GREEN DENTISTRY – REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

There is a new revolution in Dentistry known as “Green dentistry” or “eco-friendly dentistry”. The Eco- Dentistry Association defines Green dentistry (Eco-dentistry) as practice that is an environmentally friendly way of implementing dentistry protocols by using techniques and equipment to reduce waste, conserve energy, decrease pollution and reduce our carbon footprint. Aside from helping to protect the environment, going green can also help save money and time.

Conservation of Energy

‘Om Bhaanve Namaha' means 'One who brings light’ - Kamala Dental Speciality Hospital shows a gratitude to the sun for giving us light and making life possible on Earth by conserving the energy we obtain from the Sun using Solar panels to generate electricity to aid in functioning of all our equipments thus promoting and producing Sustainable Energy. In essence, it means that we worship the sun for giving us light.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Mercury Free Clinic! Here at Kamala Dental Speciality Hospital we offer you a mercury free clinic where no more amalgam fillings containing mercury leading to toxicity to both patients and the environment are consequential. Instead eco- friendly and aesthetic options like dental composites are only used for all restorations.

Zirconia dental crowns are another option for going green in our dental practice. These are metal-free dental crowns thus yielding absolute aesthetic and highly coveted biocompatibility with the bone and the gums.

Waste reduction by switching to paper drinking cups and single-use cloth patient bibs and other single use patient disposables aiding in proper disposal and elimination of all generated waste without residue.Cloth headrest covers that are washable, reusable cups, and reusable metal suction tips are all tools that can be disinfected and reused to minimize waste and that is the way we go in Kamala Dental Speciality Hospital.

Water conservation is also implemented by ensuring dental tools are washed and cleaned meticulously only with filtered water ensuring no damage to the tools are made whilst reducing the maintenance required, and using as less water as possible while doing the same. Kamala Dental Speciality Hospital offers only eco-friendly options to our environmentally aware and eco-sensitive patients from a whole-body wellness standard, not just as a patient with a toothache or teeth cleaning thus availing a holistic approach in our practice.

Digital Dentistry Protocols are keenly implemented in our practice from digital x-rays to updating patient details using the digital platforms and a software unique to our practice thus enabling the conversion to paper-free environments that include digitizing billing, patient data, and appointment reminders.

Patient-centric, minimally invasive, and earth-friendly, green dentistry practices have the right idea about keeping people healthy while being acutely aware of the carbon footprint they leave as a consequence.

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