About

We’re ready to take preventive dental hygiene in Belgium to the next level.

ABOUT THE BBM

Dental hygienists in Belgium! We’re all for it.

The Belgian Professional Association for Dental Hygienists (BBM) was set up by ten former students who graduated with a Bachelor in Dental Hygiene in the 2018-2019 academic year. Five studied at the Artevelde University in Ghent and the other five at the UCLL in Leuven. Each one a driven and passionate pioneer of the dental profession. Step by step, they created something beautiful. Here are some of the key dates so far:

∙  14/07/2018 

First meeting of the ten board members. Since then, meetings are held monthly.

∙  30/04/2019

The nonprofit Belgian Professional Association for Dental Hygienists (BBM) registered its articles of association and obtained its company registration number. From this point it became a full legal entity. 

∙  03/05/2019 

The nonprofit Belgian Professional Association for Dental Hygienists (BBM) was published in the Belgian Official Journal (Staatsblad/Moniteur).

WHO WE ARE

The BBM board

Since the first meeting, a lot of work has been done to be able to focus on achieving the objectives of the association. A strong team is ready to help take preventive dental hygiene in Belgium to the next level. We are proud to represent this fantastic group of professionals!

Isabelle Mertens

Isabelle Mertens

President

  • Executive Committee
  • Responsible for the working group on policy
  • Responsible for the working group on the newsletter
  • EDHF representative
  • IFDH representative
  • Member of the working group on communication
  • Member of the working group on complaints procedures
  • BBM representative for the project ‘Denktank 2040’
  • Deputy member of the Federal Council for Allied Health Professions
  • Deputy member of the working group on Dental Hygienists – NIHDI
Kim Van Hoecke

Kim Van Hoecke

Vice president

  • Executive Committee
  • Member of the working group on additional training
  • Member of the working group on policy
  • Partner liaison
  • Responsible for health insurance fund contacts
  • Education Advisory Board Artevelde and UCLL
  • Member of the Flemish Committee for the Recognition of Dental Hygienists
  • Member of the working group consortium on healthy mouths, ‘gezonde mondkoffer’

 

Joyce Van Loock

Joyce Van Loock

Secretary

  • Executive Committee
  • Member of the working group on additional training
  • Responsible for the working group on partners
  • Member of the working group on policy
  • Member of the working group on Dental Hygienists – NIHDI
  • Expert on the Federal Council for Allied Health Professions (FRPB)
  • Responsible for the working group on administration and finances
  • Responsible for member communication
  • Responsible for the website and vacancies
Lore Deprez

Lore Deprez

Treasurer

  • Executive Committee
  • Responsible for the working group on administration and finances
  • Member of the working group on additional training
Doris Voortmans

Doris Voortmans

Board member

  • Responsible for the working group on communication
  • Member of the working group on the newsletter
  • Member of the working group on the magazine
  • IFDH representative
  • Representative of the healthy mouth consortium 2021-2025
Anneleen Depoorter

Anneleen Depoorter

Board member

  • Responsible for Minutes
  • Member of the working group on additional training
  • Member of the working group on the newsletter

 

Patricia Vandenbulcke

Patricia Vandenbulcke

Board member

  • Responsible for the working group on additional training
  • Member of the Flemish Committee for the Recognition of Dental Hygienists
  • Member of the working group on policy
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the Artevelde and UCLL universities
  • Member of the working group on the newsletter
  • Member of the working group on the magazine
  • EDHF representative
  • Responsible for OHPT
Sanne Vreys

Sanne Vreys

Board member

  • Responsible for the working group on the magazine
  • Member of the working group on the newsletter
Geert Indigne

Geert Indigne

Coming soon - Board member

  • Member of the working group on the newsletter
Geert Indigne

Geert Indigne

Coming soon - Board member

  • Member of the working group on the newsletter

Volunteers

Patricia Van Overschelde

Patricia Van Overschelde

Volunteer

Pieter Serneels

Pieter Serneels

Volunteer

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