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Sustainable dentistry

The current status of sustainability in dentistry: a perspective

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  • Dental professionals can play a crucial role in tackling the climate crisis.

  • Carbon impact is not necessarily equal to environmental impact.

  • More primary research is needed into the impacts of dental products and services.

  • The Green Impact in Dentistry toolkit will be available in 2023 for all UK primary care dental services

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Fennell-Wells, A. The current status of sustainability in dentistry: a perspective. Br Dent J 234, 245 (2023).

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