Sustainable Dentistry: How-to Guide for Dental Practices

“Dentistry as a profession should integrate sustainable development goals into daily practice and support a shift to a green economy in the pursuit of healthy lives and well-being for all through all stages of life.” * 

This Guide has been developed as a practical resource for dental teams wishing take action to make their practice more sustainable. Teams can download the document in full, or can pick and mix from the individual “How to” mini-guides within each of the following six sections:

  1. Travel
  2. Equipment and supplies
  3. Energy
  4. Waste
  5. Biodiversity and green space
  6. Measuring and embedding sustainability
  7. Webinars

Authors: Sara Harford, Darshini Ramasubbu, Brett Duane and Frances Mortimer on behalf of the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (2018). Development of the guide was funded by Health Education England. The Guide accompanies a series of academic articles in the British Dental Journal (2019).

* FDI World Dental Federation Policy statement: Sustainability in Dentistry, 2017


Want more?  Join our 3-part Sustainable Dentistry course

This course explores the evidence on how dentistry contributes to planetary harm, ways of reducing it, and prepares dental teams to become more sustainable healthcare providers. 

  • Part I. Self-study module
  • Part II.  Live workshop online
  • Part III: Work-in-Progress

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