Here are some of the initiatives we take to be environmentally aware;
We were early adopters of Origin Greenpower energy, using renewable energy resources to power our practice.
We keep computerised records of treatment details for our patients, reducing significant paper consumption for appointment to appointment record keeping.
Having Digital x-rays minimizes toxic chemical wastes from developing solutions and wastage of x-ray films.
The Smile Team has installed an amalgam separator that catches even tiny amounts of amalgams created during amalgam removal so that it doesn't end up in the waterways and back out into the ocean.
Team members are active recyclers of paper and plastic waste at recycling stations in the practice.
Reducing power consumption
LED lighting has been introduced to the practice in 2011 to reduce emissions.
Dentistry requires plastics to create barriers for your personal safety. With each patient appointment requiring extensive plastic coverage, The Smile Team has begun sourcing biodegradable plastic products to use.
Reducing disposables with permanent solutions
Where possible we use equipment that can be sterilized rather than add to land waste. Sterilizable impression trays for example reduce waste much better than disposable plastic trays.