Member companies of the Association of Dental Dealers in Europe (ADDE) and of the European Dental Industry (FIDE) developed since 2006 a common project called EDI-Dent. EDI means “Electronic Data Interchange”. EDI is a collective term for all electronic procedures for the automatic transmission of structured messages between the electronic systems of the dental dealer and the dental manufacturer. With this system all partner companies can exchange several documents such as order, order entry, order confirmation, shipment information or invoice on an electronic way.

Many dealer and manufacturing companies supported this project, because the use of EDI provides several main advantages for the partner companies:

Large companies appreciate this new system. However, up to now, small and medium-sized companies could usually not participate in this electronic dialogue due to the costs and efforts involved. Various companies requested to develop a supporting tool which would allow small and medium-sized dealers and suppliers to participate in the EDI system.

ADDE has commissioned a software module which will enable interested distributors and manufacturers to participate in EDI-Dent free of charge.

On the common ADDE and FIDE website www.edident.info which was specifically set up for this purpose, all interested companies can get more information about EDI-Dent.

For detailed information please contact the ADDE secretariat at the following address:

Association of Dental Dealers in Europe
General Secretariat
Moosstrasse 2
CH-3073 Gümligen-Berne / Switzerland

Phone: +41 31 952 78 92
Fax:     +41 31 952 76 83

E-mail: info@adde.info

FIDE – The Federation of the European Dental Industry – Aachener Straße 1053-1055 – D-50858 Köln or: P.O.Box 40 06 63 – D-50836 Köln
phone: ++49/221-50 06 87-23 – fax:++49/221-50 06 87-21 – info@fide-online.org