Thursday 21st March 2019

The National Union of Students (NUS)' Green Impact is an UNESCO-recognised sustainability programme which has recently been adapted for dental practices in partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare.

10 Top Tips for Sustainable Dentistry poster

Colour poster / leaflet giving 10 practical steps to improve the sustainability of a dental service - please feel free to use and share.

Developed by HEKSS Dental Sustainability Scholars 2015-16, Divya Verma and Devika Vadher, working with Dr Brett Duane and CSH.

CSH & Health Education England KSS
May, 2017
Friday 29th June 2018
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9NH, United Kingdom

This conference is worth 5hrs and 20min CPD accreditation.

The healthcare sector has a considerable impact on the environment. It has been estimated that the greenhouse gas emissions caused by the NHS are  2.8 million tonnes of CO2e per year. Moreover, the provision of healthcare contributes to air and water pollution.

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 in line with UK government targets, every organisation and specialty will have to play its part.

What's in a bin: A case study of dental clinical waste composition and potential greenhouse gas emission savings

This study used an audit approach to explore the potential for sustainability in dental practice by measuring the nature and quantity of dental clinical waste, and assessing the feasibility of measuring the financial costs and potential carbon savings in the management of dental clinical waste.

Richardson, J. et al, British Dental Journal
January, 2016

Sustainable dentistry: E-learning module with free CPD

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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, Health Education England KSS
March, 2016

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