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April 5, 2010

Dentist Shows Commitment to Eco-Green Office

Filed under: Uncategorized — sketchcorner @ 10:22 pm

I just returned from Thornton. Lucille Chi wrote the story titled; Green Hygiene: San Francisco Green Dentist – the New Pioneer in Green Dentistry, posted April 3rd, 2010 in Beauty and Personal Care column on FeelGoodCare.com’s website.
Chi writes, “Green hygiene is a great topic we cover often here…..”
It struck me in reading Chi’s article that the things her dentist is doing in the commitment to going green probably inspires the patient’s confidence in the safety and technological advancement of the office. As an aside if you need a thornton dentist you may want to try this practice. They also cover Westminster, Broomfield in addition to Thornton and they do teeth whitening, veneers, invisalign, sedation dentistry and cosmetic procedures as well.
Chi writes that her dentist is pioneering a new form of dentistry with their LEED certified oral wellness center that is strives toward zero waste.
Chi then lists the following steps the Green Dentist and dentistry team is committed to being green by:
* creating an office that has been designed to maximize energy efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint.
* using state-of-the-art dental technology to minimize toxic pollution and water waste.
* informing their patients know they’re exposed to 90 percent less radiation.
* using digital imaging technology instead of older-style x-rays for tooth imaging that eliminates the need for toxic x-ray development chemicals.
* the use of steam-based, surgical-grade instrument sterilization, containing no harmful chemicals and reducing water use.
*putting in a special water filtration system allows for the environmentally sound disposal of old mercury fillings, to prevent pollution of our local water ways.
* implementing biodegradable sterilization solutions are used to clean examination areas.
Chi also notes the following features her dentist uses:
* including recycled sheetrock and denim for acoustical insulation.
* using panels made from recycled plastic.
* using furniture from with eco-resins, bamboo and reclaimed vinyl.
* including Forest Stewardship Council certified wood for cabinet laminates that have no PVC or formaldehyde content and are chlorine-free.
* installing Resilient PVC- and chlorine-free flooring.
* installing Natural cooling HVAC system with zone controls provides independent temperature zones to maximize comfort and energy efficiency.
* using fully equipped with energy conserving appliances.

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