Council of European Chief Dental Officers (CECDO) Meeting

15 Oct 2003

Council of European Chief Dental Officers (CECDO) Meet in Belfast, on the 15th October – 18th October 2003

Mrs Doreen Wilson, Chief Dental Officer, Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland and Dr Gerard Gavin, Chief Dental Officer Department of Health and Children, Republic of Ireland were delighted to welcome all members of the Council of European Chief Dental Officers (CECDO) to Belfast on the 15th October 2003 for their 75th Meeting.

This event was hosted by the Chief Dental Officers Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, in collaboration with the Dental Health Foundation, Ireland and the Institute of Public Health in Ireland.

CECDO as a council aims to provide a forum for the exchange of views on Dental matters, which affect the European Union. The Council celebrated 10 years of working together in 2002 and is now looking to the future. It is within this context that the central theme of the Belfast meeting was ‘Leadership for Leaders in a Changing World’.

The Dental Health Foundation are delighted to be associated with this important all island event.

Pictured above are the members of the Council of European Chief Dental Officers and invited guests which include Mr Tom Mooney, Deputy Secretary General, Department of Health and Children, ROI; Prof Eeva Widstrom, President CECDO; Mrs Doreen Wilson, Chief Dental Officer, NI; Dr Gerard Gavin, Chief Dental Officer, ROI; Ms Deirdre Sadlier, Dental Health Foundation at a reception and dinner in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast hosted by Mr Clive Gowdy CB, on behalf of the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.