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Oral Health Professional Educators’ ‘Practice Green©’ Award Press Release

The Association of Dental Education in Europe, The European Dental Students’ Association and Henry Schein will cooperate to launch the “2023 Oral Health Professional Educators’ ‘Practice Green©’ Awards” for Dental Schools and Societies


Dublin/Amsterdam/Hamburg, 3rd April 2023,

The Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), the European Dental Students’ Association (EDSA) and Henry Schein are pleased to announce the launch of the Oral Health Professional Educators’ ‘Practice Green©’ Awards. Aimed to embed an ethos of sustainability within the education lifecycle for oral health professionals and within their educational and clinical practice settings, best practice examples will be showcased and recognised through participation in this programme. 

Speaking of the launch of the Awards, ADEE President Prof Pal Barkvoll said:

“ADEE is delighted to be able to recognise the efforts of its member institutions who have advocated and advanced the sustainability agenda for many years. Combined with the upcoming publication of the sustainability learning outcomes to ADEE’s Graduating European Dentist Core Curriculum our members will be well placed to ensure environmental and sustainable practices.”

Participants in the award are invited to submit their application on sustainability projects under three categories:

  • Faculty Campus Initiative,
  • Faculty Curriculum Initiative, and
  • Faculty Procurement and Product Use Initiative.

Institutions can highlight their experiences and impact in the area of sustainable education as well as clinical and administration practices that have returned benefit to the institutions, society and the environment.

EDSA President, Martha Adam, stated:

“EDSA has long advocated for academic institutions to embrace sustainable and green practices within the undergraduate curriculum and beyond. We are delighted to be invited to associate with this new innovative award and look forward to seeing the impact on practice.”

The award was named after Henry Schein’s recently launched international sustainability programme, Practice Green©, designed to empower the health care community to positively impact the future of the planet by reducing the ecological footprint and promoting sustainability.


Andrea Albertini, CEO of Henry Schein’s International Distribution Group said:

“Our goal is to help health care professionals increase the sustainability efforts while continuing to provide high-quality patient care. Thanks to the cooperation with ADEE and EDSA on the Oral Health Professional Educators’ ‘Practice Green©’ Award, we can raise awareness and underline the important role that University Dental Schools have in helping to establish the foundation for more sustainable dentistry.” 

Application submission is now open to ADEE member institutions and will remain open to 31 May 2023. The awards will be presented at a gala event held as part of ADEE 2023 annual meeting in Liverpool UK on Friday, 25th August 2023.

For further information about the application, please visit the award website or contact

About ADEE

Founded in 1975, The Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) brings together a broad-based membership across Europe comprised of dental schools, specialist societies and national associations concerned with dental education. ADEE is committed to the advancement of the highest level of health care for all people of Europe through its mission statements and by focusing on the standardisation and advancement of oral health professionals’ education. It draws membership from within the WHO Europe Region and beyond. 

About EDSA

The European Dental Students’ Association (EDSA) was founded in 1988 and currently represents more than 70,000 dental students from 182 dental schools in 33 different countries. EDSA is a not-for-profit and independent organisation that is open to all local or national dental students’ associations in the European region.

About Henry Schein

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is a solutions company for health care professionals powered by a network of people and technology. With more than 22,000 Team Schein Members worldwide, the Company's network of trusted advisors provides more than 1 million customers globally with more than 300 valued solutions that help improve operational success and clinical outcomes. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 300,000 branded products and Henry Schein corporate brand products in our distribution centers. A FORTUNE 500 Company and a member of the S&P 500® index, Henry Schein is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., and has operations or affiliates in 32 countries and territories. For more information, visit Henry Schein at

Media contacts

Denis Murphy
Chief Administrative Officer
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Charlotte Carter
Vice President of External Affairs 2022-2023
European Dental Students’ Association

Henry Schein
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Director, Corporate Media Relations EMEA
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