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Thu, Jul 27


Via zoom

Why We Need to Be Clean and Green and How to Get There

Why We Need to Be Clean and Green and How to Get There
Why We Need to Be Clean and Green and How to Get There

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Via zoom

About the Event

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Dr. Laurie Houston graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1985 and ran her own practice in Bracebridge until 2012. Currently, she associates 2 days a week in Orillia and works at an Indigenous community in the Georgian Bay area monthly. She is the Chair of the Environmental Sustainability Working Group of the ODA and a Director on the Board. Since 2012 she has been involved with international volunteer dental projects and is the Founder of CanHelp Through HealthCare ( Dr. Houston is the dental lead for Partnerships for Environmental Action by Clinicians and Communities for Healthcare Facilities ( She curates and moderates an online platform that endeavours to discuss issues of global consequence based on her international friendships from her student experience at a United World College (LBP College of the Pacific): Global Village Speakers Series ( Laurie resides in Gravenhurst on beautiful Lake Muskoka with her spouse and her dog Georgie.


Why We Need to Be Clean and Green and How to Get There


Anthropogenic climate change can no longer be denied; globally, healthcare contributes roughly 4.6% to total global greenhouse gas emissions annually. All sectors of society need to reevaluate their methods of operation to mitigate these emissions if we are to slow down global warming and the consequences thereof. 

This presentation will offer suggestions as to how you can make your dental practice more sustainable, broken down into prevention, supply chain, transport, buildings and energy, drugs and devices, natural systems, food, and most importantly, leadership.

Thursday, July 27th starting at 6:00 PM

CE Points: 2-hour category 3, limited to IODA Gold and paid Silver members only. If you are not a member or wish to upgrade your membership, please click HERE


- Free for IODA Gold members with CE certificate

- Free for IODA silver members without CE certificate

- $20 for IODA silver members with CE certificate (Please click HERE to pay for registration)

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