As a Registered Dental Hygienist I enjoy being a part of the many earth friendly approaches to dentistry:
- Digital radiography
- Paperless charting
- Commute options to and from work
- Educating patients on earth friendly products: reducing use of micro-beads and plastic waste in home care products
- Reusable autoclave wraps
- Stainless steel syringes
- Use of neighborhood programs that recycle paper, plastic, and metal.
I encourage you to consider the many low cost, eco friendly and simple options that can be implemented into the field of dentistry. Simple steps can be taken to reduce the environmental contamination produced by a dental practice.