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EU redesigns overarching rules on distribution with new competition rules

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Commission has adopted Regulation 2022/720, and the regulation came into effect on 1 June this year. This is the ...

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ADDE board member Martin Ravets brings focus on connectivity to dental industry

When Martin Ravets joined the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) board, he brought with him a strong focus on technology, entrepreneurship ...

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Latest survey on the European dental trade now available in PDF

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The new survey on the European dental trade is a comprehensive report on the most relevant topics and trends in the European dental ...

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Dear ADDE members, dear colleagues, dear dental world,

With this newsletter, we are coming back to you after a hopefully “normal” and satisfying summer holiday. On top of the COVID-19 pandemic—which has...

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Interview: “I am positive that we can bring strength and vision through unity”

When Etienne Barthet joined the ADDE board in 2020, he brought with him 37 years of experience in the dental sector. Barthet is director ...

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ADDE confirms 2022 meeting schedule

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The ADDE has confirmed its schedule for meetings in 2022. The dental dealers’ association will begin its meetings ...

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Foreword from the president

Dear ADDE members and members of the dental industry,

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Two recent EU-level policy developments and what they mean for dental dealers

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Recently, there have been two policy and regulatory developments at EU level that are relevant for the activities of ...

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Latest survey on European dental trade now available

LEIPZIG, Germany: The latest edition of a comprehensive report on the European dental industry is now available for purchase through Dental Tribune ...

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ADDE elects new board members

BRUSSELS, Belgium: During its annual general assembly, the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) re-elected its current president and vice ...

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European response to ongoing health crisis—a dental dealers’ perspective

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Activities at EU level are currently dominated by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and the European Commission (EC) is coordinating the EU’s ...

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Interview: Attila Trägner joins ADDE board

The ADDE has welcomed Attila Trägner to its board as it continues to represent the interests of more than 960 dental dealers in Europe. Trägner, who is ...

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ADDE confirms 2021 meeting schedule

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The ADDE has confirmed its schedule for meetings in 2021. The dental dealers’ association will begin the year on 4 February with a ...

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Foreword from the president

Dear ADDE members and members of the dental industry,

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Commission proposes major EU recovery plan in light of COVID-19

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In order to repair the economic and social damage caused by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the European Commission is proposing a major ...

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Commission issues guidelines on EU-wide derogations for medical devices

BRUSSELS, Belgium: On 19 May 2020, the European Commission issued guidelines on EU-wide derogations for medical devices. The guidelines follow the ...

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Welcome back—a post-lockdown update from the president

In the past four months, the global economy has suffered the unprecedented impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, and the dental industry in particular has been...

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Dental practices reopening across the world

LEIPZIG, Germany: Many governments have now eased public health restrictions, saying that their countries have overcome the first wave of the SARS-CoV-2 ...

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Brexit and the MDR—what will happen after transition period?

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The UK officially left the EU on 31 January 2020 with a withdrawal act providing for a transition period until the end of 2020. A ...

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EU medical device regulation to enter into force

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European medical device regulation (MDR; Council Regulation (EU) 2017/745) will enter into force on 26 May 2020, replacing the active...

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Interview: Distribution companies play an important role for their customers in the dental market

As a senior consultant at Henry Schein and a board member of the German dental trade association Bundesverband Dentalhandel, Andreas Meldau had the exact ...

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Foreword from the president

Dear ADDE members and members of the dental industry,

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Distributors, do you know your MDR obligations?

CHESHAM, UK: The medical device regulation (MDR) brings a raft of additional responsibilities for manufacturers’ quality and regulatory affairs teams. ...

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Chief Executive of British Dental Industry Association addresses Brexit concerns

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Decisions regarding Brexit are coming closer, and industry in general is increasingly concerned about how the post-Brexit landscape may ...

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MDR and IVDR: Commission announces ongoing guidance development

BRUSSELS, Belgium: On 25 October, the European Commission’s Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) released a document providing an overview of future ...

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Foreword from the president

Dear ADDE members and members of the dental industry,

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Interview: "Quality is a brand’s or product’s first competitive edge"

Paolo Bussolari has been with multi-business group and dental product manufacturer Cefla since 2001 and has served as Managing Director of Cefla Medical ...

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Ongoing review of Vertical Block Exemption Regulation by European Commission

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER) exempts certain agreements from the EU’s general competition rules and allows suppliers ...

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EU reflects on data protection laws one year after their adoption

BRUSSELS, Belgium: On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) reached the first anniversary of its effective date for enforcement. The GDPR is...

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New president and board members elected to Association of Dental Dealers in Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) recently elected a new president, vice president and board members during its 55th ...

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