By Susan Vogell, EdD, RDH and Marleen Azzam, RDH, MS
There has been a sharp increase in environmental awareness or eco-consciousness in recent years.1 This has translated into a global movement leading to green transformations, where the term “going green” is defined as an action seeking to improve the health of the environment and community by conserving resources and minimizing detrimental impacts to the ecosystem.1 The practice of green dentistry, or eco-dentistry, can contribute to more sustainable resources and a healthier environment. Patients may seek oral health professionals who share the same values of planetary wellness. Thus, by adopting environmentally friendly practices, dental offices can provide social value to the communities they are rooted in.1
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