Green Dentistry

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Spotlight on sustainable dentistry

Denplan’s Head Dental Officer, Louis Mackenzie, believes passionately in practising sustainable dentistry.


While sustainability is not specifically mentioned in the General Dental Council standards, many of our Denplan practice teams are already using a variety of methods to lead the way. They are increasing awareness of the environmental impact of dental care amongst staff, patients, other professionals and local communities.

How we’re helping our Dental practices to ‘think’ and ‘act’ green

  • Developing practice sustainability policies
  • Using online resources and educational series to communicate the ‘green’ vision to patients and staff
  • Measuring and evaluating sustainability improvements
  • Incorporating sustainability education in staff induction and training processes
  • Calculating and sharing information on the environmental (and financial) benefits of sustainable practice
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Green Dentistry – what’s next?

We're in the process of setting up our Green Dentistry Advisory Board to guide sustainable dentist practices for the future and identify opportunities to accelerate and collaborate around environmental progress in the dental profession.

In 2023, in partnership with Professor Brett Duane, we’re also launching:

  • Live training sessions for dental practices
  • New online learning programmes
  • A useful Green Dentistry Toolkit for practitioners
  • A new carbon calculator pilot with action planning tools specifically for the Dental community

Keep updated with our journey

To learn more about our sustainability efforts at Simplyhealth and Denplan, visit our sustainability page.