The Second European Oral Health Summit
On October 13, the Second European Oral Health Summit took place in Brussels, gathering oral healthcare stakeholders, experts and leading policy makers from across Europe for a high-level policy round table, and presenting solutions to Europe’s oral health problems
During the Summit, the collection of best practices in oral health promotion and prevention across Europe was presented, outlining the scale of the oral health problem in Europe, and containing 28 examples of oral health prevention and promotion programmes from across Europe which the Platform sees as possible solutions.
Dr Paula Vassallo, Chair of the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe stressed that “the examples demonstrated in this report highlight that solutions to Europe’s oral health problems do exist. The European Commission and Member States should establish a formal mechanism such as a Joint Action on Oral Health to ensure the proper evaluation and roll-out of these programmes across the European Union, for the benefit of the oral health of all citizens.”