What impact is dentistry having on the environment?

Written by: Caroline Amorim

02/23/2021

Everything that we do has an environmental impact which can affect future generations.

When it comes to health services, it is essential to see how our everyday tools and emissions can affect us and the environment.

While we are still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and its associated pressing needs, long-term sustainability and health promotion will need to be increased and a continued focus.

Dentistry X sustainability – Are you doing your part?

Going green is more than a trend nowadays it’s a reality for all of us.

If you are a dental professional, you should do your part in recognizing the forward-thinking actions that you can take on an everyday basis to improve the environment around you.

ADA has created a list of 80 ways to make your organization green. Most of the ideas listed are for dental organizations, also there are some good general green tips, that are easy to put into practice.

Going green makes good business sense and that’s why many leading corporate entities are adopting environmentally friendly processes at a fast pace.

To access ADA list, click here: ADA

How can digital technologies assist the environment?

Reducing paper usage can have a significant impact on waste, financial costs, and pollution.

Digital technologies are a gamer changer in dentistry. Digital health record systems like Salud remove the need for physical paper records, conserving data and reducing waste.

Going paperless means that all charting, imaging, billing, consents, referrals, and all general patient management is done digitally.

Digitizing the process from start to finish can make things smoother for both dentist and patient.

The benefits of a paperless organization are numerous. It increases the organization’s efficiency and profitability and reduces opportunities for possible pitfalls.

As the dental industry’s technology gets more and more prevalent around us, our social responsibility should also hold importance.

Looking after the planet

It only takes small changes to start reducing your carbon footprint. By making just one change at a time, we can make a real difference to the planet.

The planet is one thing we all have in common, and it’s the only one we have. Have you started to practice small changes?

Our planet is counting on you.

Bamboo toothbrushes. Zero waste concept for self-care. Plastic-free.

If your clinic is still operating through a hybrid of paper and software, or entirely paper – get in touch to see how Salud can help to achieve a totally paperless environment and in turn maximised output.

References:


World Dental Federation

Dictionary Sustainability.

ADA

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