At Towson Dental Care, our care includes a commitment to the environment. Being green is important to us, and we are dedicated to delivering outstanding care in a way that considers our environmental impact.
Our philosophy of being a green dental office impacts every aspect of our practice. Some of the ways we “go green” include:
- Being a charter member of the Eco-Dentistry Association®, the nation’s first organization dedicated to green dentistry .
- Designing a state-of-the-art dental suite that reduces waste and energy use by 50%
- Using digital X-rays and paperless charting to reduce waste
- Employing an amalgam filter to ensure that no toxic materials enter our community’s water supply
As part of our membership in the Eco-Dentistry Association, we have taken the following pledge:
As a charter member of the Eco-Dentistry Association, we are committed to a dental profession that values both outstanding patient care and outstanding planetary care. We recognize that as dental professionals, we make decisions every day that impact the public’s health and the health of our Earth.
As such, we pledge to consider the environmental impact of our practices in:
- Dental processes and materials
- Office administration and marketing
- Office construction, design and furnishings
By making choices in these three areas, we agree to:
- Rethink decisions and, wherever possible, choose environmentally sound options
- Reduce the environmental impact of our practice
- Reuse or repurpose whatever we can
- Recycle whatever we can
We further pledge to:
- Demonstrate leadership by sharing “best practices” and innovations with other Eco-Dentistry Association members
- Educate our team and patients about environmentally sound practices
- Support suppliers who offer environmentally sound products and services
For more information about Green Dentistry, please call us at 410-296-3993 or visit www.ecodentistry.org. Our team will be happy to answer your questions and help you make an appointment with our dentist in Towson, Maryland, Dr. Craig Snyder.