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BENEFITS OF TREE PLANTING: A FOCUS BEYOND CARBON OFFSETTING
At Greener Dentistry Global (GDG), we understand the importance of environmental conservation and the role that tree planting plays in this endeavour. While carbon offsetting may be seen as a benefit of tree planting, the advantages extend far beyond this singular aspect.
HONOURING THE LEGACY OF LOUIS MACKENZIE: A MENTOR, FRIEND, AND PILLAR OF DENTISTRY
With a heavy heart, I write this tribute to a mentor and friend, Louis Mackenzie, who recently passed away. His sudden departure has left a void in the world of dentistry and in the hearts of those who knew him.
I had the privilege of being mentored by Louis during
FROM CLINICS TO COMMUNITIES: "FRIDAYS FOR COMMUNITY"
Greener Dentistry Global Commitment to a Better World
🌟 Our Impact page for Greener Dentistry Global has gone live, showcasing our commitment to positively impacting society. As part of our purpose-driven mission, we're proud to introduce our new F4C - "
SANTA'S SUSTAINABLE WORKSHOP: A MODEL FOR DENTISTRY? 😉
Ho ho ho! Santa Claus isn't just a jolly old fellow delivering gifts; he's a paragon of sustainability, embodying the three pillars: environmental, social, and economic well-being. And guess what? Perhaps we can learn from Santa about running a sustainable dental practice
GREENER DENTISTRY GLOBAL'S FOUNDER BACKS TRANSATLANTIC ROWER
Davinder Raju of the Dove Holistic Dental Centre in Sussex is sponsoring patient Grace Pybus as she rows across the Atlantic next month. Grace is one of a team of three embarking on the epic 3000+ mile journey.
Davinder said that as soon as Grace told him about th
GREEN FRIDAY: A SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO BLACK FRIDAY
As we approach the end of November, the anticipation for Black Friday sales grows. This event has spread globally, and dental practices in the UK are also getting in on the act by offering huge discounts, or the equivalent of BOGOF offers on cosmetic treatments. However, amidst t
OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION FOR GREENER DENTISTRY AT FDI WORLD DENTAL CONGRESS
We're thrilled to announce that our commitment to eco-friendly dentistry has been highlighted at the FDI World Dental Congress and featured in a recent piece by Dental Review News. This recognition underscores our dedication to sustainable practices and our mission to ma
CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING SUSTAINABLE DENTISTRY
There's growing awareness of sustainable healthcare, but what barriers hinder its adoption in primary care?
Healthcare is an essential service, and like most human activities, it significantly impacts the environment. For example, the National Health
ECO-FRIENDLY DENTISTRY: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ORAL HEALTHCARE
What is eco-friendly dentistry?
Eco-friendly dentistry, also known as green(er) dentistry or sustainable dentistry, focuses on environmentally friendly dental practices that minimise the ecological impact of dental care. This approach to dentistry emphasises prevention
GREENER DENTISTRY FOUNDER FEATURED IN THE JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN SECTION INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF DENTISTS
We're excited to announce that our founder has been asked to write a piece on sustainability in dentistry for the prestigious Journal of the European Section International College of Dentists.
This opportunity highlights our commitment to promoting eco-friendly practices within the
BDJ: GREENER DENTISTRY: A GDP’S PERSPECTIVE
We're excited to share that our founder, Davinder Raju, has contributed a thought-provoking piece to the British Dental Journal (BDJ) titled "Greener Dentistry: A GDP’s Perspective".
This article underscores our commitment to sustainable dentistry an
WHAT'S GREENWASHING AND HOW TO AVOID IT
As environmental concerns rise, Davinder Raju discusses the importance of avoiding ‘Greenwashing’ and how it can damage patients' trust.
An ever-increasing number of individuals want to do the right thing for the environment. They prefer to purchase sust
MINIMAL INTERVENTION ORAL CARE AND SUSTAINABILITY
This month, Davinder Raju, the Eco Dentist, explores how prevention, minimal intervention treatment, and using fewer resources are important for the environment.
Once in a while, I’m asked where the idea of setting up an eco-friendly dental practice and practising
DON'T STRIVE FOR PERFECTION
It’s more important for dental practices to start on their eco journey than to try to achieve perfection, says Davinder Raju, The Eco Dentist.
Attending the GSK-sponsored sustainable dentistry meeting at the BDIA in March was great.
Ben Atkins enthusiast
THE PLASTIC WASTE TSUNAMI FACING DENTISTRY
From toothpaste tubes to disposable gloves, dentistry greatly contributes to plastic waste. This month, Dr Davinder Raju discusses sustainable changes for practices and patients.
Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland developed the first fully synthetic plastic in 1907. Over 1
INTERVIEW BY IVETA RAMONAITE, DENTAL TRIBUNE INTERNATIONAL
Interview: “I hope that sustainable dentistry will soon reach critical mass and become the norm”.
Dr Davinder Raju is the lead dentist at Dove Holistic Dental Centre in Bognor Regis in the UK, and the founder of Greener Dentistry, an online platform that hel
GREENER DENTISTRY IS A FINALIST IN THE DENTAL INDUSTRY AWARDS
We’re delighted to announce we're shortlisted for two awards:
App of the Year
New Product/Service of the Year
We’re all very much looking forward to participating in the awards ceremony,
ADDING THE 'HOW' TO THE 'WHY YOU RUN YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE
Davinder Raju, The Eco Dentist, asks whether you’re considering how you run your dental practice.
Have you watched Simon Sinek’s timeless TED Talk: ‘Start with why – how great leaders inspire action’?
It’s a great talk about
DENTISTRY IS UNSUSTAINABLE
This month, Davinder Raju suggests simple ways practices, and more importantly, their teams, can change the status quo.
As a member of the dental profession, we are intelligent and talented members of society. We are proficient at assessing risk and then prepared to tak
AN ECO-FRIENDLY DENTAL PRACTICE.
Dentistry Cribs wanted to take a closer look at an environmentally-friendly dental practice.
Here, I walk you around my practice and explain some eco-friendly features we have adopted.
INTERVIEW BY GSK FOR FDI WORLD DENTAL CONGRESS 2021: WHAT DOES SUSTAINABILITY IN DENTISTRY MEAN?
I was interviewed by GSK on my thoughts on sustainable dentistry for the FDI World Congress in 2021. Here’s a small excerpt of the video on the FDI website.
PURPOSE, PRACTICE & PLANET
This month, The Eco Dentist questions your purpose and whether it is more than maximising profits.
What sort of dental practice do you want to create and build?
Yes, you want to provide great dentistry for your patients, and what else?
And you want t
REDUCING FUEL BILLS AND CARBON FOOTPRINTS
This month, Davinder Raju takes a closer look at heating and alternative, more eco-friendly ways to power a dental practice.
With the wholesale cost of natural methane gas continuing to rise, the UK, a net gas importer, is currently in a state of crisis.
We are particularly vu
PLANET, PURPOSE & YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE
Yes, you want to provide great dentistry for your patients. And what else?
A great service? Definitely a yes, and, in the process, hopefully, you'll create job security for your employees, allowing them to house, feed, and clothe themselves etc., and what el
HOW TO MAKE YOUR RECEPTION AREA MORE SUSTAINABLE
This month, Davinder Raju, the Eco Dentist, lists simple changes you can make to your reception area to make it more sustainable.
We are seeing more and more small businesses taking the lead and playing a role in creating a more sustainable future through their actions.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR BATHROOM MORE SUSTAINABLE
“Clean and green”: This month, the Eco-Dentist, Davinder Raju, discusses how you can create a more eco-friendly bathroom in your dental practice.
Earlier this month, Japan’s oldest communal toilet, the Tosu, which dates back to the Muromachi period (ab