays particular attention to the safety of patients, cooperates with medical and patient associations, and helps dental associations exchange information. The organization is registered in the European Commission's and the European Parliament's Transparency Register, and receives the funds for its activities from its member fee.

Members of the CED Board:

  • Dr. Marco Landi, President (Italy)
  • Dr. Piret Vali Vice-President (Estonia)
  • Dr. Mick Armstrong Treasurer (United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Hans Schrangl Board member (Austria)
  • Dr. Alexander Tolmeijer Board member (The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Doniphan Hammer Board member (France)
  • Dr. Paulo Melo Board member (Portugal Dr. Freddie Sloth-Lisbjerg Board member (Portugal)

CED Working Groups:

  • Amalgam
  • Studies and professional qualification
  • E-health
  • Infection control and waste management
  • Medical devices
  • Oral health
  • Patient safety
  • Teeth whitening

The Chamber is represented in foreign relations by the Commission for Public Relations

Commission member Erminija Guzaitienė

More information: www.cedentists.eu