Sustainability Considerations

The potential environmental impact of the recommendations and clinical advice was considered during the development of the second edition of the Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs guidance. This identified actions that might reduce the environmental impact and informed the development of advice points to support sustainable oral health.

For this guidance topic, most of the sustainability advice points relate to actions to reduce unnecessary patient travel (see Environmental considerations for this guidance). Patient travel has been identified as a major contributor to the carbon footprint of providing dental care.