Dental Device Regulation & The Battle Against Counterfeit Devices – Edmund Proffitt, Friday 16th November 2018 1330-1430

With over 30 years’ insight into the trade association environment, Edmund has a wealth of experience working with members, government, regulators, and stakeholders. Having been involved in commercial, advocacy, technical, communications, and marketing roles he has a deep understanding of the issues that industry bodies need to address on behalf of their members and how to get the results.

Responsible for establishing the industry’s award-winning initiative tackling counterfeit and non-compliant dental equipment, introducing the Association’s Policy & Public Affairs Roadmaps and Policy Manifestos, and leading industry discussions on the development and implementations of the Medical Device Regulations, Edmund is in an ideal position to ensure that the dental industry’s voice is heard in changing and challenging times.

He also sits on a number of industry and medical devices committees and groups and is the current Chairman of the UK MedTech Forum.




Tou outline what the BDIA is and does, the regulatory and legal issues relating to manufacturers and suppliers of dental devices and instruments and to raise awareness of the risks of buying counterfeit and non-compliant equipment.


  • To explain the role and remit of the BDIA
  • To give examples of counterfeit dental equipment and materials
  • Alert dental professionals to give the potential risks of counterfeit and non-compliant equipment
  • To outline regulatory and legal issues affecting the suppliers and manufacturers of dental devices and instruments


Edmund will briefly outline the role of the British Dental Industry Association¬†and will explain the regulatory framework governing the manufacture and supply of dental equipment. He will then look at the dangers arising from the purchase and use of non-compliant dental devices and ways to avoid these, as well as explaining the dental industry’s award-winning campaign raising awareness of counterfeit dental devices.