EU reflects on data protection laws one year after their adoption

June 21, 2019 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: On 25 May, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) reached the first anniversary of its effective date for enforcement. The GDPR is a single set of rules regarding the protection of personal data and is directly applicable in the EU member states.

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

June 12, 2019 | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) recently elected a new president, vice president and board members during its 55th annual general assembly. The board is composed of representatives from leading European dental industry associations.

Fair taxation: Commission proposes final measures for fraud-proof VAT system

October 30, 2018

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The EU member states are losing billions of euros in value added tax (VAT) revenues each year. The resulting VAT gap, the difference between the expected VAT revenues and those that are eventually collected, provides an estimate of the revenue lost owing to tax evasion and avoidance on the one hand and bankruptcies, financial insolvencies and miscalculations on the other. On 25 May 2018, the European Commission proposed final technical measures to create a fraud-proof EU VAT system.

Foreword from the President

October 30, 2018 | News

Dear ADDE members and members of the dental industry,

Interview: “More and more practitioners are choosing renting solutions”

October 30, 2018 | Interviews

For clinics, hospitals and private doctors who are looking to invest in new equipment or services, renting and leasing are becoming increasingly more viable alternatives to purchasing. BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions subsidiary supports these end consumers, as well as healthcare equipment dealers, manufacturers and providers in their growth through renting and leasing solutions. Dental Tribune International spoke to Ariane Govignon, head of the Healthcare market, about BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ mission, what it means to health professionals, and its recent collaboration with the ADDE.

ADDE aims at safeguarding dental technology and device sector in Brexit negotiations

October 30, 2018 | News

The ADDE, in collaboration with the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) and following its sister organisation, the Federation of the European Dental Industry, has issued a letter outlining dental dealers’ priorities in the Brexit negotiations. The letter, which was addressed to European Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier and Secretary of State Dominic Raab, has now received a reply from the European Commission’s Taskforce on Article 50 negotiations with the UK.

Assessing health technology: EU Commission to boost cooperation among member states

May 2, 2018 | Business | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is an independent, objective and evidence-based system used to measure the added value of new health technologies. Joint assessments at EU-level covering clinical, but in some cases also social, economic and ethical issues, have been ongoing since the 1980s. However, a series of shortcomings in the current cooperation model has necessitated that the European Commission put forward a new proposal enabling a sustainable and more effective European cooperation on HTA.

Interview: “Patients will become fans of their dentists when they feel like they are in good hands”

May 2, 2018 | Business | Interviews

After joining the family business in 1984, engineering graduate Peter Malata followed in his father’s footsteps as W&H’s president in 1996. Since 1890, the now family-owned W&H is one of the leading manufacturers of dental precision instruments and devices in the world. Currently, W&H has around 1,100 employees worldwide, two production sites in Bürmoos in Austria, one in Brusaporto in Italy, and a total of 19 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and North America. Dental Tribune Online spoke with W&H President Peter Malata about the company’s history, vision and its ADDE sponsorship.

The President’s foreword

April 24, 2018 | Business | News

Dear members of the ADDE and the dental distribution industry,

Interview: “I am proud that our members continue to see the VGT’s work as adding value”

April 23, 2018 | Interviews

Founded in 1952 in Utrecht in the Netherlands, the Nederlandse Vereniging van Groothandelaren in de Tandheelkundige branche (VGT) has been the official organisation for Dutch dental dealers for over 65 years. Since 1990, the VGT has been spearheaded by its gregarious secretary Ed Kolsteeg, who spoke to Dental Tribune Online about the organisation’s development, challenges and importance to its members.

Foreword from the President

February 16, 2018 | Business | News

Dear ADDE members and members of the dental distribution industry,

Interview: « Garantir la bonne santé et la longue durée de vie de la société, et y contribuer »

February 15, 2018 | News

Avec une histoire débutant en 1921, le fabricant japonais GC Corporation dispose aujourd’hui d’un portefeuille comportant des milliers de produits dentaires vendus dans plus de 100 pays dans le monde entier. En tant que membre parrain de l’Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE), GC apporte son concours au commerce de produits dentaires en Europe. Dental Tribune Online s’est entretenu avec Michele Puttini, président de GC Europe, à propos de la Vision 2021 de GC, la nouvelle relation grossiste-fabricant, ainsi que les tendances et défis actuels de l’industrie.

Interview: «Wir wollen zu einer gesunden, langlebigen Gesellschaft beitragen»

February 15, 2018 | Interviews

Die Unternehmensgeschichte der japanischen GC Corporation reicht bis in das Jahr 1921 zurück. Heute umfasst das Sortiment des Herstellers Tausende von zahnmedizinischen Produkten, die in über 100 Ländern weltweit verkauft werden. Als Sponsorenmitglied der Association of Dental Dealers in Europa (ADDE), des europäischen Dentalhändler-Verbandes, unterstützt GC den Dental-Handel in ganz Europa. Dental Tribune International hat mit Michele Puttini gesprochen, dem Präsidenten von GC Europe, um mehr über GCs Vision 2021, die sich wandelnde Beziehung zwischen Händlern und Herstellern und aktuelle Trends und Herausforderungen in der Branche zu erfahren.

Interview: “Ensuring and contributing to a healthy, long-living society”

February 15, 2018 | Interviews

With a company history going back as far as 1921, Japanese manufacturer GC Corporation now has a portfolio of thousands of dental products, sold in over 100 countries around the world. As a sponsoring member of the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE), GC supports the dental trade across Europe. Dental Tribune International spoke with President of GC Europe Michele Puttini about GC’s Vision 2021, the changing dealer–manufacturer relationship, and current trends and challenges in the industry.

Interview: «Das Jahr 2018 hält für unsere Dental-Händler etliche Herausforderungen bereit»

February 13, 2018 | Business | News

Der britische Verband für die Dentalbranche (British Dental Industry Association, BDIA) vertritt die britischen Hersteller, Anbieter und Händler von Medizinprodukten bereits seit 1923. Nun steht der Verband vor neuen Herausforderungen, deren Umfang und ungewisser Ausgang an die laufenden Brexit-Verhandlungen erinnern. Dental Tribune International hat mit Edmund Proffitt, dem neuen Executive Director der BDIA, darüber gesprochen, wie seine bisherigen Erfahrungen bei dem Verband ihm auch in seiner aktuellen Rolle zu neuen Erfolgen verhelfen, Im Artikel erklärt er, was sich die BDIA für das Jahr 2018 vorgenommen hat.

Interview: “2018 brings a number of challenges for our dental dealers”

February 12, 2018 | Business | Interviews

Though the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) has represented the UK’s dental manufacturers, suppliers and dealers since 1923, it has faced few challenges both as large and as uncertain as the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Dental Tribune International spoke with the BDIA’s new Executive Director, Edmund Proffitt, about how his prior experience with the association has positioned him to succeed in this role, and what the BDIA hopes to achieve in 2018.

Point sur le nouveau système unique d’identification des dispositifs de l’UE

February 9, 2018 | Business

BRUXELLES, Belgique : En avril 2017, le Parlement européen a voté en faveur de l'approbation de nouveaux règlements sur les dispositifs médicaux pour améliorer la sécurité dans l'industrie médicale et dentaire au sein de l'Union européenne (UE). L'un des principes fondamentaux de la nouvelle réglementation est la mise en place d'un système d'identification unique des dispositifs (IUD) relié à la base de données européenne sur les dispositifs médicaux. Cette base de données devrait être accessible et complète d'ici mai 2020.

A look at the EU’s new Unique Device Identification system

February 1, 2018 | Business | News

BRUSSELS, Belgium: In April 2017, the European Parliament voted to approve new medical device regulations to improve safety in the medical and dental industry within the European Union (EU). One of the central tenets of the new regulations is the implementation of a Unique Device Identification (UDI) system that corresponds with the European Database on Medical Devices, a publically accessible and comprehensive database of medical devices, by May 2020.

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