Programme recognised for its outstanding contribution to sustainable dentistry

03 November 2023

Greener Dentistry, the international accreditation programme for dental practices wanting to reduce their environmental impact, was highlighted in a talk on sustainability at the FDI World Congress in Sydney.

The package of resources that members of Greener Dentistry can access was referenced by Michael Fahey, Henry Schein's commercial director, in his presentation on the main scientific programme.

Michael was demonstrating the measures that the dental profession and industry can implement to enhance their environmental sustainability.  He highlighted the Greener Dentistry toolbox – the web-based package of measures which practices can implement – and its certification scheme, which enables dental practices to raise awareness of their commitment to being socially and environmentally responsible.

Davinder Raju, the founder of Greener Dentistry, was among a group of pro-environmental individuals interviewed by Michael ahead of the Congress. The title of Michael’s talk was ‘Partnering with industry to support sustainable dentistry.’ The intention of his presentation, Michael said afterwards, was to provide very practical ways that dental practices can reduce their impact and environmental footprint.

Davinder commented, “It was a pleasure to discuss all things sustainable with Michael, and I am delighted that Greener Dentistry was namechecked at such a prestigious event at which more than 8,000 dental professionals from around the world were gathered – this is outstanding recognition. My aim is to make a difference, and the more people who join Greener Dentistry and start implementing our programme, the less environmental impact dentistry will have.”