Lost Password?


Privacy Policy | Site Notice

Your selection has been saved!

More information


We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

  • Accept all cookies:
    All Cookies
  • Accept only first-party-cookies:
    Only Cookies from this website.
  • Accept no cookies:
    Es werden keine Cookies gesetzt, es sei denn, es handelt sich um technisch notwendige Cookies. Borlabs Cookie hat bereits ein notwendiges Cookie gesetzt.

You can change your preferences at any time: Privacy Policy. Site Notice


Since January 31 2020, the United Kingdom is not part of the European Union anymore. Now that leaves a big question mark, whether there is going to be a follow-up agreement between Great Britain and the EU-member states or a “hard Brexit”. The EU-law (such as the recognition of professional qualifications for dentists) is still valid for the UK until the 31 of December 2020.

According to observers, the consequences of the Brexit are going to affect especially the British healthcare workers: In the present time over 13 percent of them come from foreign countries.  The Brexit could intensify the already ongoing shortage of healthcare workers in the United Kingdom. That would be a big danger for the patient care. In the case of a “hard Brexit”, it might be possible, that Great Britain tries to lure their foreign workers with quick recognition processes or corresponding emoluments.
Without the follow-up agreement the bureaucratic effort for the import of medicinal products to the UK would rise. Right now, Great Britain obtains two thirds of their products from EU-member states. The certification of medicinal products inside the United Kingdom could also get delayed, due to the resignation from the European Medicines Agency (EMA). That inevitably leads to a disadvantage for the patients.

Those are also going to get affected by the discontinuation of the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Right now, it still offers them access to free or reduced medicine in EU-member states.

Independent from the negotiations results it is clear, that the political consequences for dentists in the EU are going to be noticeable: In many key-issues, the United Kingdom has a liberal approach. That stance is apt to be weakened in Brussels from now on. If that loss is going to have a big impact on the discussion about the liberalization of the EU-service markets remains vague.

So far, the British dental organizations have always been quite active in intraprofessional policy discussions at the European level. The Council of European Dentists (CED) tries to keep them as Members after the Brexit. If the follow-up agreement fails, the British Dental Association (BDA) has to leave the CED.
Statements about the exact consequences of the Brexit for dentistry stay vague. However, you can assume that dentists and patients in the United Kingdom are going to be affected more by the consequences than the rest of the EU-member states.

The whole text “Brexit – what now? “, can be read in the “EDI Journal” 1/2020 pp. 52-54  

14th European Symposium in Skopje

From 28 to 30 May 2020 - postponed -

The EU Commission at a glance


We want you

The "We want you" campaign is aiming at young professionals and potential newcomers in implant dentistry to spread the word about the multifaceted work of BDIZ EDI throughout Europe.

What about the Netherlands?


Introducing Dr Nathalie Khasin


European Expert in Implantology

The European Expert in Implantology (EDA) will be conducted by the BDIZ EDI in collaboration with the European Dental Association (EDA).


The associated partners of the BDIZ EDI in Europe


See all Members of the Board


BDIZ EDI was founded as BDIZ in 1989 to enforce the development of oral implantology for all dentists in Germany.


BDIZ EDI supports high quality dental implantology on a high stage within a free market in Europe.