The DC Dentist has been recognized as one of the Sustainability Award winners from the District of Columbia’s
Department of Energy and Environment. The DC Dentist, the areas first holistic, biological and Eco-Friendly
Dental office located on Capitol Hill, provides oral health care and educates patients on the effects of good
oral health to one’s overall health giving patients clean, healthy, and beautiful smiles.
With over 30 sustainable features throughout the office, Dr. Victor proudly accepted the Sustainable Award from DC’s Department of Energy and Environment on April 29, 2021. “It is critical that we celebrate these local leaders, who every day – through their words and, more importantly, through their actions – make the District a better, more sustainable place to live, work and play,” said DOEE Director Tommy Wells. The DC Dentist combines its Holistic & Biological Dental practices with Ecological materials used throughout the office. From ceiling tiles made from recycled plastic bottles kept out of the landfill to one of the highlights of the office, aside from the state of the art equipment, a green roof, where plants live to decrease storm water run-off and reduce energy consumption. The DC Dentist provides a modern approach to Dentistry with the latest advances in the field of dentistry along with that old Doctor feel of taking the time to listen closely to each patient’s needs and evaluate the situation based on that specific patient. Children and adults have fewer meltdowns when approached in a holistic manner. Patients at The DC Dentist have better understanding of their health and its interconnectedness with all that’s happening inside them and around them.
Each patient entering The DC Dentist receives a temperature check and all natural oral rinse to remove all bad bacteria prior to being seen. The office philosophy is that the best medicine is preventive medicine. Dr. Terry Victor wanted an office that would be sustainable and worked hard to make The DC Dentist a place where people could come and know that every aspect of the office was working towards helping the earth. Dr. Victor chose to have an Amalgam Separator as part of his original design, well ahead of the time it was required for the dental community at large. The Amalgam Separator keeps the mercury removed from dental fillings from entering the city’s waste water, which was implemented long before the Dental community required dental offices to have one in 2020. Being a holistic office, The DC Dentist encourages patients to replace all amalgam fillings.
The DC Dentist is not your average dental office as it provides the usage of alternative modalities such as Homeopathic Remedies, Aromatherapy, Herbal Treatment and Supplementation to augment any Dental Treatments performed. Dr. Victor addresses the needs of each patient’s health concerns sharing the connection between good oral health and overall health and well-being. Dr. Victor’s philosophy is that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body and should be taken into account in viewing the patient’s overall health care.
The DC Dentist welcomes new patients and gives tours of the office to prospective and current patients educating all on the importance of healing self as well as the earth.