Your Country Chairperson can help with any question you may have about ESCD activities in your own country and can help you with issues like the payment of subscriptions, enrolling your dental team members and traveling to our Annual Meetings. To find your Country Chairperson use the search option bellow.
|Ajay Juneja||Arab Emirates|
|Sinisa Kovacevic||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Asja Muhic||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Laurindo Borelli Neto||Brasil|
|Jermine Baljet||Netherland Antilles|
|Farhim Jameel||Sri Lanka|
|Kamila Azimova||United Kingdom|
Europäische Gesellschaft für Kosmetische Zahnheilkunde (ESCD)
Articles of Incorporation as agreed by resolution
of the General Assembly
of 19 October 2021
2 The Articles of Incorporation are submitted at the association authorities with the headquarters of the association in Vienna.
3 The tax year is the calendar year.
4 The headquarters of the association is Vienna.
6 Furthermore, the European quality assurance is implemented in the field of aesthetic procedures regarding the mouth, teeth and jaw area, and in the aesthetic dentistry technology, based on the certifications for “Active Certified Member” and “Fellow Member”. Criteria and implementation guidelines are regulated by a separate certification scheme.
7 In addition, the concepts for ensuring a continuous flow of information between the representatives of the practical dentistry, especially between the users of the aesthetic dentistry procedures and the non-dentistry public must be created.
8 A further objective of the ESCD is to present the cosmetic and aesthetic procedures in the field of mouth, teeth and jaw to the members of the medical and dentistry profession, their assistant and the members of other professions within the medical field, in such a manner that the acquired abilities can be directly implemented in their activity according to their powers.
9 The cooperation with scientific associations and institutions on national and international level is desired.
10 Taking into account its purposes, the association must regularly publish a magazine and organize a conference annually. In doing so, account must be taken of the interests of both members of the board and full-time members of the universities.
11 Taking into account its purposes, the Association may, by resolution of the General Assembly, acquire membership in other domestic or foreign associations and organizations. In pursuit of its purposes the association can establish national associations.
13 The deductibility of donations offered to the association is regulated by the relevant tax provisions.
14 The association is a non-profit organization; it pursued the ideal purposes described in article 2 of the Articles of Incorporation.
15 The funds of the association may only be used for statutory purposes. The members do not receive any profit share and no other contributions from the association.
16 No persons can benefit from expenses that are above the statutory purpose.
18 The Board of Directors decides by simple majority on the admission of the applicant. After the positive decision of the Board of Directors and entry of the membership fee, the membership starts.
19 Certified members can become physicians, dentists and dental technicians, who have demonstrated special theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of esthetic procedures in the tooth, mouth and jaw area and dental technology. The evidence criteria are set out in the certification guidelines of the ESCD.
20 Upon request, the Certification Committed, which has certified instructors with certified members, establishes with constitutive effect the prerequisites necessary to obtain the certified membership.
21 Invitationally Certified Membership can be obtained only by invitation from the ESCD Board only. To maintain membership status payment of the annual subscription fee to ESCD is mandatory. After three years of invitationally certified membership promotion to actively certified membership can be applied for.
22 The Certification Committee decides on the certification of ordinary members by simple majority. The decision does not require any justification and the applicant is notified in writing. An appeal of the decision is not possible.
23 In order to maintain the membership category active certified and fellow, the annual contribution to ESCD must be paid (a compensation of membership fees of other partner companies is not possible) and the members must participate in at least two annual meetings within four consecutive years.
24 If there are no significant excuse reasons for non-participation, the Board of Directors decides by a simple majority on the withdrawal of the degree of certification. The decision requires no justification and the applicant is notified in writing about it. An appeal of the decision is not possible.
25 General members can be physicians and dentists, students of medicine or dentistry or members of medical or dentistry assistance professions, as well as dental technicians and other professionals who are directly or indirectly involved in cosmetic or aesthetic procedures in humans.
26 Corporate members may become healthcare agencies, medical or dental professional associations as well as corporate entities of the public right. A promoting member can be any natural or legal person. Promoting members can also participate at the general meeting with one natural person each.
27 International, promotional and corporate members have no voting rights. Honorary members can become members or other persons, who have made a special contribution to the purposes of the association. If a certified member is appointed as honorary member, he/she shall not affect his / her legal status as certified member, unless this statute expressly states otherwise. The honorary membership is awarded by the general meeting in a simple majority on the basis of a proposal passed by the Executive Committee in a secret ballot, by a two-thirds majority.
28 International members are persons from countries outside Europe.
30 No admission contribution is charged.
31 Each member shall pay an annual fee. This contribution must be paid until March 31 for each year.
32 In justified exceptional cases, on request, the contribution can be reduced, deferred or exempted.
33 Certified members, who have reached the age of 65-years-old are exempted from paying the contributions according to the own request of the Board, provided that they have been a certified member of ESED for at least 5 years.
34 Honorary members are exempted from paying the contribution. This also applies if they are at the same time certified or regular members.
35 The contributions are only used for statutory purposes; contributions to members from the funds of the association are not allowed.
37 The membership ends by further exclusion according to the decision of the Board.
38 An exclusion with immediate effect is only accepted in exceptional cases, if a particularly serious case of behavior affecting the association, give the Board an important reason for immediate termination, without notice.
39 Members who are in default of payment of their membership contributions, beyond the end of the payment period will be reminded of their obligation to pay. Willingness to pay will lead to exclusion from the association if the Board passes a relevant resolution.
40 Insolvency due to an emergency leads to the deferral of contributions, exceptionally also to the remission. The decision is made by the board.
42 Only certified members and fellow members have voting rights within the general meeting; the election by a representative is not allowed.
43 In case of amendments of the Articles of Incorporation, only the fellow members have voting rights.
44 The amendments of the Articles of Incorporation require a 2/3 majority of the present fellow members.
45 Until the certification of the first fellow members there is a transitional provision that also grants the “Certified Members” the right to vote in the case of amendments to the Articles of Association.
46 After the appointment of the first fellow member, this regulation will terminate automatically.
47 For election of the Board and election for the advisory members of the Board, the certified members have an active and passive election right. Unless the offices of the Commissioners for International Training, the ESCD Internet Website, Interdisciplinary Aspects and Administrative Matters can be filled by a certified member, the sole exception is the extension of the right to vote to another member from among the members of the Society.Both certified and general members can be elected in the ESCD Committee and Extended ESCD Committee. If a general member has been elected in the ESCD Committee and Extended ESCD Committee there is mandatory of becoming certified member in 1 year after the election.
48 Invited Certified Members have no election rights.
49 Only certified members have the right to use the symbol of ESCD and its name but also the addition ‚Certified Member‘or‚Fellow Member” when presenting themselves. As far as they have another position within the association, this can also be stated. The local provisions of the supervisory authorities of the countries shall be considered.
51 Each certified member undertakes to contribute at least once a year to the informative magazine of the company, if unless he/she otherwise assists the association.
54 Requests to amend or supplement the agenda of the meeting shall be submitted no later than three weeks before the meeting and shall be submitted to the Board in writing. The board shall amend or supplement the agenda accordingly.
55 The Board and the Advisory Council may convene an ordinary general meeting, as described. The Board has to do this if at least one quarter of the members have requested the summoning in writing, stating the purpose and the reasons.
56 The General Meeting can make decisions regardless of the number of the members present.
57 Resolutions of the General Assembly are made by simple majority of the given votes, unless otherwise specified by law or by these Articles of Incorporation.
58 For the negotiations and resolutions of the General Assembly a minute shall be created, which must be signed by the President and by the secretary appointed by the General Meeting. The minutes shall be sent to all members in writing, in the form of a letter of acknowledgement or by email, at the latest before the next General Meeting.
59 The General Assembly decides on the approval of the annual financial statements, the discharge of the Board and amendments to the Articles of Incorporation.
1. Approval of the minutes of the previous General Meeting;
2. Receipt and approval of business and budget reports of the Board as well as the cash report;
3. Discharge of the Board;
4. Election and recall of the Board;
5. Election and recall of the Advisory Council;
6. Approval of the budget plan for the coming business year;
7. Confirmation of the proposals of the Board about the annual contributions for the coming year;
8. Decision on awarding the honorary membership;
9. Approval of legal transactions performed by the Board, if their value in individual cases exceeds € 30,000. This restriction only applies in internal relationship;
10. Acquiring the membership in other associations and organizations;
- the President
- Past Presidents
- the Vice President
- the General Secretary
- the Chairperson for international postgraduate education
- the Chairperson for Laboratory Technique
- the Country chairperson coordinator
- the Treasurer
- the Chairperson for education
- the Certified members chairperson
- the Academic relations chairperson
- the International affairs chairperson
64 The Association is represented judiciary and extra-judiciary by the President or the Secretary General. There is exclusive power of representation. In internal relationships the Secretary Generalcan use his/her representative power only if the President is actually or legally prevented from this task. Legal transactions, which exceed € 30,000 need the approval of the General Assembly. This restriction applies only for internal relations.
65 Holding the president’s office is limited to one period. Presidents must not get reelected.
66 The members of the Board are elected through secret ballot by all certified members within the General Assembly, for a period of two years.
67 Their recall before the end of this term is allowed for very important reasons only. If a member of the Board resigns during the term of office, the Board shall elect another substitute member for the rest of the term of office of the departing member.
68 The election requires the confirmation of the next General Assembly. In any case, the members of the Board remain in office until the new election.
69 Re-election is permitted.
70 All offices are honorary offices.
71 Meetings of the Board are convened by the President indicating the agenda and observing an invitation term of four weeks. The same applies if at least two members of the Board require the convocation.
72 The meetings of the Board are governed by the president.
73 For the negotiations and decisions of the Board Meeting the minutes shall be created, which must be signed by the President and by the Secretary appointed by the Board. The minutes shall be provided to all members of the Board, at least four weeks before the next meeting.
74 The resolutions of the Board and of the Advisory Board are made by a simple majority of presented votes. In case of a tie, the vote of the President is decisive.
76 The Board creates a budget plan for the coming financial year, which must be submitted to the General Assembly, for approval. It reports to the Annual General Assembly about the budget condition of the association.
- the speaker for scientific issues
- the speaker for press and Public Relations
- the speaker for international affairs
- the speaker for Interdisciplinary matters
- the speaker for corporate relation
- the speaker for student relations
79 The task assignment is decided upon by the Advisory Board and the Board. For this, at least three members of the mentioned authorities must be present.
80 The Board may propose to the General Assembly for its discharge and completion to establish further offices in the Advisory Board, and to fill them with members from among certified members. The exemption for members who are exceptionally not certified as well as international members and company members is described in Art. 7. The Advisory Board has no representation authority.
82 If at least half of all members entitled to vote are present at a general meeting convened to dissolve the association, the executive committee must convene another general meeting within the next three months, but no earlier than after six weeks. In this general meeting, the dissolution of the association can be decided by a simple majority of the voting members present.