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 was 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 is currently head of the clinic at the university hospital and deeply involved in the EAPD master program of paediatric dentistry and special care of the Ghent dental school, Belgium. She is currently president-elect of EAPD.