Educating the Dental Industry.

Our aim is to provide education for dental professionals to decrease our environmental footprint.

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Sustainability in Dentistry provides education for dental professionals to decrease our environmental footprint through discussions, reviews, online courses and peer contact. One rubbish bin at a time.

Discussions, reviews and general messages are completed thought the closed facebook group - Sustainability in NZ/AU Dentistry.
While particularly geared to the New Zealand & Australian Dental industry, the discussions and topics should help in other regions as well. It is open to all the industry from Dentists, Nurses, Hygienist, suppliers and management.


NZDA News Columns

Dr. Sarah Kelly, BDS writes a bi-monthly column in the NZDA News journal. Previous columns and a brief into below.

Sustainable Development Goals:

Volume 192 - March 2019

Goal One - Poverty

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The first SDG is to end poverty, in all its forms everywhere. So, this might be a time to consider our wonderful and much lower paid auxiliary staff.

Sustainable Development Goals

Volume 193 - May 2019

Goal Two - Zero Hunger

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This SDG is to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Sustainable Development Goals

Volume 194 - July 2019

Goal Three - Good health and wellbeing

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Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the wellbeing of all ages is essential to sustainable development. The UN development programme focuses on many aspects of this, from reducing child and neonatal mortality and environmental causes of disease to ending AIDS, malaria and other communicable diseases.

Feature Article

Volume 189 - July 2018

Our journey towards environmental sustainability in a dental practice.

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Our practice should have 50,000 less items of plastic than last year dumped into our landfill. It’s not as difficult as you’d think.

CPD Units

  • Rubbish Basics

    CPD Unit 1

    Beginners guide to sustainability in the NZ/ AU dental Practice. Some information and education around what happens to all the stuff we chuck in the bin and what we can do about it. Including stuff that is cost neutral! Watch video and then follow below link and fill in multichoice to get your CPD number and certificate.

    Complete CPD
  • NZDA column reading SDG goals 1,2,3

    CPD Unit 2

    CPD Reading

    Read the article by Dr. Sarah Kelly and you should get an hour of CPD for your stella efforts.

    Complete CPD

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