According to Yokine dentist, Clear Choice, there is an increasing focus on how dental practices operate in terms of their green credentials. A number of dental processes like teeth whitening, the plastic wrap that covers materials, and types of equipment have been identified as being harmful to the environment and the move towards dentistry switching to greener alternative is well underway.
Where your dental practice might be on that journey, only you will know, but if you are keen to find out as many ways as possible to reduce your carbon footprint and subsequently reduce the harm you might be doing to the environment, there is no end of possibilities.
At one end of the scale, there are some, such as replacing equipment that will obviously require a significant financial investment. Thankfully, there are also many at the other end which cost absolutely nothing other than a slight change of behaviours, not only from you and your staff but from your patients too.
Now we admit that when you read some of them, the word ‘Duh’ might enter your mind, given some are so obvious and simple. But, before you dismiss any of them ask yourself and ask if your dental practice truly does any of them 100% of the time.