Dental Susnet brings together staff, patients and others from dentistry to share ideas and resources for the transformation to a truly sustainable health service. You can also follow Dental Susnet on Twitter and Facebook.
Interested in Sustainable dentistry and how to make your clinical practice more eco and patient friendly as well as make cost savings? "An Introduction to Sustainable Dentistry and Measuring Carbon in Healthcare" is part of a CPD - accredited e-learning module.
CSH is delighted to have appointed two fantastic candidates as Sustainable Dentistry Fellows in 2015-16. Dentists Dr Divya Verma and Dr Devika Vadher will take up the roles in September 2015 and will be working one day per week with CSH to encourage sustainable practice among dental teams in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Following interest from a host of well-qualified candidates, both trainees and non-trainees in dentistry, we have taken the decision to extend the application deadline for the Sustainable Dentistry Fellowships, and open the programme to all dental health professionals. The new closing date is 12pm on Thursday 11th June.
This financial year has resulted in a range of dental services being re-procured across the country but it’s debatable how much the procurement teams understand about sustainable dentistry and developing solutions that are designed for the future.
I was reminded today by a colleague of the "People and Planet" top university score which can be found here. The press release states that "Over the last 5 years, Plymouth have set the bar as the highest performing UK university for environmental and ethical standards, with a top 10 position since 2007. Plymouth have set policy, implemented strategy and resourced staff and students with a means to grapple with the sustainability issues affecting our communities and the wider world."
What is great about the University of Plymouth though is the work they have done with sustainability in nursing and now in dentistry. For more information about their sustainability work click here or watch this video of students learning.
Welcome to Dental Susnet - Thanks for checking in! We believe this is the first sustainability network within dentistry, certainly in the UK, but we would love to hear from other networks too! This network is for you - to share ideas and to try and find a way for all of us to make the practice of dentistry, whether it be preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry or dentistry for people with special needs as sustainable as it can be. I hope to post something sustainability related every few weeks - but hope you will post something too - this could be anything from an academic paper, a government report or even a list of bullet points of how you are trying to make your practice more sustainable.
Two new part-time roles in sustainable dentistry are open to core trainees nationally. Fellows will receive educational supervision from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, and will undertake sustainable quality improvement projects in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Closing date: Monday 1st June 2015
Delivering better oral health suggests that for all adults and children we should "maintain good dietary practices in line with The Balance of Good Health." This is another example which demonstrates that by practicing evidence based dentistry we may also be able to contribute to global sustainability.A new paper by Joseph Milner demonstrates how dietary change could significantly reduce the Greenhouse gas emissions of the average UK consumer. Joseph's paper shows if the "average UK dietary intake were optimised to comply with the WHO recommendations, he estimates an incidental reduction of 17% in GHG emissions. "
SAP is a programme to support clinical teams in taking action for sustainability. Structured around two facilitated workshops, SAP helps front-line staff to learn about sustainable healthcare, focus in on their priorities and put together a green action plan. The action plan can then
This collection of papers from the British Dental Journalexplores how dentistry can be carried out more sustainably and covers topics including procurement, climate change, waste disposal, energy use and biodiversity.
Green Impact is a sustainability accreditation scheme with an audit and awards element designed specifically for dental practices. It’s an international programme, recognised by UNESCO as a global laureate for education for sustainable development.