OC Dental Implants Celebrates Earth Day with Green Dental Practice
Here at OC Dental Implants, we realize there is only one Earth and we all need to do what we can to help preserve it. We are hoping that with our green dental practices, we can be an example to other dental services and all our patients, showing that everyone can do at least some small things to help keep Earth beautiful and healthy.
When considering what we could possibly do, we came up with several ideas:
- Go Digital
By computerizing charts, we can eliminate excess paper and save the trees that are needed to produce it.
- Cut Down on Chemical Use
Today’s advances allow for digital X-rays that are safer for both patients and the environment. Sterilization techniques using steam are just as effective as other methods and don’t use harsh chemicals.
- Consider Renewable Items
By wearing cloth coats instead of paper ones; we can eliminate waste in landfills and save the forests, allowing the oxygen-creating trees to remain. We look into reusable items for our patients, rather than pass out one-time use gifts.
- Conserve Energy
By turning off lights and machinery that is not in use, we can save energy. Today, most machines come in energy-saving models that run cleaner.
Many of the items we use regularly can be effectively recycled. This saves landfill space and creates less overall waste in the environment.
Those of us here at OC Dental Implants continue to look for ways to serve our patients in a healthy manner. Continually, we strive to keep the planet as safe and clean as possible.