Associate Member Day 2017

On 4 December, 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 present the renewed Platform’s strategy, as well as to gather very useful feedback on the two work strands the Platform is currently pursuing:  

  1. Inclusion of oral health indicators in future EU publications; 
  2. Establish a thematic library for best practices in oral health. 

 The meeting also featured an intervention from Sir Graham Watson, a former UK MEP, who presented Associate Members with insights from his time as a policy-makers and shared tips and tricks when engaging with European policy-makers. 

 The Associate Members then went on to a tour of the European Parliament, to get a first-hand view and experience of one of the key interlocutors of the Platform.  

 Representatives of the following organisations participated in the meeting: Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF); 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); Forum Zahn- und Mundgesundheit Deutschland (Forum Dental and Oral Health Germany); Oral Health Foundation; Russian Dental Association. 

 We are looking forward to hosting next year’s Associate Member in Brussels in September 2018!