Guiding Principles

  1. The intact authority and regulatory autonomy of each Federation member will be recognized and considered paramount in all Federation deliberations and decisions.
  2. The context for all Federation recommendations, support, and external relations will be a focus on regulation and the role of regulatory authorities.
  3. While formal decision-making of the Federation will be by majority vote, it will at all times seek consensus.
  4. As the national voice for dental regulatory authorities, members collectively acknowledge the importance of one voice on regulatory matters.
  5. The Federation is a organization that reflects and respects diversity among its members, while speaking externally with an agreed harmonized voice to external stakeholders or engaging in external liaisons and partnerships.
  6. The Federation will exercise due diligence with respect to ethics and fiduciary duties in its overall decision-making and management of human and fiscal resources on behalf of its dental regulatory members.