Launching the Massive Open Online Course on Sustainability in Dentistry

Dive into this three-hour course to grasp the significance of sustainable practices in oral healthcare. Together, let's strive to leave behind not just healthier smiles, but also a healthier planet for the generations to come.


Oral healthcare is essential for overall health, well-being and quality of life. However, while it plays a pivotal role in our general health, it also impacts the environment, contributing to CO2 emissions, single-use plastics, and waste generation. Now, more than ever, it is essential to deliver oral healthcare while ensuring it aligns with ethical and environmentally sustainable practices without compromising on quality or safety. This shift is critical to safeguard the healthcare of our present and future generations.

FDI develops a massive open online course to address sustainability in dentistry

In a progressive step toward this goal, FDI has introduced a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) dedicated to Sustainability in Dentistry. The main objective of the course is to help dentists, dental teams, and students to understand the importance of sustainable practices and their own role in championing environmental responsibility within dentistry.

The comprehensive three-hour course focuses on three main learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the role of dentists and dental teams in environmental sustainability.
  • Understanding the impact of oral healthcare on the environment.
  • Utilize evidence-based dentistry to improve the oral health of your patients in an environmentally conscious way.

The course concludes with a final assessment, offering participants the opportunity to formally pass the course and to receive a printable course certificate. Take the course now to embark on your journey as a sustainability champion in oral healthcare.

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