The Green Hygienist – empower your dental team with sustainability

The green hygienist

‘A solid starting line for practices’: Lottie Manahan discusses how you and your team can achieve sustainability in your dental practice. 

Want your practice to be more sustainable and show off your commitment to your team and patients? Make your first step and sign up now.

The FDI World Dental Federation have recently launched a toolkit for sustainable dentistry.

It is aimed at aiding dental practices to understand what actions they can take to ensure their work is environmentally sustainable as possible.

The FDI hopes their new toolkit will help dental teams be able to implement changes for greener dental practices.

It also helps to track progress to reduce the impact the dental profession has on the environment.

Raising awareness

Together with the toolkit, the FDI have released a consensus statement on environmentally sustainable oral healthcare.

It is fantastic to see the work that has gone into this. I really believe this will be a solid starting line for practices finding it difficult to get started implementing greener procedures into their work place.

The sustainability in dentistry toolkit will provide dental professionals with practical guidance to improve sustainability in their practice.

It will also give them the opportunity to win recognition awards or become a sustainability champion. The awards show the commitment taken towards a greener practice that staff and patients will be proud of.

The awareness the FDI brings with this is huge, and I believe will only expand the professions education on sustainability.

Empower your practice

The kit provides practical solutions for hurdles ahead of a greener future.

Dentists and their teams undertake various sets of challenges to earn bronze, silver and gold recognition awards for their practice.

The interactive challenges will give dental teams the tools to raise awareness, implement changes and become more environmentally sustainable.

Dental organisations and practices all around the world are encouraged to register and make eco-friendly choices as a team to showcase their commitment to our planet.

I believe it will both bring your team together and encourage team building.

Achieve sustainability as a team

I found signing up very easy and love the set up of the toolkit.

I can’t wait to show my team and work towards gaining gold status together.

Not only is it our responsibility to be greener, but patients love hearing about it. It builds a happy and healthy dental environment for everyone.

Make sure you nominate a sustainability champion to ensure your success continues.

Sign up, take responsibility and show off your trophy statuses now. Click here to sign up.

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