Prof. dr. Rita Cauwels graduated in 1980 as a general dentist at the Ghent University, Belgium and obtained in 1997 her MSc in Paediatric Dentistry and Special Care, including narcodontics, traumatology and treatment of medical compromised children. She is author and co-author of several international manuscripts and chapters of books dealing with paediatric dentistry, traumatology and laser therapy. She is an invited speaker at national and international congresses. She obtained her PhD acting on “Treatment improvement of traumatized immature teeth” for which she participated in scientific research at the university of Turku, Finland. She was chair of the department of paediatric dentistry and former dean of the dental school at the Ghent University-Belgium, dept Oral Health Sciences and still involved in the master program of the Ghent dental school, Belgium. She was president of EAPD from 2016 – 2018.