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What is Dental Practice CSR and why is it important?

We understand that want a successful, healthy and rewarding business. You know that doing the right thing pays in more ways than one. And you recognise that 90%* of your patients and team now expect you to do good as part of running the business.

A business that has mastered this challenge has addressed its Corporate Social Responsibility – or CSR. And because the ways that consumers and staff judge businesses have changed, it’s now a crucial aspect of a business that wants to build trust with patients, and attract and retain good staff.


The 3 pillars of CSR


Are you a value-driven business that proactively leads, communicates with, and protects the wellbeing of your team? Do you reward and remunerate fairly, and are you transparent in your pricing?


Do you do everything you can to reduce your use of plastics and single-use resources? Have you thought about energy usage, recycling and positive contributions like ‘walk to work’ schemes?

Community & charity

Are you committed charity and your community in some way? Have you made a meaningful commitment and engaged your team in the process?

How do I do it?

But how do you find time to tackle your CSR? And how do you know that what you are doing works, makes a difference and adds value?

Unsurprisingly, it can leave you feeling confused about what to do, or frustrated that your good intentions do not stand out in the way you deserve.

We want you to feel proud of the way you run your business, and rest assured that you are doing the right things, day to day.

What do I do?

To achieve exactly that, we have assembled some of the industry’s top experts in their fields to create a simple set of Dental CSR Standards that everyone can access and apply for to help grow their business.

Whatever stage you are at with your approach to social and environmental responsibility, there is a straightforward, practical standard that will help you to ensure you are covering the essentials and your business is recognised for it.

We want to help you feel proud of the level you have achieved and inspired to accomplish more.

What do I get?

Your annual certification gives you:

  1. A framed certificate for your reception area so everyone who visits the practice will see instantly that you take your responsibilities seriously
  2. Use of the appropriate logo for your website, social media and marketing collateral
  3. Listing and linking on the Dental CSR website
  4. Access to the patient information pages for bronze, silver or gold

What does it cost?

Certification is a worthwhile investment in your team, business and reputation. What’s more, you can even spread the cost over 3 months. All first-time applicants pay a one off registration fee of £60 in addition to the annual certification fee below:

  • Gold – £600
  • Silver – £300
  • Bronze – £180

All prices are inclusive of VAT

Five simple steps to knowing & showing you care:

  1. Take the 3-minute quick quiz to see where you currently stand.
  2. Decide which level you want to apply for – bronze, silver or gold.
  3. Submit your application online.
  4. We will review it and, if necessary, give you the extra advice you need to get certified.
  5. Pay your annual certification fee and start proudly displaying your Dental CSR Certification – a framed certificate for reception, and logos for use on your website and communications.
Free guide

Dental CSR - Achieving the Bronze level

Get the guide to acheiving your first standard.

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