Constitution

Version Approved on September 23rd, 2016
The name of the association shall be the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
The purpose of this Academy is:

  1. To promote the pursuit of excellence in dental treatment, both intra and extra oral, and thus improve the well being and function of the entire person.
  2. To stress the importance of health and function to attain the optimum in esthetics.
  3. To encourage human relationships and foster communication and research among all disciplines of dentistry and medicine.
  4. To promote a comprehensive teaching of esthetics and function in university curricula.
  5. To foster a better understanding and greater awareness of esthetic principles and techniques within the profession and the public.
The Academy is financed by membership fees and not organised for profit and no part of net earnings, if any, shall inure to the benefit of any person: they shall be devoted exclusively to the uses and purposes of the Academy as defined in the foregoing section.
There shall be General Assemblies of the Academy, in combination with a scientific meeting.
Members may be classified as Active, Life, and Honorary. The status of those people who are in the process of applying for membership is defined as EAED Affiliate.
The qualifications, rights and obligations of each member group will be determined in the Bylaws.
The officers of the Academy shall all be members of the Executive Council.
All these officers shall be elected under the provisions of Chapter 3, Section 2 of the Bylaws.
The affairs of the Academy shall be managed by an Executive Council consisting of the President, the President-Elect, the Immediate Past President or the Vice-President, and the Secretary General.
The proceedings of the Academy will be governed according to the by laws to be prepared by the President and submitted to the General Assembly for ratification.
  1. Amendments to the constitution may be recommended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Council.
  2. Amendments to be voted on by the General Assembly at any annual meeting shall be submitted in writing to all voting members at least thirty days in advance of that meeting.
  3. The adoption of amendments to the constitution shall require not less than a three fourths (3/4) vote of the Active and Life Members present in person or by proxy and voting in the General Assembly.
Except for those actions which require a larger numerical vote, as provided in the Bylaws, a majority, half (1/2) of relevant members (Active and Life), shall constitute a quorum for any meeting of the Academy institutions. A member who cannot participate in person to the General Assembly, can delegate another member to represent him/her by giving a proxy. Delegation of a proxy must be confirmed in writing and submitted to the Secretary prior to the GA. A member can only provide a single proxy vote.
The Academy shall have and continuously maintain a registered office and registered agent at such location as the Council shall designate.