Associate Member Day 2018

On 17 September 2018, the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe hosted its annual Associate Member Day in Brussels.

This meeting was the occasion for the Platform’s Board Members to provide an update on the work accomplished over the past year, and to present the strategy for the Platform for 2019. In 2019, the Platform will continue building on the achievements made over the past two years, by focusing on the following two workstreams:

  • Inclusion of oral health indicators and data in future EU publications;
  • Develop a repository for best practices in oral health.

Associate Members offered valuable insights and contributions that will help move the activities of the Platform forward in the coming months. We look forward to continuing our close collaboration in 2019.

Associate Members also had the opportunity to listen to two keynote presentations by Professors Helen Whelton and David Williams. Prof. Whelton shared insights on securing EU research funding for oral health, while Prof. Williams introduced the FDI-ICHOM Adult Oral Health Dataset, and how the possible application of this data could improve oral health and oral health outcomes.

Representatives of the following organisations participated in the meeting: Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF); Arbeitsgemeinschaft Zahnmedizin für Menschen mit Behinderung (German Association for Dentistry for Persons with Disability or Special Needs); Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE); Council of European Chief Dental Officers; European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD); European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH); European College of Gerodontology (ECG); European Dental Hygienist Federation (EDHF); European Dental Students Association (EDSA); European Federation of Orthodontic Specialists Associations (EFOSA); European Federation of Periodontology (EFP); European Organisation for Caries Research (ORCA); European Orthodontic Society (EOS); Ivoren Kruis; Oral Health Foundation; Russian Dental Association.