Protect personal data before it is too late
Dear members of all EU dental dealer associations, presidents and secretaries, are your members fully prepared and operationally ready for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? With the new GDPR setting the minimum standard for the use of customer data by organisations, privacy by design has inevitably become a leading principle of data management. The GDPR was adopted in April 2016 and will come into full effect in May 2018.
“CAD/CAM production really is the way forward”
The integration of digital dentistry into existing workflows has become increasingly popular as newer technologies have been developed. Though this approach can offer faster and safer methods of treatment, it needs an experienced and educated dental professional to be implemented optimally. Dental Tribune International spoke with Ed Attenborough, CEO of Attenborough Dental and board member of the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE), about the opportunities and challenges that digital dentistry presents.
“The Italian dental industry is in a very healthy condition”
Driven by an emphasis on high-performing and intelligently designed products, the Italian dental industry has become firmly established as one of the largest in the world. Dental Tribune International spoke with Dr Maurizio Quaranta, former president of the Italian association for dental dealers (Associazione Nazionale Commercio Articoli Dentali; ANCAD) and current Vice President of the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe, about some of the recent activity in Italy’s dental industry.
Medical device regulations are on track
In April, the European Parliament voted to implement a pair of new regulations concerning medical devices. First proposed in 2012 by the European Commission, the regulations are intended to improve safety in medicine and dentistry within the European Union. Since then, the regulations have officially entered into force, and dental distributors across Europe have been busy preparing for the ensuing changes.