What is Eco-Dentistry?
Eco-Dentistry is a high tech approach to dentistry that reduces the environmental impact of dental practices and provides a model for dentistry that supports and maintains wellness.
The DC Dentist understands that everyone has the responsibility to take care of our planet. Our philosophy and commitment is to utilize green design and practices that protect the immediate health of our patients, team members and surrounding community. We devote ourselves to sustainability, prevention, precaution and minimally invasive patient-centric treatments.
BUILDING AND OFFICE CONSTRUCTION
Careful Planning and Construction of a Green Building utilizing standards from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines
Construction of a Green Roof to decrease the amount of storm water runoff and reduction of heating and cooling costs.
GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN AND FINISHES
Restoration of Original Terrazzo Floors
Skylights for Natural Lighting
Ceiling Tiles made from Recycled Plastic Bottles
Fabric from Office Chairs made from Post Consumer Products
Office Paint Free from PBT (Persistent Bio-Accumulative Toxins)
Office Paint Free from VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
Window Film to Decrease UV light
Metal and Mercury Free Practice
Use of Non-Toxic, Green Cleaning and Sterilization, Products and Supplies
Pending Certification from the Eco-Dentistry Association Green Doc Program
BPA free composite resins and oral appliances
Utilization of Cloth Materials to Replace Plastic Disposables
SUSTAINABLE OFFICE PRACTICES
Environmentally conscious purchase of products and services
Electronic Patient Recall and Appointment Reminders
Digital X-Rays reducing exposure to radiation
Corporate Social Responsibility program
Use Amalgam Separator to prevent mercury from contaminating city water
Use of LED lights throughout entire office
Office Recycling Programs: Reuse and Recycle as much as possible
Terry Victor, DDS – Washington DC Dentist
509 11th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Phone: (202) 544-3626