As environmental stewards, we are conscious of our operations’ impacts on the environment. That’s why we’re incredibly proud to play a key role as cofounder of a landmark project to improve sustainability in dentistry, launched in May 2021.
We've joined GSK Consumer Healthcare, Procter & Gamble, Colgate, and TePe as founding partners with FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) to promote sustainability in dentistry amongst practitioners, patients, and throughout the supply chain.
By uniting key peers from the wider life sciences sector, FDI, and our customers, this partnership will create a new wave of sustainable action within dentistry and set an ambitious benchmark. On a practical level, it will equip dentists and their teams with the tools and resources to improve sustainability in their dental practices while informing the public of the role they can play in ensuring a sustainable future for dentistry, both through improved oral health and by making informed decisions.
A key milestone was reached in March 2022, as the Consensus Statement on Environmentally Sustainable Oral Healthcare was finalized! A comprehensive document that identifies current behaviors and proposes strategies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the dental industry. Additionally, a new Sustainability in Dentistry online toolkit that aims to give guidance and practical help to dental professionals and their teams on how to take action to reduce their practice’s environmental impact. In the end of September, a Pledge to deliver sustainable oral health will be published and we invite the entire dental community to sign it and commit to take action together with us!
The partnership’s aims are:
As part of Dentsply Sirona's sustainability strategy, "BEYOND: Taking action for a brighter world," the company has committed to promoting World Oral Health Day (WOHD) 2022 and its aim of raising awareness of oral health as a key factor in living a longer, healthier life.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted a global strategy on oral health – a major step toward improving oral health around the globe. This strategy aligns oral healthcare with primary healthcare and sets a bold vision for universal health coverage for oral health preventive care and treatment to reach all people by 2030. It also bolsters our mission as a company and our commitment to go BEYOND through our sustainability program and our support of WOHD.
Celebrated annually on 20 March, WOHD was launched by FDI World Dental Federation to raise global awareness on the prevention and control of oral diseases, which affect nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide. Under its "Be Proud of Your Mouth" campaign theme, WOHD 2022 hopes to motivate people to value and take care of their mouths and understand that in doing so, they also help protect their overall health, happiness and well-being.
FDI records hundreds of WOHD events that reach millions of people worldwide each year and commends the hard work of WOHD enthusiasts, recognizing outstanding contributions to the campaign through the WOHD Awards. In 2022, Dentsply Sirona proudly sponsors the best branded photo award. A World Oral Health Day Award Ceremony is organized during the FDI World Dental Congress taking place in Geneva, Switzerland in September.
Ahead of World Oral Health Day (WOHD) on Sunday 20 March, FDI World Dental Federation and prominent stakeholders from the dental industry, got together to discuss the role of innovation and technology in shaping the future of oral health.
In this session, Dentsply Sirona, represented by Prof. Dr. Rainer Seemann, VP Global Clinical Research and Scientific Support, shared perspectives on some of the strategies, technologies and tools that are shaping the future of oral health by helping dental professionals in the prevention, early detection and care of oral diseases so that people can be proud of their mouth.
Watch the full presentation below or click here to register for the full #WOHD22 live event at the oral health campus.