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Eco Friendly Dentistry in Louisville
Studio Z Dental has big news! We've recently obtained our Eco-Dentistry Certification at the highest level - GOLD - which will make Studio Z Dental the only general dental practice along the entire Front Range with an Eco-Dentistry membership and certification.
The GreenDOC TM Dental Office Certification Program by the Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA) is helping us implement eco friendly dentistry initiatives within our physical Louisville location and community contributions, alongside our daily practices.
What does Eco Dentistry Mean for You?
Eco-Dentistry Certified offices are required to complete a long list of changes from traditional dentistry practices to eco-friendly dentistry practices. This means full-service eco-friendly dentistry for you and your family!
The GreenDOC TM Dental Office Certification Program has 180 initiatives we must adhere to including:
- Being mercury-free
- Using non-toxic cleaning and sterilization techniques for equipment
- Adhering to building codes following LEED guidelines
- Going paperless in the office
- Implementing sustainable energy practices and a recycling program
- Water conservation
- Formaldehyde free cabinets
- Paints and adhesives with either low or no VOC's
- and much more!
Green Certification in Boulder
Studio Z Dental is also green certified by the local Boulder County program named PACE, which stands for Partners for a Clean Environment, with a highlight in their Water Conservation Area of Excellence. To be PACE certified, we met criteria including: energy efficiency, hazardous materials, recycling, water conservation, and more.
One of our greatest green dentistry accomplishments is our implementation of using waterless vacuum systems during our daily dental procedures. By using waterless suction, we have greatly reduced our water waste; in fact, PACE checked our water bill and reported that Studio Z Dental is saving 80% compared to a typical dental office that uses a water-based suction system! Plus, through the Eco-Dentistry Certification, the average water savings is up to 350 gallons of water a DAY! We are also currently working on our second PACE certification in the Zero Waste Area of Excellence and will complete the process within July 2014.
Studio Z Dental is committed to providing eco friendly dentistry to our amazing clients in and around the Boulder area. Obtaining the prestigious Eco-Dentistry Gold Certification and PACE Water Conservation Area of Excellence is important to us on an individual level for our dentists, team members, and clients, as well as on a community level within Boulder, Louisville, and beyond.
Studio Z Dental in Louisville, Colorado, is one of the few dentist offices in the Boulder area offering mercury safe holistic dentistry and family, and cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening.
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