“GREEN” IS OUR FAVORITE COLOR
Dr. Tara Kaur aims to maintain a holistic relationship between ecology and economy by taking a sustainable approach to dentistry. She incorporates ecologically sustainable materials and procedures that reduce the impact of dentistry on the environment, as well as protecting her patients from toxic materials.
More reasons to love our dental practice:
We do not place dental amalgam fillings and utilize a mercury amalgam separator. This reduces our toxic mercury contribution to the local wastewater treatment facilities. It also decreases the amount of neurotoxins our patients are exposed to.
We have digital X-rays. This eliminates our contribution of pollution (chemical fixers and lead foils) into our sewer systems. Digital X-rays use up to 90% less radiation than conventional X-ray films, minimizing our patient radiation exposure.
We use an electronic patient record. This eliminates an enormous amount of paper. If paper is needed, we choose recycled paper products.
We use a dry dental vacuum system which reduces our use of water by 360 gallons per day or 57,000 gallon of water per year.
We use steam sterilization which replaces chemical based and toxic cold sterilization. We also use ecofriendly disinfectants which maintain a hospital grade environment in our dental office while protecting the health and safety of our staff, our patients, and our neighborhoods.
We use reusable equipment and products wherever possible reducing our contribution to the local landfill.
We choose cloth lab coats and headrest covers. We do not use disposable barrier systems. If a disposable is needed, we choose something that is recycled.
Our office design incorporates low VOC paint, recycled content flooring, reclaimed natural wood, low VOC floor sealer, all LED lighting and recycled building products.
We have utilized DIRTT as a major component in our clinic design. DIRTT is a demountable partition system that can be re-configured and reused, eliminating more building materials ending up in the landfill.
We have installed all Energy Star appliances in our office including a tankless on-demand water heater which saves energy, reduces consumption and reduce our carbon footprint.
We recycle cardboard, paper, glass, aluminum cans and plastic in our office.
We give our patients Preserve toothbrushes which are made out of recycled post-consumer yogurt cups AND we offer a recycling program for toothbrushes.