Green Dentistry

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Overview
We, as an office are committed  towards ensuring that we are doing our part to protect the environment and reducing our carbon footprint. When designing the office we kept our “Green Office” goal in mind to reduce the  impact we have on our local and global environment. Here are the measures we have undertaken for a Green Dental Environment for our patients and staff.

Office Architecture
  • Leed certified Cabinetry from Midmark Dental
  • Leed certified Vinyl flooring and carpet
  • Low VOC paints used throughout the office
  • Thermostat Programmable HVAC cooling system
  • Energy efficient Flourescent lighting throughout the office
  • Recycled wood in custom cabinetry (laminates have no PVC or Formaldehyde) 

Front Office
  • Software to decrease paper use
  • Energy star rated computers
  • Computers programmed for Energy Conservation
  • Using Recycled Paper products as often as possible
  • Using Recycled/Remanufactured toner and ink-jet cartridges
  • E-file insurance claims
  • Paper recycling

Treatment Rooms
  • Digital Radiography (No film processing chemicals and less patient radiation)
  • Recycled paper products for paper cups and paper towels.
  • Biodegradable Sterilization solutions used throughout the office 
  • We offer metal free restorations 

Sterilization
  • Steam Autoclaves
  • Cassette system for instrument handling (safer and reduces use of plastic sterilization bags)

Mechanical
  • Dry, oil free Vacuum system (traditional systems comsume approximately a gallon a minute!)
  • Amalgam separation and filtration system for appropriate disposal of old mercury fillings avoiding contamination of local water.

Membership
We are a member of the EcoDentistry association as part of our commitment to changing the way dentistry is practiced. www.ecodentistry.org.