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 and highlights the significant role dental practices can play in promoting environmental sustainability. In the article, Davinder discusses the importance of sustainability in dentistry and identifies areas of possible confusion about sustainable practices. He emphasises the need for a transparent conversation between regulatory bodies, paymasters, and the dental profession to ensure that resources are targeted effectively. The piece also highlights the principle of 'first do no harm', extending it beyond individual patient care to include a responsibility to protect the Earth’s natural systems for future generations. Davinder argues that as the NHS commits to becoming 'carbon net zero', the dental profession must also take responsibility for its environmental impact. Davinder points out that general dental practitioners (GDPs) in independent practices are well-positioned to effect changes that mitigate the environmental impact of delivering oral care. By prioritising prevention and minimally invasive operative dentistry, we can practice dentistry with the least impact on the environment. The article also emphasises the potential of small-to-medium-sized dental practices to leverage change and be better custodians of the environment. These practices can respond quickly to the changing public attitude towards environmental sustainability and benefit from an enhanced practice reputation.
We invite you to read the full article on the BDJ's website here.
At Greener Dentistry, we are proud to be part of the movement towards more sustainable practices in dentistry. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and promoting sustainability in all aspects of our work. Thank you for your continued support as we strive to make dentistry greener, one smile at a time.