1 Name, registered office, business year

1.1 The association bears the name “European Association of Dental Technology (EADT)”. The association is entered in the register of associations of the Memmingen District Court.
1.2 The association is based in Berlin.
1.3 The fiscal year is the calendar year.


The association (hereinafter abbreviated to EADT) serves the following purposes:

2.1 The EADT stands for the active exchange between science, dental technology, dental technology and dentistry.
2.2 The purpose of the association is to develop and promote the professional competence of “dental technology, science, dental technology and dentistry”. The association promotes the transfer of knowledge between dental and dental technology content in both directions. Cooperation with scientific associations and institutions at home and abroad is sought.
2.3 The EADT promotes and conveys dental, dental technology and material-related research results and creates the transfer to practical application.
2.4 The EADT supports evidence-based work based on scientific research results, material processing and procedural instructions and communicates these to its members.
2.5 In pursuit of its purpose, the association should hold regular consensus conferences and publish their results promptly.
The association participates in the creation of guidelines.
2.6 EADT also supports its members with technical questions.
2.7 The association works on establishing dental technologies in the interests of the patient. The association supports science, dental technology, dentistry and dental technology as well as the dental industry in the development of application technologies and evaluates them in terms of prosthetic dentistry and the patient.


3 Charitable status and assets of the association

3.1 The association pursues exclusively and directly non-profit purposes within the meaning of the section “tax-privileged purposes” of the tax code (§§51 ff. AO) within the scope of its activity in accordance with 2 of the articles of association. The association is selflessly active and has no self-serving purposes.
3.2 The assets of the association are formed from the contributions, donations, grants and fees paid by its members, as well as from the income of the assets to be invested with interest.
3.3 If a member leaves the association or if the association is dissolved, any assets that have been brought in will not be reimbursed.
3.4 The purpose of the association may only be changed within the framework of 3 (1).

Membership of the association

The association can cooperatively belong to other professional associations or accept other associations and working groups as members. Association contracts with clubs and associations in EU and non-EU countries can be concluded. The association can become a member of another international society or another international association by decision of the general assembly.

5 Members of the association

5.1 Ordinary member of the association can:
5.1.1 All natural and legal persons who agree to actively or materially support the goals of the association. Acceptance is decided upon by the board.
5.2 Honorary members and honorary board members are
Assembly appointed by 2/3 majority on proposal of the President.
5.3 Membership is acquired upon written application by decision of the Admissions Committee. The applicant can lodge a complaint against a negative decision by the Admissions Committee, which the next general assembly decides. The judges’ decision is final.
5.4 Membership ends upon resignation, exclusion or death, and in the case of legal entities also through loss of legal personality. A member can only leave on December 31.  It takes the form of a written declaration (registered letter) to the President with three months’ notice.
5.5 The association is excluded by a decision of the board, if a member has seriously violated the goals and interests of the club, no longer fulfills the requirements of the articles of association or remains in arrears with the contribution for 3 months, it can be excluded by the board with immediate effect become.
5.6 The member must be given the opportunity to justify or comment before taking a decision. An appeal can be lodged against the exclusion resolution within a period of 4 weeks after notification of the exclusion, which is decided by the next general meeting. The further rights and obligations of the member are suspended until the general meeting following the expulsion.


6 Organs of the association

The organs of the association are:

a) the general assembly
b) the board
c) the committees
d) the advisory board

General Assembly

7.1 The general assembly includes all ordinary club members with one vote each.
7.2 A general meeting takes place at least once a year. The decision of the board of directors means that the annual general meeting can take place in a European country in which at least one institutional member is located. It is convened by the board in writing, stating the agenda.
7.3 The invitation period is 4 weeks. The period begins on the day following the sending of the invitation letter. The date of the postmark applies. The letter of invitation is deemed to have been received by the member if it is sent to the last address given in writing by the member of the association. The board of directors appoints a chairperson of the meeting.
7.4 The general assembly has a quorum if the invitation is duly considered, regardless of the number of people present. Unless the Assembly decides otherwise, resolutions are passed openly by hand with a majority of votes. In the event of a tie, an application is considered rejected.
7.5 Deviations from (4) ¾ of the votes cast in the general meeting are required for changes to the statutes.
7.6 At least 50% of the votes of all ordinary members are required to dissolve the association.

Tasks of the general assembly

8.1 The general assembly as the highest decision-making body of the association is basically responsible for all tasks, provided that certain tasks have not been assigned to another body in accordance with these statutes.
8.1.1 The general assembly chooses the executive board from among the regular members. The people who have the most votes are elected. Upon request, the election can take place secretly with ballot papers.
8.2 The general assembly can vote out members of the board. In deviation from (1), this requires the majority of the votes of all club members.
8.3 The general assembly decides on applications from members that are to be excluded by decision of the board.
8.4 The general meeting accepts the annual report of the board of directors to be submitted and the audit report of the auditor and gives discharge to the board of directors.
8.5 The general meeting decides on the annual budget of the association to be submitted by the board.
8.6 The general meeting has to decide on amendments to the statutes.
8.7 In particular, the annual accounts and the annual report for resolution on the approval and discharge of the Executive Board are to be submitted to it. It appoints two auditors, who are neither members of the board of directors nor a body appointed by the board of directors, nor may they be employees of the association in order to check the bookkeeping, including the annual accounts, and to report on the results before the general meeting. The auditors have access to all accounting and accounting documents of the association. This decision can be carried out by an independent sworn auditor on the decision of the board.
8.8 It can decide on other matters that are presented to it by the board or from membership.


9.1 The board consists of at least 5 people: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, assessors. The board of directors must consist of at least one dental technician, one dentist and one scientist who are still active in the profession. The term of office is 3 years. Reelection is permitted. The current members of the Board of Directors remain in office after their term of office expires until successors are elected.
9.2 The general assembly determines the president in a special election and must be a self-employed person, in a managerial position or in a scientific position as a dental technician.
9.3 The board decides on all matters of the association, unless they require a decision of the general assembly. He carries out the decisions of the general assembly.
The board is quorate if at least 3 members are present. It takes decisions with a majority of votes. In the event of a tie, an application is considered rejected. Resolutions of the board of directors can also be made in writing or by telephone if urgent need arises if all board members declare their consent to this procedure in writing or by telephone. Board resolutions made in writing or by telephone must be recorded in writing and signed by the board. The use of new communication media must be taken into account.
9.4 The association is represented in court and out of court by the President and the Vice President, each of whom is authorized to represent the association on its own. Only the President or the Vice President or the Treasurer can have accounts of the association.
9.5 The board of directors can appoint a full-time managing director, who runs the association’s day-to-day business and is the superior of the full-time association employees, as a special representative in accordance with 30 BGB. The Executive Board reserves the right to make decisions on employment contracts, terminations, and membership and exclusion.
9.6 The managing director has the obligation to attend the general assembly and the right to request the board of directors to attend board meetings. He has the right to speak at all meetings and is accountable to the organs of the association.
9.7 The board of directors can make changes to the articles of association that are required by supervisory, judicial or financial authorities for formal reasons. These changes to the statutes must be communicated to the next general assembly.
9.8 Any liability of the board is excluded.


The association can set up the following statutory committees by decision of the board:

10.1 The admission committee reviews the member’s application for admission and decides whether it should be admitted.
10.2 The European Committee
The European Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating the European activities of the association. The members of the European Committee are appointed by the Board. When making up the composition, care must be taken to ensure that at least one member from each European country represented by members of the association is represented on the European Committee.
The task of the committee is to organize the European integration of the association, to prepare and implement its Europe-wide structure, to establish contacts with other European dental organizations and to ensure that the objectives of the association are disseminated in Europe.
10.3 Resolutions and rules of procedure for the committees
The committees can be expanded at any time at the instigation of the Executive Board by appointing or appointing representatives from other professional associations or experts.
Minutes of the committee meetings must be kept and submitted to the board. The invitations are issued in accordance with the regulations applicable to board meetings. The Executive Board can convene a committee meeting on special request.


11 Advisory council

11.1 The association can have an advisory board consisting of members by office and elected members.
11.2 The members of the advisory board to be elected are elected by the general assembly for a period of 2 years. They remain in office until a new election.
11.3 The advisory board elects a chairman and a deputy chairman from among its members.
11.4 The task of the advisory board is to support the board, in particular by advising it.


The decisions of the board and the general meetings are recorded in writing and are available for inspection by the members on request. They are signed by the club president or, if he is unable to do so, by his representative, the vice president. (58 No. 4 BGB)

13 Club funding

a) Fees for the associations work in the field of dental education and training;
b) Membership fees;
c) Donate;
d) Donations from third parties, e.g. free welfare.


13.1 The members pay contributions in accordance with a decision of the general assembly.
13.2 In the event of the dissolution of the association, the assets of the association will be transferred to the “Doctors Without Borders (medecins sans frontieres)”.
Decisions on the future use of the association’s assets may only be carried out with the consent of the tax office.
13.3 In principle, the members do not receive any donations from the funds of the association. Notwithstanding this, members are entitled to reimbursement of their expenses within the scope of the tax possibilities.
13.4 The management receives remuneration even if he is also a member of the board of directors or a member of the association in accordance with paragraph 4. The Executive Board decides on the amount of the remuneration at its due discretion. If members provide staff, equipment or rooms for events of the association, they have a right to reimbursement of their reasonable expenses, in deviation from paragraph 3.
13.5 Establishment of an appraisal and training system
Insofar as any member of the association acts as an appraiser or speaker and receives a fee for this activity, this does not fall to the association, but to the member.

14 Audit

14.1 The board closes the books after the end of the financial year and presents them for auditing.
14.2 The general assembly elects a cash auditor who may not belong to the board. The latter can commission an independent institution with the audit.
14.3 The results of the examination are presented by the cash auditors as a cash report with their own statement from the general meeting.

Come into effect

These association regulations come into force upon entry in the association register.

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